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Orthotic Fitter - In Training

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Full Time Dearborn, MI Posted on 12/20/2018

LOCATION: Dearborn (in Henry Ford Medical Center - Fairlane)

Responsibility Outline

SUMMARY: This position is a transitionary position in which the individual will be trained to evaluate and fit patients for orthopedic bracing. Develop skills for identifying, targeting and transitioning referral sources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Examine, interview, and measure patients to determine their appliance needs and to identify factors that could affect appliance fit.
  • Fit, test, and evaluate devices on patients, and make adjustments for proper fit, function, and comfort.
  • Instruct patients in the use and care of orthoses.
  • Maintain patient records.
  • Confer with physicians to formulate specifications and prescriptions for orthopedic devices.
  • Repair and modify orthopedic appliances.
  • Show and explain orthopedic appliances to healthcare workers.
  • Activities include identification, development and retention of key referral sources, including physicians, case managers, office managers, third party payors, etc. in physician offices, hospitals and clinics.
  • Will serve as the point of contact between referrals and operations to ensure service and quality expectations are met.
  • Maintain knowledge of company policies and procedures as they relate to the above duties.
  • Must maintain a genuine care and concern for patients and their families.
  • Must possess a personal vehicle in good working condition in order to perform site and home visits.
  • Provide orthotics education for HME employees.
  • Assist in the coordination of orthotics inventory levels.
  • Conduct in services for referral sources and other related groups.
  • Must complete monthly expense/mileage reports as required by manager.
  • Work “On-Call” as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be professional, proactive and positive with internal and external customers and coworkers. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • College degree in an allied health field or other related area preferred.
  • 2 years of DME experience required.
  • Strong background in patient care and customer relations.
  • Familiarity with payer source requirements and legal aspects preferred.

Skills & Abilities

  • The ability to represent Hart Medical and self in a courteous, dynamic and engaging manner and to build confidence/trust with customers, referrals and other employees.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self- starting, able to break down objectives within the strategic and marketing plans into actionable steps and able to execute these steps.
  • Ability to identify potential referral sources and develop relationships built on trust with these referral sources.
  • Commitment to high ethical standards.
  • Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Language Skills

English (written, verbal)

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using a calculator.

Analytical & Problem Solving Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


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 stand, walk, use hands to finger functions, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. All employees are required to work in a safe manner.


The work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The environment can be an office, or retail setting. Will be required to drive in all seasons.


Orientation and selected courses must be completed in the designated time frame.

Training will consist of supervised on the job patient care, weekly educational sessions and off site training from vendors.  The culmination of training will prepare the individual to take the ABC Certified fitter examination and apply to become a Certified Fitter of Orthotics.