The Orthotist provides support for appropriate orthotic and/or prosthetic devices and treatment through comprehensive examinations of patients and assessments of their individual needs and desires. The Orthotist supports patient adherence to prescribed treatment plans by recommending, fitting, and modifying orthoses and related Durable Medical Equipment (DME) or Home Medical Equipment (HME). They also oversee the formulation of a treatment plan. The home base for this position is in Mount Juliet, TN at the Vanderbilt Health Supply Chain Solutions office.
Carefluent Connect is a wholly owned, for-profit, subsidiary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Our vision is to support Health and Care by offering a coordinated, efficient and effective approach to the provision of services; personalized to meet the needs of the patient. Our primary service line is supporting the DME and HME needs of patients as they transition from VUMC care into the home. This requires a talented staff with skillsets in managing referrals, inventory management, customer service, billing, collections and the technology needed to support it. Additional service offerings include patient transportation, nutritional needs and other innovative ideas that support our vision.
Weekends as needed
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Communicates and interacts with clinicians, patients, and caregivers in various interdisciplinary clinical settings as a subject matter expert to support orthotic treatment plans.
Conducts complex patient analyses in accordance with established procedures for patients with unusual conditions, multiple complex conditions, interrelated conditions, etc.
Assesses patients for indications/contra-indications; reviews assessments with clinicians to establish, revise, or amend patient treatment plans.
Considers 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.
Recognizes physical abnormalities, deviations, and complicating conditions with potentially life-threatening implications.
Completes design, component selection, measurement of the patient, fabrication (as necessary), and fitting of the device to the patient.
Properly documents patient records.
Provides continuing support and periodic examination of the patient and the orthotic device to assess fit, function and changing needs of the patient.
Instructs or educates patients and caregivers on the proper care and use of provided equipment.
Uses company fleet vehicles to conduct in-home or outpatient assessments.
Performs duties and responsibilities with indirect supervision and must frequently make independent decisions
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.