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Certified Orthotist- Prosthetics and Orthotics, Full-time in Chicago, IL at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

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Job Description


General Summary

The Orthotist promotes and provides orthotic care to patients under the direction of and in consultation with a physician. Assists patients, families, therapists and physicians by providing prosthetic care and management expertise to assure clinical objectives, department objectives and quality standards are achieved.

The Orthotist is responsible for meeting daily patient care objectives at a variety of patient care sites including but not limited to problem solving, documentation, fabrication and some project management and referral source management tasks.

The Orthotist consistently demonstrates support of the SRAlab statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Orthotist demonstrates SRAlab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and SRAlab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

1. Promotes and provides orthotic services in accordance with SRAlab policies and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics 'Canons of Ethical Conduct'.
2. Orthotic management is skillfully and timely administered through up to date knowledge of assessment, disease entity, biomechanics, normal human development, treatment plan formulation, measurement / cast impressions, follow-up care, documentation, fabrication, CAD/CAM, patient / referral management, coding / billing procedures, departmental policies and schedule management.
3. Proactively supports and communicates with patients, physicians, therapists, department staff and management team in daily activities to complete clinical and operational objectives.
4. Proactively utilizes administrative and technical support staff to provide care to patients and meet other clinical objectives.
5. Documents activities to facility standards of content and timeliness for quality assurance, project management, coding / billing compliance and patient records.
6. Represents the department and the profession in a variety of forums in person, via phone and utilizing SRAlab information systems.
7. Assists with device fabrication, component acquisition / preparation to meet clinical and operations time and quality standards.
8. Provides limited assistance to Technician Coordinator with facility maintenance tasks through guidance and direct assistance to other staff.
9. Actively participates in and supports the instruction of staff, National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) residents, medical residents and themselves to achieve operational excellence and meet the SRAlab mission statement by reviewing, attending, creating and presenting training materials related to orthotic management and department policies.

Reporting Relationships

1. Reports directly to the Clinical Coordinator, Prosthetics & Orthotics
2. Reports indirectly to the Manager, Clinical Operations - Prosthetics & Orthotics

Job Requirements



1. Bachelor''s degree in orthotics from an accredited college or university.
2. Must have completed a National Commission on Orthotic Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) residency in Orthotics.
3. Must maintain IL Licensure in Orthotics and ABC CO certification.
4. Understanding the needs of patients requiring prosthetic management and the process involved in providing prosthetic care to patients.
5. Visual acuity and gross/fine motor skills required for the safe and efficient use of equipment, tools and materials.
6. Strong interpersonal skills necessary to exchange factual information within department, to patients and outside entities.
7. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when completing clinical, departmental and technical tasks.
8. Analytical ability to interpret patient needs.
9. Good organizational and problem solving skills needed.
10. Working knowledge of orthotic industry equipment, materials, design and control systems (mechanical and electrical).
11. Working knowledge of standard power equipment, hand tools, ovens, vacuum forming equipment, materials and basic computer application skills, including CAD/CAM.
12. Ability to lift or move large, heavy objects, specifically plaster positive models and materials

Working Conditions

1. Some exposure to chemicals and material fumes / dust.
2. Some exposure to infectious diseases when working or transferring patients.
3. Operates across the SRAlab continuum of care and its locations, including outpatient sites, day rehabilitation sites, inpatient units and on-call as necessary or required by the department.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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