The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking Prosthetic and Orthotic Fitters for the Division of Prosthetic & Orthotics. The successful candidate will function as a health care professional who is specifically educated and trained in providing orthoses (braces). Duties include conducting patient assessment, formulating and implementing treatment plans, and ensuring follow-up and practice management.
A certified Prosthetics and Orthotics Fitter is competent to practice prosthetics and orthotics within a scope of practice that is specific to fitting designated custom fitted, prefabricated and off-the-shelf orthoses as described below:
â¢ Cervical orthoses, except those used to treat an unstable cervical condition â¢ Prefabricated orthoses for the upper and lower extremities, except for the following: *Those used in the initial and/or acute treatment of long bone fractures and dislocations, *Therapeutic (diabetic) shoes/inserts and functional electrical stimulation orthoses (e.g. myo-orthosis, neuroprosthesis) â¢ Prefabricated spinal orthoses, except those used in the treatment of scoliosis or unstable spinal conditions, or halo cervical orthoses â¢ Pressure gradient garments
This position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent with two years of direct patient care in a related position such as an athletic trainer, cast technician, physical therapy assistant, certified medical assistant, certified nursing assistant, etc. An associateâ™s or bachelorâ™s degree is preferred. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology, knowledge of safe use of hand and power tools, and the ability to interact with patients in a healthcare environment. Must have knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and electronic medical records, Epic preferred.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
This position will remain open until filled.
For further information about the position, please email Michele Bryant, Certified Orthotist, at email@example.com.
For additional information about the application process, please contact Gay Lynn Tonelli, Faculty Search Advisor/Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org .
TO APPLY: EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0012142. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search âœFind Jobsâ, and search for requisition # R0012142. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
Internal Number: R0012142
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