Sampson's Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory, privately owned and caring for patients in Eastern New York for more than 45 years, welcomes inquiries from qualified practitioners, technicians and residents.
Located in New York's scenic Capital Region, Sampson's has facilities in Queensbury, Schenectady, Albany, Amsterdam, and Saratoga Springs. We are within driving distance of New York City, Boston and Montreal, and near to the beautiful Adirondacks. There are excellent schools, sports and cultural opportunities.
Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO)
Do you believe you can adapt, overcome, and thrive as a CPO in this ever-changing healthcare environment?
Do you believe where there is change there is opportunity?
Do you believe in doing what’s right for your patients?
Do you believe in teamwork?
If so – we’d like to meet you.
We’re looking for a CPO to help us not only adapt, overcome, and thrive but also grow. We have a strategic plan that we are focused on which means that we are making significant changes to make us more efficient so we are better positioned for growth and for facing future changes in healthcare.
If you’re interested, drop me a note – tell me a little about you and we can set up some time to talk more.
Sampson’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratory has an immediate, opening for a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO) to join our team. We are seeking an individual who will stand out with a compassionate positive attitude and the desire to work as a Team Member. If you have an interest in being part of a dynamic team whose vision is “through team-driven efforts of our recognized /experienced clinical, technical and administrative staff we will continue to evolve. We are continuously improving our standards of care in P & O service and patient outcomes as we expand to new geographic areas,” then this is the place for you.
The primary function of the CPO is to evaluate, complete the design, fabrication, modification, repair and maintenance of orthoses/prostheses for our patient population as prescribed by the health care practitioner or specialist. As a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist specifically trained and educated to independently provide or supervise the provision of comprehensive prosthetic and orthotic care. This includes clinical assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, patient management, technical implementation, practice management, follow-up, professional responsibility while following Medicare compliance standards. This position works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with the ability to work independently and help to foster relationships with hospitals, facilities, physicians and caring for patients. When needed, this role will provide assistance and recommendations for assuring adequate inventory supply levels for our company while noticing healthcare trends to provide the most cost effective alternative to aid in the wellbeing of our patients. A CPO must have the ability to educate patients on how to maintain their prosthetic and orthotic devices.
Education: Master’s Degree preferred or Bachelor’s Degree & Graduate of an ABC accredited program in both orthotics and prosthetics.
*Candidate must be certified by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Training and Experience: Three to five years of demonstrated sound knowledge (both clinical and technical) of O+P.
Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrated leadership ability to work as a team member. Collaborate with physicians in the evaluation and analysis of a patients need for prosthetic/orthotic services; recommend treatment options to physicians when necessary. Examine and evaluate patient’s needs relation to disease and functional loss. Formulate, design, oversee and aid technicians in the fabrication of O+P devices; select materials, take measurements, model modifications, and layouts, taking into account new techniques and materials. Perform fittings, include static and dynamic alignment. Evaluate prosthesis/orthotic on patient, adjust to assure fit, function and quality of work. Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with physicians, physical therapist, patient/families and all members of the health care team. Professional appearance and behavior, working knowledge of the physical and developmental O+P needs. Instruct patient in the use and care of their devices. Identify; reconcile issues to ensure patient satisfaction with devices provided. Provide follow-up with patients and physicians. Utilize effective materials management, quality and performance process to maximize device quality and medical necessity, maintain a balance with costs and operational financial performance. Responsible for proper detailed clinical documentation for medical records, coding, billing responsibilities for all devices fitted while following Medicare compliance standards.
Send your resume in confidence via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Qualified candidates will be contacted for a confidential interview.