Certified Athletic Trainer (Orthotic Fitter - Non Certified)

US-OH-Cleveland
Job ID
2017-12462
# Positions
1
Posted Date
4 months ago
Category
Fitter

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:

An orthotic patient has a neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorder and needs an orthosis, or a custom designed, fabricated, fittet and/or modified device to correct, support or compensate for the disorder or acquired condition.

 

The Athletic Trainer (Non-Certified Orthotic Fitter) is specifically trainind to participate in the fitting and delivery of prefabricated orthotice devices and/or soft goods related to a patient's needs, as indicated by an orthotic clinician or physician.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with orthotic clinicians in the evaluation and analysis of a patient's needs 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.
  • Provide follow-up with patients and physicians.
  • Provide in-service training to physicians and allied health care professionals.
  • Provide detailed clinical notes to patient records.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance to 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.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively fit and deliver non-custom devices such as: cervical orthoses not requiring more than minor modification; pressure gradient host; trusses; non-complex prefabricated spinal orthoses and prefabricated orthoses of upper and lower extremities (excluding those used in treatment of bone fractures).
  • Thorough understanding of medical terminology
  • Effective communication skills for accurate, concise, and organized oral and written presentation and reports to patient and staff.
  • Ability to instruct clinical and non-clinical personnel and customers on objectives of patient care services
  • Active listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to build professional relationships with physicians, therapists and patients.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Effective organizational, time management and planning skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people, and understand written direction.
  • 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 for many hours in duration in accordance with state labor laws.

Qualifications

  • HS Diploma required
  • 1-2 years successful experience in providing orthotic services under the supervision of a certified practitioner a plus.
  • Certified Athletic Trainer highly desired

 

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.​​

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