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Job Title: Orthotist or Prosthetist or Orth-Pros Supervisory
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Louisville, KY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Counseling, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Orthotist or Prosthetist or Orth-Pros Supervisory

Conducts gait analysis, range of motion, coordination and balance, motor skills, and clinical assessment studies in accordance with occupational principles for unusual conditions, multiple complex interrelated conditions, etc.
Interviews patients to determine expectations, lifestyle, home/work environment, ability to use the device.
Takes necessary measurements, casts or scans to develop positive molds of the affected area of the body, which are used to create the orthosis and/or prosthesis.
Recognizes physical abnormalities, deviations, and complicating conditions with potentially life threatening implications.
Assesses patient for indications/contra-indications of appropriate treatment protocols and discusses the assessment with the physician/requesting provider for purposes of developing the overall treatment plan.
Considers new and emerging technologies in designing unique, custom or innovative devices to accommodate or treat a wide range of complex medical conditions, which include unusual problems or complications.
Fabricates components, or selects and modifies components, and assembles these into the finished device. Uses CAD/CAM system as appropriate in this process and performs preliminary alignment.
Fits the device on the patient, assures preliminary alignment, and performs subsequent dynamic alignment. Assesses and/or modifies fit and function as needed.
Attends professional and manufacturer's training seminars.
Maintains professional credentials and/or competency.
Conducts in-service training and guidance for O/P staff, VSO's, as well as staff in other disciplines regarding O/P technologies.
Plans clinical schedule for Orthotics and Prosthetics and assure appropriate staff coverage of small to medium lab.
Conducts site surveys of commercial vendors to insure vendor regulatory compliance
Responsible for accreditation compliance.
Develops budget plan for lab
Manages inventory of stock items, fabrication materials, and components
Supervises O/P lab staff evaluating employee performance, approving leave, interviewing candidates for positions, recommending promotions, giving advice, counseling/effecting disciplinary action, resolving complaints, etc.
Develops recommendations for revisions or improvements of VA Prosthetic /Orthotic Laboratory policies.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Certification. Must be certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) or the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC) as an orthotist, prosthetist, or orthotist/prosthetist
  • English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Physical Requirements. Must meet physical requirements.
Specialized Experience: The orthotist/prosthetist at this level serves as supervisor of an orthotics/prosthetics laboratory assessing, planning, and evaluating the orthotic/prosthetic program at the facility level to ensure proper coordination between the delivery of orthotic/prosthetic services and the overall delivery of health care. Responsibilities include assuring the accreditation of the laboratory, regulatory compliance, and a variety of administrative duties such as developing a budget, managing inventory and resources, overseeing contract employees, supervising assigned staff, etc. The assignment includes performance of the full range of supervisory duties. This includes responsibility for assignment of duties; development of performance standards and performance evaluations; and recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement, and when appropriate, disciplinary action; etc. At this level, the orthotist/prosthetist serves as a consultant within orthotic and prosthetic treatment service and with other facility health care staff in evaluating health care delivery to patients.

Grade Determinations: Examples of specialized experience at the GS-11 level includes: Communicates and interacts with physicians, allied health professionals, patients, and caregivers in various interdisciplinary clinical settings, rehabilitation medicine, orthopedics, neurosurgery, vascular care, podiatry, oncology, etc., as a subject matter expert to develop the orthotic and/or prosthetic treatment plan. Work includes complex patient analysis in accordance with established procedures for patients with unusual conditions, multiple complex conditions, interrelated conditions, etc.; assessment of the patient for indications/contra-indications and discussion of the assessment with the physician/requesting provider for the purpose of developing the overall treatment plan with considerable influence in the development of that plan; consideration of new and emerging technologies in designing unique or innovative devices to accommodate or treat a wide range of complex medical conditions which include unusual problems or complications. Can recognize physical abnormalities, deviations, and complicating conditions with potentially life threatening implications.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15; Part II; Appendix G32 Orthotist/Prosthetist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is 12.

Physical Requirements: Light Lifting (15 lbs); Light Carrying (15 lbs); Use of fingers; Pushing (1 hours); Both hands required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Hearing without aid; Mental & Emotional Stability.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • VA 10-2850c
  • Resume
  • SF-50


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • VA 10-2850c
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Certification. Must be certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) or the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC) as an orthotist, prosthetist, or orthotist/prosthetist
  • English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Physical Requirements. Must meet physical requirements.
Specialized Experience: The orthotist/prosthetist at this level serves as supervisor of an orthotics/prosthetics laboratory assessing, planning, and evaluating the orthotic/prosthetic program at the facility level to ensure proper coordination between the delivery of orthotic/prosthetic services and the overall delivery of health care. Responsibilities include assuring the accreditation of the laboratory, regulatory compliance, and a variety of administrative duties such as developing a budget, managing inventory and resources, overseeing contract employees, supervising assigned staff, etc. The assignment includes performance of the full range of supervisory duties. This includes responsibility for assignment of duties; development of performance standards and performance evaluations; and recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement, and when appropriate, disciplinary action; etc. At this level, the orthotist/prosthetist serves as a consultant within orthotic and prosthetic treatment service and with other facility health care staff in evaluating health care delivery to patients.

Grade Determinations: Examples of specialized experience at the GS-11 level includes: Communicates and interacts with physicians, allied health professionals, patients, and caregivers in various interdisciplinary clinical settings, rehabilitation medicine, orthopedics, neurosurgery, vascular care, podiatry, oncology, etc., as a subject matter expert to develop the orthotic and/or prosthetic treatment plan. Work includes complex patient analysis in accordance with established procedures for patients with unusual conditions, multiple complex conditions, interrelated conditions, etc.; assessment of the patient for indications/contra-indications and discussion of the assessment with the physician/requesting provider for the purpose of developing the overall treatment plan with considerable influence in the development of that plan; consideration of new and emerging technologies in designing unique or innovative devices to accommodate or treat a wide range of complex medical conditions which include unusual problems or complications. Can recognize physical abnormalities, deviations, and complicating conditions with potentially life threatening implications.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15; Part II; Appendix G32 Orthotist/Prosthetist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is 12.

Physical Requirements: Light Lifting (15 lbs); Light Carrying (15 lbs); Use of fingers; Pushing (1 hours); Both hands required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Hearing without aid; Mental & Emotional Stability.
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