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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

ORTHOTICS/PROSTHETICS PRACTITIONER SUPERVISOR

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ORTHOTICS/PROSTHETICS PRACTITIONER SUPERVISOR
306G
Category: Health Care

Definition

Supervises Orthotics/Prosthetics Practitioners within an Orthotics/Prosthetics Clinic; performs patient assessments and prosthetic and orthotic device designs and modifications based on patient requirement. Establishes and ensures compliance for clinical standards and develops clinical and educational training.

Typical Work

Supervises the work of Orthotics/Prosthetics Practitioners and may supervise other Orthotics/Prosthetics Technicians, clerical staff and/or students;  

Interviews and recommends selection of applicants; reviews and evaluates performance, implements corrective measures, and recommends appropriate disciplinary action as needed; 

Interprets policies and procedures and develops and monitors performance standards to ensure cross unit standardization and quality control in Orthotics/Prosthetic services;   

Assists in coordinating department operations with hospital departments and medical community in support of department staff to assure quality patient care; oversee daily caseload and participate in the prioritization of patient examinations;  

Oversees department’s quality assurance programs; monitor compliance with accreditation requirements and relevant clinical, state, and federal standard; 

Collaborates with hospital leadership to develop and implement new protocol and standards of care as needed; 

Develops and implements continuing education activities, clinical programs, and training programs based on changing technology; 

Establishes new staff orientation and competency validation program for technicians and practitioners; 

Creates competencies for new technology being introduced in the field of prosthetics and orthotics; 

Performs the work of the Orthotics/Prosthetics Practitioners; 

Provides in-service presentations to staff and/or students; 

Provides input on the most cost effective ways to provide services, considering materials, staffing, and central fabrication options;  

Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  common methods, practices and materials used in fabrication of orthoses, prostheses, and adaptive equipment; use and care of hand and power tools. 

Ability to:  interpret drawings and specifications; perform ordinary arithmetic; comprehend forms in space and understand relationships of plane and solid objects; work within precise tolerances; use hand and power tools with skill; work safely.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited Prosthetic-Orthotic Practitioner program 

AND 

Current certification by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics 

AND 

Four years of Orthotics/Prosthetics Practitioner experience

OR 

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

Establishment; adopted May 12, 2016, effective May 13, 2016

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