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Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

Central @The Orthopaedic Center
  • 927 Franklin Street, 35801 View on Map
  • Post Date : December 14, 2021
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  • Occupation ProsthetistOrthotist

Job Description

Short Description:

The Tennessee Valley’s leader in orthopaedics, spine surgery and sports medicine, The Orthopaedic Center, is looking for a highly motivated CPO. This opening is a full-time position averaging 40 hours per week. Employee must be able to communicate effectively with patients, TOC physicians and staff.

Detailed Description:

Primary Responsibilities/Requirements:

  • The science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, aligning, adjusting, or servicing, as well as providing the initial education necessary to accomplish the wearing and use of a prosthesis, through the replacement of external parts of a human body lost due to amputation or congenital deformities or absences.
  • The practice of prosthetics also includes the generation of an image, form, or mold that replicates the patient’s body or body segment and that requires rectification of dimensions, contours, and volumes for use in the design and fabrication of a socket to accept a residual limb to create an artificial appendage that is designed either to support body weight or to improve or restore function or cosmesis, or both
  • Involved in the practice of prosthetics is observational gait analysis and clinical assessment of the requirements necessary to refine and mechanically fix the relative position of various parts of the prosthesis to maximize the function, stability, and safety of the patient
  • . The practice of prosthetics includes evaluation, consultation, and providing continuing patient care in order to assess the effect of the prosthetic device on the patient’s tissues and to assure proper fit and function of the prosthetic device.
  • Clinical Care specializing in evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing, as well as providing the initial training necessary to accomplish the fitting of, an orthosis for the support, correction, or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity.
  • The practice of orthotics encompasses evaluations and consultation and continuing care, with basic observational gait and posture analysis.
  • Orthotists assess the need for and measure, design, manufacture, and fit orthoses to maximize function and provide not only the support but the alignment necessary to either prevent or correct deformity or to improve the safety and efficiency of mobility or locomotion, or both.
  • Orthotic practice includes periodic evaluation and consultation to assess its effect on the patient’s tissue and assure proper fit and function of the orthotic device.


Must also possess: 

  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Outstanding organizational, verbal and writing skills
  • Independent and highly motivated
  • Initiative and self-discipline
  • Proven positive, “teamwork” attitude in work history


  • Must be able to use arms, hands, and fingers skillfully
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs
  • Frequent use of forceful exertion during treatment
  • Frequent moving, pushing, pulling of heavy patients and/or equipment
  • Constant standing and walking
  • Must be agile and able to work efficiently in space limited areas
  • Consistently work at a productive pace
  • Must readily adapt to frequent treatment schedule changes

***Sign on bonus and and relocation expenses possible.*** 

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