• Orthotic & Prosthetic Technician/Clinical Extender

    Job Location US-NY-Johnson City
    Job ID
    2018-13756
    # Positions
    1
    Posted Date
    1 month ago(5/17/2018 12:15 PM)
    Category
    Technician
  • Why Us?

    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.

    Could This Be For You?

    The Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician supports the Orthotist and/or Prosthetist in providing care to patients with disabling conditions of the limbs and spine by fabricating orthoses and their components. Under the guidance and consultation with the clinician, the technician fabricates the orthoses and/or positive molds to provide maximum fit, function, cosmetics and workmanship. The technician also repairs and maintains the orthotic and/or prosthetic devices. The technician is expected to keep abreast of all new fabricating techniques, must be familiar with the properties of pertinent materials and must be skilled in the use of appropriate equipment. Additionally, the technician/fitter provides the highest level of patient care services in the fitting of orthotic and prosthetic soft goods.

    Your Impact

    Depending on the operational requirements, size of the Hanger Clinic and subject to limitations imposed by state and/or local law, your role may include some or all of the functions listed below.

    • Perform fabrication and repair of orthotic and/or prosthetic devices, according to Company quality and quantity standards.
    • Perform ordering and receiving and other inventory tasks as assigned.
    • Maintain a safe, clean 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
    • May fit and deliver prefabricated and off-the-shelf orthoses such as cervical orthoses, pressure gradient hose, and trusses.
    • Provide education to patients on the application, use, care, and expected outcome for DME products as indicated by the physician instructions and manufacturer recommendations
    • Contact vendors to order orthotic fabrication materials and maintain inventory of items used during fabrication process.
    • Provide patient care in orthotic soft goods.
    • Evaluate selected orthotic needs of patients.
    • Measure, fit and adjust devices.
    • Complete and maintain accurate documentation of patient care provided.
    • Complete administrative tasks as assigned.
    • Perform other related duties as required
    • Provide patient follow-up for selected patients.
    • Perform ordering and receiving and other inventory tasks as assigned.
    • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment.
    • Adhere to all safety regulations; compliance with Medicare and other governmental regulations; compliance with bloodborne and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
    • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED required.
    • A valid driver’s license and driving record within the standards outlined within Hanger’s Motor Vehicle Safety Policy and Procedures.
    • Technical training school or 2 years experience preferred.

    Additional Success Factors

    • Knowledge and hand skills needed to fabricate and repair prostheses (artificial limbs) and orthoses (orthopedic braces) according to patient measurements, casts and in compliance with a physician's prescription.
    • Mechanical ability and hand-eye coordination to use laboratory tools safely and effectively.
    • Good interpersonal and verbal skills for communicating with others.
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
    • 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 communications skills for reporting information to patient and staff.
    • Ability to discern individual needs of patient.
    • Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize and plan for the purpose of meeting deadlines.
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
    • Act with integrity in all ways and at all times, remaining honest, transparent, and respectful in all relationships.
    • Keep the patient at the center of everything that you do, building lifelong trust.
    • Foster open collaboration and constructive dialogue with everyone around you.
    • Continuously innovate new solutions, influencing and responding to change.
    • Focus on superior outcomes, and calibrate work processes for outstanding results.

    Our Investment in You

    • Competitive salary.
    • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
    • Annual target bonus or commission.
    • Paid vacation and sick time.
    • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.

     

     

    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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