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Job Title Orthotist Location Scranton, 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

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

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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