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Certified Prosthetist Assistant

Company: Chenega Corporation
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Summary CHENEGA RELIABLE SERVICES, LLC WRNMMC Bethesda, MD The Certified Prosthetist's Assistant will supply prosthetic services to patients based from the physician's prescription and a treatment plan and from the Certified Prosthetist as assigned. Responsibilities Examine, interview, and measure patients to determine their appliance needs and to identify factors that could affect appliance fit. Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients Fit, test, and evaluate devices on patients, and make adjustments for proper fit, function, and comfort Adjust prostheses or other assistive devices Instruct patients in the use and care of orthoses and prostheses. Participate in customer service initiatives and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services Show and explain orthopedic and prosthetic appliances to healthcare workers. Manage a caseload. Write reports and attend multidisciplinary case meetings to plan and review ongoing treatment. Work with staff members' acceptable treatment plans. Propose solutions to reduce the challenges and obstacles in participating in the patient's recovery process. Review treatment plans periodically and evaluate progress and modify the prosthetic treatment plan as appropriate. Mentor and coach patients, with various methods of prosthetic care as outlined in the standards of practice of the MTF and IAW JC guidelines. Make post-initial fitment adjustments to patient's existing prosthetic devices with respect to patients' physical and/or occupational therapy sessions. Have the capability to make socket changes in prosthetic device(s) to address rapid volume change and pressure points associated with severe blast injuries within 48 hours of notification of such need. Ability to fabricate and fit the highest technologically developed upper extremity prostheses for the treatment of upper extremity amputees to include but is not limited to myoelectric terminal devices, sensor hand speed, bebionic terminal devices, advanced microprocessor elbows and advanced mind machine technological interfaces. Shall fabricate and fit control systems for prosthetic devices that incorporate the most recent advancements in elbow, wrist, hand, and finger prosthetic components in accordance with the written prescription of the physician. Document the experience of the Prosthetist's Assistants proposed to perform work under this contract in the provision of activity specific prosthetic devices. Maintain a full patient caseload aligned with that of other contract employees or GS staff. Follow a treatment plan based upon a Prosthetist's and the Technicians (the contractor's) assessment of the prescription's prosthetic and orthotic device requirement for the patient; and will as a minimum include; device(s) fitment, device(s) specification & selection, device design, fabrication, assembly, test, mounting, adjustment(s) and alignments as needed. Make and modify plaster casts of areas that will be fitted with prostheses or orthoses, for use in the device construction process. Act as the liaison with a wide variety of professionals, such as doctors, occupational therapists physiotherapists, social workers, to give a consistent continuum of care to the patient. Coordinate patient referral to other medical providers and families. Demonstrate and adhere to perioperative, infection control and safety policies and procedures. Provide Thermolyn Steif or its equivalent sockets for use by patients in aggressive physical therapy regimens in use in WRNMMC Amputee Service. Participate in the orientation, training, and evaluation of duty performance of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate. Ensure compliance with standard of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment MTF and IAW JC guidelines. Provide care within ethical and legal boundaries. Technically proficient and current with all surgical advances (i.e. Osseo integration) and associated technologies related to prosthetic devices prescribed by amputee surgeon's and or rehabilitation physicians. Able to fit prosthetic devices that incorporate the most recent advancements in powered prosthetic components; in microprocessor controlled or sensory controlled prosthetic components, and to incorporate the most advanced suspension and joint systems components, as prescribed in the written prescription of the patient's physician. Enter all prosthetic device and patient fitment information into the individual patients' record using the electronic medical records system in Place at WRNMMC such as AHLTA or Genesis; as required by ABC. Utilize Health Care Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) Schedule , as published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), of the US Department of Health & Human Services; in the here the physician's prosthetic prescription calls for device(s) that are so listed. Assess, coordinate, facilitate, deliver and evaluate care for infant to geriatric patients using the Prosthetic process. Update skills and knowledge by attending conferences and seminars. o Complete orientation and competency verification programs and trainings in accordance with service guidelines. Other duties as assigned Qualifications Minimum of three (3) years' experience, as a Prosthetic assistant in a hospital or clinical setting A High School Diploma or GED, Bachelor's degree (preferred) major in Biomedical Engineering, Psychology or Biology. ABC or BOC Certified Prosthetic Assistant (CPA). certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements ability to act on all prosthetic medical orders in a timely manner. Knowledgeable of equipment and supply terminology and skill sufficient to identify and use necessary equipment and supplies properly and to communicate proper use with nurses, medical staff, patients, and family members Knowledgeable and possess the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients. Knowledge of the principles prosthetic services to the appropriate patient population served: Infants, Children, Adolescent, Adults, and Geriatric (> 65). Skilled to teach patients proper self-care and to motivate patients and family members to continue the procedures for promoting rapid healing Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical record Physical Demands (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Executive Order 13495, The Non Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts provide first right of refusal to incumbents on contracts. If the position is accepted by the incumbent on the job, other application/resume of non-incumbents will not be reviewed. Required to adhere to all government agency guidelines as it applies to COVID vaccine Attestation/Restrictions

Keywords: Chenega Corporation, Bethesda , Certified Prosthetist Assistant, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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