The John D Dingell Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is currently recruiting for a full-time Orthotist/Prosthetist. The position performs a broad range of prosthetic services designing custom devices. Current, Permanent VA Employees and Current, Permanent Employees of Other Federal Agencies should apply to announcement number CBSR-11094175-21-VW for proper consideration. Follows established regulations and procedures to insure patient privacy. Independently performs patient's clinical assessments such as gait, range of motion, life style, etc. for patients with few co morbidities. Involved in the development of prescription criteria for prosthetic devices. Fits, fabricates, adjusts, and repairs custom prostheses through various methods and materials and measures and fits patients for pre-fabricated devices. Measures, casts and scans patient to develop positive molds for custom work. Can prepare negative cast for scanning for the use of digitizer, CAD-CAM software and carver, pouring of plaster/alginate and shipping. Prepares the positive mold and performs scans, tracing, and impressions of body segments for metal or thermoplastics. Performs biomechanical/bench alignment, formation of metal components and bench fabrication for prostheses. Is responsible for following all manufacture's specifications related to patient safety, lab safety and component safety. Evaluates the final product as to the specifications, trim lines, contours, quality, pleasing cosmetic aesthetics and safety of the item. Carries out responsibilities of submitting, packing and shipping necessary items as related to work. Performs appropriate documentation of workload, procedure coding, in putting progress notes in electronic medical record, appointments, complying with JCAHO requirements, and ensuring all documenting paperwork is completed and distributed in a timely fashion. Maintains current knowledge of new products, procedures, materials and techniques as related to their scope of practice. Attends professional seminars and manufacturers' training seminars as related to their scope of practice. Completes mandatory training per hospital requirements. Fills out appropriate paperwork for custom in-house fabricated prostheses (OWL). The incumbent is independently responsible for the utilization and supervision of work flow and the quality of completed work. The incumbent reports to the Northern Orthotic Lab Supervisor. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with some work on Saturdays. Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598856800
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.