Hanger, Inc.

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Clinician Assistant

Clinician Assistant

Job ID 
2017-12213
# Positions 
1
Job Location 
US-VA-Richmond
Posted Date 
8/18/2017
Category 
Clinician Asst.
Location Of Job : Location 
US-VA-Richmond

More information about this job

Overview

With a mantra of Empowering Human Potential, Hanger, Inc. is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) services and products, offering the most advanced O&P solutions, clinically differentiated programs and unsurpassed customer service. Hanger's Patient Care segment is the largest owner and operator of O&P patient care clinics nationwide. Through its Products & Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions to the broader market. Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War, Hanger is steeped in 150 years of clinical excellence and innovation with a vision to be the partner of choice for products and services that enhance human physical capability. Collectively, Hanger employees touch thousands of lives each day, helping people achieve new levels of mobility and freedom. Hanger, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer - female/minority/disability/vet.

 

 

Overview:

Assist practitioner in providing patient care services by fitting selected orthotic and prosthetic devices and performing other assigned tasks.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions*:

  • Assist practitioners with patient care. 
  • Prepare a room and patient for treatment, make and modify molds, perform technical fabrication, and complete administrative tasks.
  • Complete and maintain accurate documentation of patient care provided.
  • Evaluate selected orthotic and prosthetic needs of patients, measure cast and fit and adjust devices.
  • Perform selected patient care procedures, including the fitting of soft good items.
  • Provide alterations to the fitting of soft good items, if necessary.
  • Provide patient follow-up for selected orthotic and prosthetic patients.
  • Perform shipping, receiving and monitor inventory and other clerical tasks.
  • Contact vendors to order prosthetic and orthotic materials.

* Subject to limitations imposed by state and/or local law.

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clean, safe and orderly work environment.
  • Adhere to all safety regulations; compliance with Medicare and other governmental regulations; compliance with blood borne and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.

 

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Hand skills necessary to use laboratory tools safely and effectively.
  • Knowledge of biomechanical principles.
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills for reporting information to patient and staff.
  • Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize and plan for the purpose of meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Ability to lift patients using biomedical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds of weight alone.
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand, and reach constantly during a work day/shift.
  • Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people, and understand written direction.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions.
  • Ability to push wheeled equipment throughout the facility.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for scheduling and preparing patients, equipment, and supplies for treatment.
  • Ability to participate in sustained activities while seated and standing for many hours in duration in accordance with state labor laws.

 

Qualifications

Required Credentials:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Completion of internal or external training course, usually one year of study
  • Six months on-the-job training with experienced practitioners.

 

Experience and Skill Requirements:

 

The preceding information is provided as a brief summary and incorporates typical responsibilities and qualifications of the position.  Other related duties or specific criteria not expressly mentioned may be required for a particular vacancy and can be explained by the hiring manager.

 

Work Environment:

 

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

N.B.  Critical features of this job are described under the headings above.  These features may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reason. 

 

 

 

Hanger, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or harassment because of race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, special disabled veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. The Company will comply fully with all applicable state or local fair employment laws that forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of other protected characteristics. Retaliation against any employee for filing or supporting a complaint of discrimination or harassment is prohibited.​​