Orthotics/Prosthetics Resident

  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mary Free Bed Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Orthotics
  • Full-Time - Days - 8a-5p, Monday to Friday
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Posted: October 2, 2019
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Residency begins May of 2020

Summary:
Responsible for learning the evaluation, design, fabrication, and fit of braces for patients.  Completes responsibilities in accordance with a physician prescription and under the supervision of a Senior Orthotist or Clinical Manager. 
 
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Follows a structured program of gradually increasing responsibilities including:

  • Provides clinical services including measurement, fit, fabrication, adjustment, and repair. Produces Orthotic or Prosthetic devices; establishes standards for their design and fabrication in relation to the physician orders.
  • Assists Senior Orthotists, Clinical Specialists or Clinical Manager in design, measurement and fabrication of Orthoses according to physician description.
  • Attends assigned clinics, completes hospital calls.
  • Maintains treatment standards and protocols by meeting scheduling, patient satisfaction, and production standards.
  • Repairs or delegates the maintenance of orthoses to technicians.
  • Follows charting procedures and maintains records; completes in a timely manner according to department policy.
  • Assists in inventories of supplies and equipment.  Orders supplies as needed.
Other Job Responsibilities:
  • Participates in a program of continuing education.
  • Completes Certification requirements (if necessary) within a reasonable period of time.

Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):

  • College graduate and completed practitioner training.
  • Ability to interact with patients and physicians.
  • Ability to use tools and fabricate independently.
  • Physical Demands:  Able to lift, carry up to 50 lbs. occasionally; to push, pull up to 200 lbs. occasionally; to walk, stand for the majority of the time, but also periods of sitting are required; to use the keyboard frequently for brief periods, with occasional longer stints
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