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Orthotist-Prosthetist Supervisor

Company: Society for Vascular Ultrasound
Location: Miami
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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Details Posted: 02-May-23Location: Miami, Florida, FloridaSalary: OpenCategories: Allied Health Internal Number: 721792400 General responsibilities of the Supervisory Orthotist-Prosthetist at this level is to administer, supervise, or perform work concerned with providing clinical and laboratory prosthetic and orthotic services to disabled patients. Included in this series is such work as: Planning, developing, and directing an Orthotic-Prosthetic Laboratory and related Clinical Activities at the national, VISN or local level; with an emphasis as a consultant for clinical prosthetics and orthotics at the VISN. Basic Requirements: a. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) b. Education.(1) A bachelor's degree or higher in orthotics and prosthetics from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program. OR, (2) A bachelor's degree or higher in any major along with a post-graduate orthotics or prosthetics certificate from a CAAHEP accredited program. c. Board Certification. Candidates must be board certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) or the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC) as an orthotist, prosthetist, or orthotist/prosthetist. The board certificate must be current and the applicant must abide by the certifying body's requirements for continuing education. Certification as a technician, pedorthist, assistant or fitter does not meet this requirement. d. English Language Proficiency. Orthotists, prosthetists, or orthotist/prosthetists must be proficient in spoken and written as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d). e. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. GS-13 Experience: One (1) year of experience equivalent to GS-12 level as an orthotist/prosthetist functioning as a full member of the clinical team including significant involvement in treatment plan development for the most complex types of conditions. The experience includes applying advanced knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, physics and etiology of diseases, psychology and age-related competencies as well as conducting clinical patient analyses such as gait, range of motion, lifestyle, etc., for patients with a wide range of complex medical conditions which include unusual problems or complications and designing unique or innovative devices to accommodate those conditions. The experience also includes recognizing physical abnormalities, deviations, and complicating conditions with potentially life-threatening implications. The orthotist/prosthetist at this level serves as the supervisor and laboratory manager for large laboratories or multiple satellite laboratories. In addition to the responsibilities described at the GS-12 level, this assignment includes serving as a VISN resource/consultant for orthotics and prosthetics; performing or overseeing testing and evaluation of design concepts; overseeing and evaluating contract orthotics and prosthetics vendors. In addition to the requirements listed above, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) and demonstrate the potential to acquire the KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): . Knowledge of regulatory requirements established by ABC, BOC, NCOPE, IAOP, AAOP, JCAHO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), etc., in order to provide advice to VISN management of the implementation of those requirements. Knowledge of administrative functions including budget development and management, inventory management, space and workload planning, as well as knowledge of the National Prosthetic Patient Database, a knowledge of the Prosthetic National Software package, CPRS, DSS and knowledge of accreditation requirements for orthotic and prosthetic laboratories and knowledge of certification requirements for clinical staff in order to develop VISN guidelines and policies, allocate resources within the VISN, and project future workload for the VISN. Ability to analyze data and provide reports using HCPC codes and other patient database information from VISN orthotic and prosthetic laboratories and to provide such reports to VISN management. Ability to serve as a consultant to orthotists/prosthetists within the VISN on emerging technologies, the most difficult and complex cases, changes in policy, etc. Ability to supervise. (To be used if the assignment is supervisory in nature.) This position is above the full performance level GS-13 Reference: See VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G__. Orthotist/Prosthetist Qualification Standard GS-667 ["VA Careers - Prosthetics: Major Duties : 1. Follows established regulations and procedures to insure patient privacy on a VISN level. 2. Identifies biomechanical conditions. 3. As a VISN resource/consultant, conducts gait analysis, range of motion, coordination and balance, motor skills, and clinical assessment studies in accordance with occupational principles for unusual conditions, multiple complex interrelated conditions, etc. 4. Interviews patients to determine expectations, lifestyle, home/work environment, ability to use the device. 5. As a VISN resource/consultant, takes necessary measurements, casts or scans to develop positive molds of the affected area of the body, which are used to create orthoses and/or prostheses. 6. Recognizes physical abnormalities, deviations, and complicating conditions with potentially life threatening implications. 7. As a VISN resource/consultant, assesses patient for indications/contra-indications of appropriate treatment protocols and discusses the assessment with the physician/requesting provider for purposes of developing the overall treatment plan. Has considerable influence in the development of the plan. 8. Considers new and emerging technologies in designing unique or innovative devices to accommodate or treat a wide range of complex medical conditions. 9. As a VISN resource/consultant, considering the information developed through the assessment as well as time management work load considerations, designs custom devices using standard components to optimize patient performance for difficult and complex conditions; may include CAD/CAM systems. 10. Selects materials and components to be used in fabrication of the device and determines appropriate equipment to be used in fabrication of the device on a VISN level. 11. Fabricates components, or selects and modifies components, and assembles these into the finished device. Uses CAD/CAM system as appropriate in this process and performs preliminary alignment. Manages and Administers CAD/ CAM operation for the VISN as a Clinical Fabrication facility; overseeing these systems 12. Fits device on patient, assures preliminary alignment, and performs subsequent dynamic alignment. 13. As a VISN resource/consultant, assesses and/or modifies fit and function of the device as fabricated and makes appropriate modifications to insure optimum patient outcome. 14. Explains procedures and processes to the patient to reduce anxiety and gain support and cooperation in all stages of the process. 15. Maintains the patient's record, including the electronic record, in accordance with established JCAHO/ABC/BOC regulatory guidelines for records. 16. Attends professional and manufacturer's training seminars. 17. Maintains professional credentials and/or competency (ABC/BOC). 18. Follows environmental and occupational safety guidelines. 19. As a VISN resource/consultant communicates and interacts with physicians, allied health professionals, patient and caregiver in various interdisciplinary clinical settings as a subject matter expert to develop the O/P treatment plan. (PM&R, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, vascular, podiatry, oncology, etc.) 20. On a VISN level, provides guidance and direction to lower graded O/P staff. 21. As a VISN resource/consultant, evaluates the ability of a vendor to provide a product 22. On a VISN level, is responsible for accreditation compliance 23. As a VISN resource/consultant, develops short & long range plans/goals for the lab in accordance with local, VISN, Headquarters direction 24. Develops budget plan for lab 25. As a VISN resource/consultant, manages inventory of stock items, fabrication materials, and components 26. Assures safe workplace considering environmental concerns, OSHA/JCAHO regulations 27. As a VISN resource/consultant, supervises O/P lab staff evaluating employee performance, approving leave, interviewing candidates for positions, recommending promotions, giving advice, counseling/effecting disciplinary action, resolving complaints, etc. Work Schedule: Monday -Friday from 8:00AM-4:30PM Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #:00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 15% Approved two years Service Agreement EDRP Authorized: Position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. 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Keywords: Society for Vascular Ultrasound, Miami , Orthotist-Prosthetist Supervisor, Other , Miami, Florida

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