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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 2/17/2017

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients \\"Ask for Mary,\\" they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians and care providers.

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients throughout the state with access to our unique standard of care.

Mission Statement:
Restoring Hope and Freedom through Rehabilitation

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

Age Specific Responsibility:
The Clinician must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned department. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures.

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 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 treatment plan.
* Outcome data collection and data analysis.
* Utilization of a follow-up treatment plan that ensures successful orthotic outcomes.
* Compliance with practice management plans to develop and document policies and procedures to ensure patient protection which includes, but is not limited to:
o adherence to applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations
o maintaining a safe and professional environment for patient care
* 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.

Customer Service Responsibilities:
Demonstrates excellent customer service behaviors consistent with organizational and departmental standards. Consistently promotes teamwork and direct communication with co-workers. Deals discretely and sensitively with confidential information.

Responsibilities in Quality Improvement:
Contributes by participating in meetings, projects, identifying problems and seeking solutions. Participates in department/program efforts to monitor and report.

Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):
* Demonstrate knowledge and skills with Cranial, Spinal, upper and lower limb orthotics, for patients of all ages. Pediatric orthotic experience is preferred.
* 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 certificate from a CAAHEP accredited program
* Certification by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (CO) or Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOCO)
* 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.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of this position, you must request accommodation in writing, within 182 days after you know or should know of the need for accommodation.