American Orthotic And Prosthetic Association (AOPA)

Orthotist/Prosthetist (CPO) Certified

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Mary Free Bed Orthotics and Prosthetics
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
22 days ago


A Certified Orthotist Prosthetist is a healthcare professional who is specifically educated and trained to manage comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic patient care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Assessment of patients with impairment of human movement or musculoskeletal abnormalities that would impede their ability to participate in their social environment or other activities in order to determine a functional intervention. Produces Orthotic/Prosthetic devices as prescribed by the referring physician.
  • Formulation of a treatment plan, with other health care providers as prescribed by the referring physician based upon a comprehensive assessment to design an intervention to alleviate limitations and enhance function. 
  • Implementation of the orthotic and/or prosthetic treatment plan, and overseeing certified assistants.
  • Utilization of a follow-up treatment plan that ensures successful orthotic and prosthetic outcomes.
  • Compliance with practice management plans to develop and document policies and procedures to ensure patient protection which includes, but is not limited to:
    • adherence to applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations
    • maintaining a safe and professional environment for patient care
    • comprehension of claims development and submission
  • Maintains mandatory education requirements.
  • Adherence to ABC Code of Professional Responsibility.
  • Follows charting procedures and maintains records; completes in a timely manner according to department policy.

Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills with Upper and lower limb prosthetics, Cranial, Spinal, upper and lower limb orthotics, for pediatric and geriatric patients.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in orthotics and prosthetics for a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program OR a Bachelor’s degree or higher in any major along with a post-graduate orthotics and prosthetic certificate from a CAAHEP accredited program
  • Certification by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (CPO) or Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC).
  • Physical Demands:  The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients; to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb; to hear, speak, write and see (correctable vision); to frequently lift up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift in excess of 75 pounds; to occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+ pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment; to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly

Job Information

  • Job ID: 61905165
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
  • Position Title: Orthotist/Prosthetist (CPO) Certified
  • Company Name For Job: Mary Free Bed Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Job Function: Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Setting: O&P Patient Care Facility

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