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Licensed Orthotic Fitter- GMC

Job Title Licensed Orthotic Fitter- GMC Location Danville, PA Job Category Rehabilitation Services Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Scranton Orthopaedics Clerical Support Team Date posted 02/22/2024 Job ID R-58941

Job Summary

Evaluates, measures, fits, and adjusts selected prefabricated lower extremity, upper extremity and spinal orthoses.

Job Duties

  • Assists the orthotist with the patient’s condition and in determining the needed treatment.
  • Elicits the patient’s interpretation of the current situation and their expected outcome for the orthosis.
  • Participates in the implementation of the treatment plan provided.
  • Communicates with the prescribing physician to clarify the prescription and discusses other possible options.
  • Uses the appropriate prefabricated orthosis that will fulfill the prescription and provide the desired outcome.
  • Measures the patient.
  • Fits the patient with the selected orthosis.
  • Adjusts the prefabricated orthosis as necessary to achieve optimal fit and function according to the plan of care formulated.
  • Provides instruction to the patient and family on proper use and care of the prefabricated orthosis.
  • Provides appropriate follow-up care after fitting, including adjustments and repairs.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and adjusts prefabricated orthoses.
  • Assists the orthotist with the patient’s condition and in determining the needed treatment.
  • Elicits the patient’s interpretation of the current situation and their expected outcome for the orthosis.
  • Ensure prescription for orthotic device is present in the electronic medical record

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.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Orthotic Fitter - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Orthotic Fitter - Default Issuing Body

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Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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