Certified Prosthetist or CPO
Company: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation
Posted on: May 16, 2020
We have the great privilege of helping patients and families
re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work and the
reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When
patients "Ask for Mary," they experience a culture that has been
sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully
listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of
every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians
and care providers.
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited
rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults
each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation,
orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the
most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an
exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses
and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical
outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients
throughout the state with access to our unique standard of
Restoring Hope and Freedom through Rehabilitation
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
Mary Free Bed values diversity and inclusion among patients,
families and staff. We strive to hire people who reflect the
communities we serve. Our employees will serve all patients,
families and each other with dignity and respect.
A Certified Orthotist CO is a healthcare professional who is
specifically educated and trained to manage comprehensive orthotic
patient care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a
treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and
A Certified Prosthetist (CPO) Orthotist Prosthetist is a healthcare
professional who is specifically educated and trained to manage
comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic patient care. This includes
patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation
of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Provides direct patient care, treatment, and services within the
scope of their license, certification or registration and as
required by law and regulation, with a particular focus on
* Provides clinical services including measurement, fit,
fabrication, adjustment, and repair of Orthotic or Prosthetic
devices; establishes standards for their design and fabrication in
relation to the physician orders. Instructs patients in the use of
orthoses or prostheses.
* Follows charting procedures and maintains records, and completes
in a timely manner.
* Maintains treatment standards and protocols by meeting
scheduling, patient satisfaction, and production standards.
* Ensures outcome data collection and data analysis is
* Participates in case conferences with physicians, therapists and
nurses to discuss and evaluate patient's condition, progress and
plans for therapy.
* Meets mandatory continuing education requirements and maintains
expertise in specific clinical area of focus.
* Develops and maintains relationships with local physicians and
other potential referral sources in order to ensure outstanding
patient service and to promote Mary Free Bed O & P services.
* Compliance with practice management plans to develop and document
policies and procedures to ensure patient protection which
includes, but is not limited to:
* Adherence to applicable local, state and federal laws and
* Maintaining a safe and professional environment for patient
* Adherence to ABC Code of Professional Responsibility.
ESSENTIAL JOB QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING
* Bachelor's degree or higher in orthotics and prosthetics for a
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(CAAHEP) accredited program OR a Bachelor's degree or higher in any
major along with a post-graduate orthotics and prosthetics
certificate from a CAAHEP accredited program
* Certification by the American Board for Certification in
Orthotics and Prosthetics (CPO), or Prosthetics (CP) or Board of
* Must have pediatric cranial experience.
* Ideal candidate has plagiocephaly experience.
* Physical Demands: The physical ability to lift, position, and
transport patients; to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel,
twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb; to hear, speak,
write and see (correctable vision); to frequently lift up to 75
pounds, and occasionally lift in excess of 75 pounds; to
occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+
pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment; to exert up
to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force
frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic
information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected
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