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    Summary

    The New Mexico VA Health Care System is looking for an Orthotist/Prosthetist to join their team! This position functions primarily in the Orthotic-Prosthetic Laboratory Section of the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service. The Orthotist/Prosthetist provides the appropriate orthotic and/or prosthetic devices and treatment.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties of the position include but are not limited to:

    • Performing a comprehensive assessment of the patient to obtain an understanding of the patients' orthotic/prosthetic needs
    • Creating a comprehensive orthotic/prosthetic treatment plan to meet the needs and goals of the patient
    • Performing the necessary procedures to independently and without direct supervision deliver the appropriate orthotic/prosthetic services, which may include fabrication of the orthosis/prosthesis
    • Providing continuing patient care and periodic evaluation to assure/maintain/document optimal fit and function of the orthosis/prosthesis
    • Complying with policies, procedures and regulations regarding human resource management, physical environment management, business/financial management and organizational management
    • Participating in personal and professional development through continuing education, training, research and organizational affiliations
    In addition to the duties listed above, the work requires:
    • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, body mechanics, the application and function of orthoses and/or prostheses, and of the materials and technology available for use in, and fabrication of, such devices
    • Skill in the use of tools, materials, and specialized equipment
    • The ability to deal effectively with patients and their problems and to work with other members of the medical team

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555950400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.