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  • Job ID 258144
  • Occupation Orthotist

Job Description

Location Scranton and Danville, PA

Job Category Rehabilitation Services

Schedule Days

Work Type Full time

Department Scranton Orthopaedics Division

Date posted 06/17/2024

Job ID R-63502


Job Summary

Evaluates, measures, casts, designs, and fits custom-made lower extremity, upper extremity, and spinal orthoses. Measures, fits, and adjusts prefabricated orthoses.

Job Duties

  • Assesses the patient’s condition and determines the needed treatment.
  • Elicits the patient’s interpretation of his current situation and his and her expected outcome for the orthosis.
  • Communicates with the prescribing physician to clarify the expectations for the orthosis and detail the design options available to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Formulates a comprehensive treatment plan based on input from the prescribing physician, patient and family, therapist, and other rehabilitation team members.
  • Discusses this plan with all involved.
  • Selects the appropriate prefabricated orthosis or design a custom orthosis to provide the prescribed outcome to alleviate patient’s limitations and enhance patient’s functioning.
  • Measures and casts patient.
  • Corrects and modifies positive molds and provide complete design specifications for the orthosis to the central fabrication lab.
  • Fits patient with completed orthosis.
  • Adjusts this orthosis as necessary to achieve optimal function.
  • Provides instruction to the patient and family on proper use and care of the orthosis.
  • Provides appropriate follow-up care after fitting to ensure successful treatment outcomes.
  • Document all patient contacts according to established departmental and hospital procedure.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and adjusts orthoses as required.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details


  • Hours: 8am-4:30pm
  • Travel:Less than 25%. May need to travel to other sites, if coverage to be needed
  • Required Certification: Certified Orthotist- American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABCOP)
  • Hiring Incentive: This position qualifies for a $10K recruitment forgivable loan with a 24 month work commitment


Geisinger cares about not only its patients and members but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. To learn more:

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one
  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents
  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)
  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly
  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year
  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive
  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care. Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more.
  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance


Bachelor’s Degree- (Required)



Minimum of 1 year-Managerial/Supervisory (Required), Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)


Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Orthotist – American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABCOP)



Computer Literacy; Communication; Organizing; Rehab Assessment And Care; Teamwork

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