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Job Description:

  • 1) Provides care to patients with disabling conditions of limbs and spine by fitting and preparing orthopedic braces, under direction of and in consultation with physician: Assists in formulation of specifications for braces.

  • 2) Examines and evaluates patient's needs in relation to disease and functional loss.

  • 3) Formulates design of orthopedic brace.

  • 4) Selects materials, making cast measurements, model modifications, and layouts.

  • 5) Performs fitting, including static and dynamic alignments.

  • 6) Evaluates brace on patient and makes adjustments to assure fit, function, and quality of work.

  • 7) Instructs patient in use of orthopedic brace.

  • 8) Maintains patient records.

  • 9) May supervise ORTHOTICS ASSISTANTS and other support personnel.

  • 10) May supervise laboratory activities relating to development of orthopedic braces.

  • 11) May lecture and demonstrate to colleagues and other professionals concerned with orthotics.

  • 12) May participate in research.

  • 13) May perform functions of PROSTHETIST and be designated Orthotist-Prosthetist.




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Job Number: 7020