Evaluates, measures, casts, designs, and fits custom-made lower extremity, upper extremity, and spinal orthoses. Measures, fits, and adjusts prefabricated orthoses.
Assesses the patient's condition and determines the needed treatment.
Elicits the patient's interpretation of his current situation and his and her expected outcome for the orthosis.
Communicates with the prescribing physician to clarify the expectations for the orthosis and detail the design options available to achieve the desired outcome.
Formulates a comprehensive treatment plan based on input from the prescribing physician, patient and family, therapist, and other rehabilitation team members.
Discusses this plan with all involved.
Selects the appropriate prefabricated orthosis or design a custom orthosis to provide the prescribed outcome to alleviate patient's limitations and enhance patient's functioning.
Measures and casts patient.
Corrects and modifies positive molds and provide complete design specifications for the orthosis to the central fabrication lab.
Fits patient with completed orthosis.
Adjusts this orthosis as necessary to achieve optimal function.
Provides instruction to the patient and family on proper use and care of the orthosis.
Provides appropriate follow-up care after fitting to ensure successful treatment outcomes.
Document all patient contacts according to established departmental and hospital procedure.
Troubleshoots, repairs, and adjusts orthoses as required.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Bachelor's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required), Minimum of 1 year-Managerial/Supervisory (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Orthotist - American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABCOP)
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