Clinician - Resident

US
Job ID
2017-12812
# Positions
1
Posted Date
3 weeks ago
Category
Residency

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:

The Orthotic/Prosthetic Resident has completed their O&P education and is eligible to participate in a provider residency as determined by National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE).  Under supervision, direct progressing to indirect, the practitioner resident provides comprehensive prosthetic and orthotic care.  This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.  The Provider Resident is bound by the prevailing residency rules, regulations and standards set forth by NCOPE as well as the Code of Professional Responsibility from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC).

Responsibilities

Depending on the operational requirements, size of the Hanger Clinic and laws imposed by state and/or local governments, this position may include some or all of the functions listed below:

  • Collaborate with physicians in the evaluation and analysis of a patient’s need for prosthetic or orthotic services; recommend treatment options to physicians when necessary.
  • Examine and evaluate patient's needs in relation to disease and functional loss.
  • Formulate design of prostheses/orthoses.
  • Select materials/componentry, take cast/measurements, model rectifications/layouts, taking into account new techniques and materials.
  • Perform fittings, including static and dynamic alignments.
  • Evaluate prosthetic/orthotic device on patient and adjust to assure fit, function, medical efficacy, and quality of work.
  • Instruct patient in use of prosthesis/orthosis.
  • Identify and reconcile issues/problems to ensure patient satisfaction with device(s) provided.
  • Provide follow-up with patients and physicians.
  • Provide detailed clinical notes to patient records.
  • Provide information to administrative staff to conduct reimbursement activities.
  • Provide in-service training to physicians and allied health care professionals.
  • Utilize effective materials management, quality and performance processes to maximize device quality and medical efficacy, maintaining a proper balance with costs and operational/financial performance.
  • 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.

 

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles of biomechanics, pathomechanics, gait analysis, kinesiology, anatomy and physiology.
  • Understanding of componentry and its suitability and reliability for specific uses.
  • Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology.
  • Comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and kinesiology.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to instruct non-clinical personnel and customers on objectives of patient care services.
  • Active listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence.
  • Ability to assess patient condition and advise mentors on treatment options.
  • 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.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

As previously stated, the Orthotic/Prosthetic Resident must have completed their O&P education and be eligible to participate in an O&P provider residency as determined by National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE).  A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Orthotics & Prosthetics or a Certificate in Orthotics from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited college or university is further required.

 

Supervision:

Supervision will be provided by local NCOPE accredited residency director, residency mentor(s) and Hanger Clinic clinical staff as determined by residency director.

 

Physical Requirements: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly be required to sit, walk and stand; occasionally bend or twist; regularly talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms (to include reaching overhead); and lift molds, equipment and, help patients stand and/or sit, up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must be capable of functioning effectively under moderate or high stress levels due to work subject to time constraints, responsibility to deliver, and the need for rapid adaptation within a dynamic work environment.  The employee will be responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and orderly work environment.   The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Work environment characteristics, and 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.

 

Other Requirements:

Some travel via automobile, airplane and other public transportation may be required.  The employee must have, or be eligible to obtain, a valid driver’s license and driving record within the standards outlined wtihin Hanger’s Motor Vehicle Safety Policy and Procedures. 

 

 

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.​​

 

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