• Soft Goods Orthotic Fitter

    Job ID 2019-15525
    # Positions
    1
    Job Location
    US-PA-Pittsburgh
    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?

    Orthotic fitters make sure that medical braces, prosthetic limbs, arch supports, and other medical devices properly fit patients by using equipment to help mold and alter the devices to the patients' specifications. They monitor the patients over time and make any necessary changes to the devices to keep them in good condition.

     

    The Orthotic Fitter is specifically trained and qualified to participate in the fitting and delivery of prefabricated orthotic devices and/or soft goods related to a patient’s needs, as indicated by an orthotic practitioner or physician.

     

    An Orthotic Fitter is competent to practice orthotics within a scope of practice that is specific to fitting certain prefabricated and off-the-shelf orthoses that do not require more than minor modification.  

    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.

    • Collaborate with orthotic practitioners in the evaluation and analysis of a patient’s need 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.
    • Follow up with patients and physicians.
    • Provide in-service training to physicians and allied health care professionals.
    • Provide detailed clinical notes to patient records.
    • Assist 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.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED required. Associate degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 6 months of experience in providing customer service in a health care setting, medical office, sports rehab, fitness, or retail environment.
    • Completion of Mastectomy training and/or compression stocking training preferred.
    • Prefer 2 years successful experience in providing services under the supervision of a certified practitioner.

     

    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

    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/shift.
    • 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.

    Personal Qualities

    • 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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