The duties of the Supervisory Orthotist Prosthetist, are to administer, or perform work concerned with rendering prosthetic and orthotic services to disabled patients in the VISN 20 catchment area. Specifically, the Supervisory Prosthetist will supervise the Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinical staff at a large Class 1 A facility and the associated satellite facility of that primary site (in this case Seattle and American Lake) Duties include the following: 1. Serves as supervisor of a large Orthotics Prosthetics facility assessing, planning and evaluating the orthotic/prosthetic program at the facility level to ensure proper coordination between the delivery of orthotic/prosthetic services and the overall delivery of healthcare. 2. Assures accreditation of the O&P Lab, and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements established by ABC, BOC, NCOPE, IAOP, AAOP, JCAHO, CMS, OSHA to provide advice to VISN O&P Manager regarding implementation of those requirements. 3. May participate in budget planning, managing inventory and resources, space planning. 4. Provides reports to VISN Clinical Manager using HCPC, NPPD, and or other patient database information from VISN orthotic and prosthetic laboratories. 5. Performs a full range of supervisory duties including performance standard development and evaluation of assigned staff, provide recommendations regarding awards, advancement, and when appropriate disciplinary action. 6. Serves as a consultant within orthotic and or prosthetic treatment service to other facility health care staff in evaluation of health care delivery to patients. May carry a patient case load considering advanced technologies and providing advanced O&P clinical care, or serve as resource consultant at the VISN level regarding advanced technologies 7. Attends professional and manufacturer's training seminars. 8. Completes mandatory training per hospital requirements. 9. Maintains professional credentials and/or competency (ABC/BOC). 10. Observes appropriate, established infection control guidelines. 11. Follows environmental and occupational safety guidelines. 12. 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.) 13. Functions as the Equipment Inventory List Official (EIL) for the assigned O/P Labs. 14. Manages inventory of stock items, fabrication materials, and components through collaboration with Clinical Manager, PSAS Site Chief, VISN PSAS leadership and Supply Chain Management team 15. Assigns workload giving due consideration to priorities, requisite needs, and capabilities of the Prosthetic/Orthotic Lab 16. Analyzes training/developmental needs of subordinate employees and makes provisions for this training for designated facilities Work Schedule: 8:00-16:30 Monday-Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599750700
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