• Orthotic Fitter OR Physical Therapy Assistant OR Athletic Trainer

    Job Location US-CT-Hartford
    Job ID
    2018-14558
    # Positions
    1
    Posted Date
    1 month ago(12/14/2018 4:02 PM)
    Category
    Fitter (EX)
  • 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?

    As our Orthotic Fitter, you will play a large role in empowering human potential by helping patients regain their mobility and independence. This is an on-call position and will be based in a hospital setting. You will work with patients and ensure that their medical braces and supports are properly fit to the patients' needs and based on the orthotic practitioner’s or physician’s recommendations.

     

    You will work directly with patients to evaluate their needs, formulate a treatment plan, and provide follow-up care to ensure successful outcomes and be trained to provide certain custom-fitted, pre-fabricated, and off-the-shelf orthoses.

    Your Impact

    You will help drive exceptional outcomes by:

    • Collaborating with orthotic practitioners and physicians in the evaluation and analysis of a patient’s need for orthotic services.
    • Examining and evaluating patient's needs in relation to disease and functional loss.
    • Performing fitting, and executing minor modifications as necessary.
    • Evaluating the orthotic device on patient, adjust to assure fit, function, medical efficacy, and quality of work.
    • Educating the patient in use of orthopedic device and identifying and reconciling issues/problems to ensure patient satisfaction with devices provided.
    • Following up with patients and physicians.
    • Providing in-service training to physicians and allied health care professionals.
    • Providing detailed clinical notes to patient records and assisting other clinical staff.
    • Providing information to administrative staff to conduct reimbursement activities.
    • Adhering to all safety regulations; compliance with Medicare and other governmental regulations; compliance with blood borne and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
    • Providing all aspects of clinical assistance under supervision.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED required. Associate degree preferred.
    • 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.

     

    In an effort to maintain our highest level of customer service to our patients, no phone calls or walk-ins from prospective candidates, recruiters, staffing agencies or contractors will be accepted by the hiring Hanger Clinic.  All inquiries will be directed to Human Resources.

    Additional Success Factors

    • Demonstrated ability to effectively fit and deliver non-custom orthotic 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.
    • 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.
    • Reimbursement of certification fees.
    • Access to the latest research and techniques in the O&P field.

     

    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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