• Pediatric Clinical Extender

    Job ID 2019-15521
    # Positions
    Job Location
    Extenders (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 Pediatric Clinical Extender, you will play a large role in empowering human potential by supporting the orthotist in clinical, administrative, and operational functions pertaining to Cranial Remolding Orthosis (CRO) patient management. A CRO is an orthotic helmet that gently corrects an infant’s head deformity during several months of growth. This is a unique and rewarding aspect of orthotic clinical practice involving an infant and parents, a limited window of treatment opportunity, and frequent follow-up care to maintain the orthosis and track progress.

    Your Impact

    As an assistant to the treating orthotist, you will help provide superior customer service to the patient and family by enhancing clinical excellence and productivity. After a period of education and training, you will be responsible for:

    • Providing CRO adjustments as directed by the orthotist.
    • Documenting new patient evaluations in NextGen electronic medical records system.
    • Communicating basic treatment concepts to the patient’s family.
    • Assisting with scheduling logistics.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED required.
    • Prior experience with electronic health/medical record systems (preferably NextGen).
    • Minimum one to two years of medical experience required or equivalent combination of work and education.
    • Prior scribe experience or LPN strongly preferred.
    • Preferably, minimum six months of experience providing customer service in a health-related setting such as orthotics/prosthetics, physical/occupational therapy, sports rehab, orthopedics, or medical supply.
    • Preferably, experience that involves a combination of patient interaction and fabrication/technical experience, such as that commonly possessed by an orthotic assistant, orthotic fitter, orthotic technician, orthopedic cast technician, or PT/OT technician.

    Additional Success Factors

    Personal Qualities:

    • Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with patients, referral sources, and colleagues. 
    • Results-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation.
    • Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects in a fast paced environment. 
    • Effective interpersonal communication skills for professional, accurate, concise, and organized oral and written presentation of information to patient families and staff.
    • Personable office professional whose strengths include cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse population in multicultural settings. 
    • Ability to respond positively to constructive criticism.
    • 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.

    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.

    • Experience with or aptitude for learning to use machinery and hand tools for the purpose of cutting, drilling, grinding, and heating plastic and foam materials
    • 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.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    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.

    Our Investment in You

    • Competitive salary.
    • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
    • 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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