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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 306D
Category: Health Care


In a learning capacity, assess patient status and design and modify prosthetics and orthotics devices based on patient requirements.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under direct supervision, as part of a residency program, incumbents learn the skills necessary to assess patient needs, and design and modify prosthetic and orthotic devices. Staff learn the common methods, practices and materials used to fabricate orthoses, prostheses, and adaptive equipment.

Typical Work

Assesses patient needs applies knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology; synthesize and reporting assessments verbally and in writing;   

Designs and modifies prosthetic and orthotic devices to meet patient requirements;  

Performs fitting and fabrication techniques of prosthetic and orthotic devices;  

Provides patient and family education in the use and maintenance of prosthetic and orthotic devices;  

Works collaboratively with support staff to monitor Work in Progress (WIP) reports and ensures all projects are on track; 

Directs the work of students and volunteers;  

Provides in-service presentations to staff and students;  

Maintains inventory and orders materials;  

Assists with development and implementation of clinical programs; participates in interdisciplinary planning;   

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.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited Orthotic/Prosthetic Practitioner program 


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

Establishment; adopted 2/9/2017, effective 2/10/2017. 

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.