Prosthetist and/or Orthotist Clinician (CPO, CO, CP, Board
Eligible) Job ID 2020-17295
# Positions 1
Job Location US-CA-Santa Barbara
Category Clinician (CL)
Why Us? As a Prosthetist and/or Orthotist, you have dedicated
yourself to improving the lives of the patients you serve. We
recognize that in doing so you not only impact the lives of those
you treat but of their families, friends, and communities.
Embarking on a career with Hanger allows you to continue in this
endeavor but elevates you as a champion of the orthotic and
prosthetic market by providing superior patient care, outcomes,
service and value. Advance your career by leveraging professional
clinical expertise, established clinical practice guidelines,
innovative technologies, specialized training & continuing
education, RAC audit resources, and back office support at one of
our more than 700 clinics nationwide. At Hanger, we fulfill your
current practice needs but also offer a potential career path to
meet your changing aspirations as you continue your professional
journey for years to come.
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 -
Could This Be For You? Our patients are our focus and are the
heart of everything we do. As a Hanger Prosthetist and/or
Orthotist, you will leverage exceptional training and an extensive
collaborative clinical community nearly 1500 providers strong to
provide or supervise the delivery of comprehensive prosthetic and
orthotic care. You will assess patients, formulate treatment plans,
implement those plans, follow-up with your patients and participate
in practice management. If you have not yet achieved certification,
you will provide care under the direction of one of our certified
You will enjoy combining your unique blend of clinical and
technical skills to evaluate patients, custom design, fabricate and
fit prostheses and/or orthoses to deliver exceptional outcomes for
the patients you serve. You will collaborate with other members of
the rehabilitation team and innovate utilizing the latest
technology as we all strive to empower human
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 physicians in the evaluation and analysis of a
patient’s need for prosthetic and/or orthotic services; recommend
treatment options to physicians when necessary.
Examine and evaluate patient needs in relation to disease and
Formulate design of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.
Select materials, make cast measurements, model modifications,
and layouts, taking into account new techniques and materials.
Perform fitting, including static and dynamic alignments.
Evaluate prosthetic and/or orthotic device on patient, adjust to
assure fit, function, medical efficacy, and quality of work.
Instruct patient in use of prosthetic and/or orthotic
Identify and reconcile issues/problems to ensure patient
satisfaction with devices provided.
Provide follow-up with patients and physicians.
Provide in-service training to physicians and allied health care
Utilize effective materials management, quality and performance
processes to maximize device quality and medical efficacy,
maintaining a proper balance with costs and operational/financial
Meet with physicians, case managers and other referral sources
to review prosthetic and/or orthotic services and capabilities;
develop and enhance business relationships to identify and secure
ongoing and future sources or referrals.
Plan and implement strategies to meet and exceed revenue targets
in coordination with management.
Provide detailed clinical notes to patient records.
May mentor residents or newly certified clinicians.
Provide assistance to other clinical staff.
Provide information to administrative staff to conduct
Adhere to all safety regulations; compliance with Medicare and
other governmental regulations; compliance with bloodborne and
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.
May be asked to perform on-call, hospital calls, or float
between more than one Hanger Clinic location.
Minimum Qualifications Current board certification in
Prosthetics and/or Orthotics from the American Board for
Certification (ABC) or the Board of Certification (BOC), or
A baccalaureate degree in prosthetics and/or orthotics, or the
foreign equivalent, and current ABC Board-Eligibility in
Prosthetics and/or Orthotics.
A valid driver’s license and driving record within the standards
outlined within Hanger’s Motor Vehicle Safety Policy and
In states where licensure is required, the ability to obtain and
maintain state licensure may be required as well.
May be willing to consider candidates who are certified in one
discipline who wish see patients in their certified discipline
while simultaneously completing residency in the other
May be willing to consider candidates who are not certified or
board-eligible but have at least 5 years of demonstrated past
experience in providing prosthetic and/or orthotic services under
the supervision of a certified clinician.
Additional Success Factors Thorough understanding of the
principles of biomechanics, pathomechanics, gait analysis,
kinesiology, anatomy and physiology
Thorough understanding of componentry and its suitability and
reliability for specific uses
Thorough understanding of medical terminology
Effective communication skills for accurate, concise, and
organized oral and written presentation and reports to patient and
Ability to instruct clinical and non-clinical personnel and
customers on objectives of patient care services
Active listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing
reports, charts and correspondence
Ability to assess patient condition and advise physician on
Good interpersonal skills and ability to build professional
relationships with physicians, therapists and patients
Ability to work effectively as a team member
Effective organizational, time management and planning
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
Focus on superior outcomes, and calibrate work processes for
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
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
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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.
At discretion of management, eligibility to attend Ed Fair,
Hanger's annual Education Fair & National Business meeting.
Reimbursement of certification and licensing fees.
Access to the latest research and techniques in the O&P
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
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