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Orthotic Fitter

Company: Reach Orthotic & Prosthetic Services
Location: Newport News
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

The Orthotic Fitter is specifically trained and qualified to participate in the fitting and delivery of prefabricated orthotic devices and/or soft goods related to a patient's needs, as indicated by an orthotic practitioner or physician. They monitor the patients over time and make any necessary changes to the devices to keep them in good condition. An Orthotic Fitter is competent to practice orthotics within a scope of practice that is specific to fitting certain prefabricated and off-the-shelf orthoses that do not require more than minor modification. Job responsibilities may include some or all of the functions listed below.

  • Collaborate with orthotic practitioners in the evaluation and analysis of a patient's need for orthotic services
  • Examine and evaluate patient's needs in relation to disease and functional loss.
  • Perform fitting, and execute minor modifications as necessary.
  • Evaluate orthotic device on patient, adjust to assure fit, function, medical efficacy, and quality of work.
  • Instruct patient in use of orthopedic device.
  • Identify and reconcile issues/problems to ensure patient satisfaction with devices provided.
  • Follow up with patients and physicians.
  • Provide in-service training to physicians and allied health care professionals.
  • Provide timely clinical notes to patient records.
  • Assist other clinical staff.
  • Provide information to administrative staff to conduct reimbursement activities.
  • Adhere to all safety regulations; compliance with Medicare and other governmental regulations; compliance with bloodborne and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements
    • High school diploma or GED required. Associate degree preferred in related field (physical therapy assistant, certified occupational therapy assistant, healthcare).
    • Current certification as a Certified Fitter of Orthotics (i.e., American Board Certified (ABC)) or board eligible for certification, or
    • Minimum of six months experience in providing customer service in the following settings; sports rehab, fitness, healthcare, and medical office or retail.
    • Prefer 2 years successful experience providing orthotic services under the supervision of a certified clinician.
    • Thorough understanding of medical terminology.
    • Effective communication skills for accurate, concise, and organized oral and written presentation and reports to patient and staff.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build professional relationships with physicians, therapists and patients.

Keywords: Reach Orthotic & Prosthetic Services, Newport News , Orthotic Fitter, Other , Newport News, Virginia

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