Prosthetist Orthotist

UNC Health

UNC Health

Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Job Description


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The Prosthetist Orthotist is a health care professional who is specifically educated and trained to manage comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic patient care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up, and practice management. Documentation by the orthotist and/or prosthetist is part of the patient’s medical record and establishes medical necessity for orthotic and/or prosthetic care.

1. Clinical - Assessment of patients with impairment of human movement or musculoskeletal abnormalities
that would impede their ability to participate in their social/work environment or other activities to determine a functional intervention. Designs, writes specifications for, and fits artificial limbs, braces, and appliances for body
deformities and disorders following a physician's prescription. Examines affected area for factors affecting the fitting and placement of artificial limbs and orthopedic appliances. Plans appliance to give patient maximum
possible function. Determines materials from which appliance will be fabricated. Responsible for fitting all braces and/or devices as necessary to keep workflow and patient safety a priority. Responsible for troubleshooting
any problems that affect the patient's care as it pertains to devices supplied by the prosthetist /orthotist. Implements changes with DMEPOS standards and Medicare policies.
2. Inventory Management- Oversees inventory, including ordering new stock as warranted by
usage, reporting abnormalities in inventory levels to the Practice Manager, moves stock to and from various locations as necessary, and facilitates new products that physicians(s) would like to have added to the
service line. Responsible for all packing slips being sent to the Practice Manager so that the invoices can be paid promptly and correctly.
3. Leading People- Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Encourages workforce engagement
by building a commitment to excellence and promoting its vision internally and externally. Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and holds others accountable for achieving results related to their responsibility area. Leads in a deliberate and predictable way and operates with transparency. Treats
sensitive or confidential information appropriately. Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal
methods. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.
4. Documentation- Maintains all documentation regarding the patient's visit and devices fit. Assists patients with direction to resolve billing problems. Acts as a liaison for the billing department to obtain the necessary information for claim payment. Compliance with practice management plans to develop and document policies and procedures to ensure patient protection.
5. Liaison- Acts as a liaison for the physicians, staff and vendors. Responsible for creating and
maintaining positive relationships with the physicians, staff, and other corporate staff. Responsible for communicating physician needs to the Practice Manager. Assists in maintaining communication with other services lines, including the Medical practice and the managers of those offices.
6. Education- Educates MAs, OTs, DME coordinators, residents, and physicians on appropriate policies and procedures to follow for DMEPOS visits. Assists staff and physicians in problem-solving regarding the type of brace and fitting that best address the patient and their situation. Acts as a mentor for prosthetist/orthotist students.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● A master's degree in orthotics and prosthetics from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program or​​ A foreign degree equivalent to a master's degree in orthotics and prosthetics evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) Credential
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Completed NCOPE residency program and ABC or BOC certified (or certified with six months of hire) as Certified Prosthetist (CP), Certified Orthotist(CO), or Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO)
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Two (2) years of relevant experience working in a clinical environment, including preceptorship in prosthetics/orthotics.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● · Knowledge and understanding of materials selection for orthotics and prosthetics.
● · Technical skills required to measure, fit and customize orthotic and prosthetic devices.
● · Good verbal and written communication skills

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Support Operations

Organization Unit: UNC Health Prosth&Orth @ ACC

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $32.23 - $46.33 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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