Could This Be For You?
Our patients are our focus and are the heart of everything we do. As a Hanger Pedorthist, you will leverage exceptional training and an extensive collaborative clinical community nearly 1500 providers strong to provide or supervise the delivery of comprehensive pedorthic 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 clinicians.
You will enjoy combining your unique blend of clinical and technical skills to evaluate patients, custom design, fabricate and fit shoes, 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 potential together.
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 pedorthotic services; recommend treatment options to physicians when necessary.
Examine and evaluate patient's needs in relation to disease and functional loss.
Formulate design of pedorthotic devices.
Select materials, makes cast measurements, model modifications, and layouts, taking into account new techniques and materials.
Perform fitting, including static and dynamic alignments.
Evaluate pedorthotic device and any collateral prosthetic or orthotic devices on patient, adjust to assure fit, function, medical efficacy, and quality of work.
Instruct patient in the use of pedorthotic, orthotic or prosthetic devices utilized in fulfilling the patient’s needs.
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 professionals.
Utilize effective materials management, quality and performance processes to maximize device quality and medical efficacy, maintaining a proper balance with costs and operational / financial performance.
Meet with physicians, case managers and other referral sources to review pedorthotic 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 newly certified clinicians.
Provide assistance to 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.
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.
Current board certification in Pedorthics from the American Board for Certification (ABC) or the Board of Certification (BOC), or
An equivalent combination of education and experience to meet board eligibility.
A valid driver’s license and driving record within the standards outlined within Hanger’s Motor Vehicle Safety Policy and Procedures.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Our Investment in You
Competitive health and insurance benefits.
Annual target bonus or commission.
Paid vacation and sick time.
Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
Reimbursement of certification and licensing fees.
Access to the latest research and techniques in the O&P field.