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Clinical Assistant and/or Technician

Company: Hanger
Location: Spokane
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Why Us?
With a mantra of Empowering Human Potential, Hanger, Inc. is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) services and products, offering the most advanced O&P solutions, clinically differentiated programs and unsurpassed customer service. Hanger's Patient Care segment is the largest owner and operator of O&P patient care clinics nationwide. Through its Products & Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions to the broader market. With 160 years of clinical excellence and innovation, Hanger's vision is to lead the orthotic and prosthetic markets by providing superior patient care, outcomes, services and value. Collectively, Hanger employees touch thousands of lives each day, helping people achieve new levels of mobility and freedom.
Could This Be For You?
Under direct supervision* of a certified clinician, assist certified and/or licensed practitioners in their provision of patient care services and perform other assigned tasks. - The Clinical Assistant will work under the general direction of the ACM/CM or his/her designee.
Your Impact
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Under direct supervision, assist practitioners with patient care.
  • Prepare a room and patient for treatment, make and modify molds, perform technical fabrication, and complete administrative tasks.
  • Complete and maintain accurate documentation of patient care provided.
  • Execute treatment plan, modifications, adjustments, and repairs as determined by the supervising clinician. These tasks CANNOT include:

    • Independent patient assessment
    • independent formulation of the treatment plan
    • independent final fitting and assessment of the device
    • independent follow-up care that modifies the function of the device as originally prescribed

    • Perform selected patient care procedures, including the fitting of soft good items.
    • Provide alterations to the fitting of soft good items, if necessary.
    • Provide patient follow-up for selected orthotic and prosthetic patients under direction of supervising certified clinician.
    • Perform shipping, receiving, and monitor inventory and other clerical tasks.
    • Contact vendors to order prosthetic and orthotic materials
    • Ensure all patient procedures are performed in alignment with the certifying clinician

      *Direct supervision: This level of supervision requires the supervising credentialed individual to be available for consultation throughout the patient care process. The supervisor must be physically on site while the care is being provided. The supervisor must review the results of care and the documentation of the services rendered by the supervised individual and is responsible for countersigning within 15 days all entries by the caregiver in the patient's clinical record. The supervisor is the designated individual credentialed by a nationally recognized Orthotic, Prosthetic and Pedorthic certifying board, or is licensed, who oversees and is solely responsible for the delivery of appropriate, effective, ethical and safe orthotic, prosthetic and/or pedorthic patient care. The supervisor may oversee patient care services only in the discipline(s) they are credentialed and within the ABC defined scope of practice.

      Additional Responsibilities:

      • Maintain a clean, safe and orderly work environment.
      • Adhere to all safety regulations; compliance with Medicare and other governmental regulations; compliance with blood borne and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.

        Minimum Qualifications

        • High School Diploma or GED required
        • Preference for allied health professionals (PTA, OTA, Athletic trainer, etc)**

          **If the Clinical Assistant holds a recognized license or certification in a related allied health profession (e.g., Physical Therapist/PTA, Occupational Therapist/OTA, Athletic Trainer, etc.), they may be supervised under indirect supervision.
          Additional Success Factors
          Knowledge and Skill:

          • Willingness to verify all clinical activities with certified clinical personnel.
          • Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
          • Hand skills necessary to use laboratory tools safely and effectively.
          • Knowledge of biomechanical principles.
          • Good interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills for reporting information to patient and staff.
          • Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize and plan for the purpose of meeting deadlines.
          • Ability to work effectively as a team member.

            Job Complexity:

            • -Works collaboratively with certified clinician on assignments that are moderately difficult.

              Our Investment in You
              Employees working at least 20 hours per week are eligible for the following benefits:

              • Competitive Pay
              • Health Insurance
              • Dental Insurance
              • Vision Insurance
              • 8 Paid Holidays per Year
              • Paid Vacation Time Off
              • Paid Sick Time Off
              • 8 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
              • Floating Holiday
              • Life Insurance
              • Medical Flex Spend Account
              • Dependent Care Flex Spend Account
              • Free employee assistance program
              • 401(k)
              • Full-time employees are also eligible for short-term and long-term disability insurance
              • Pay range of $36,400 - $47,840/year + bonus + benefits. This pay range is posted to comply with Washington State Law. Hanger salary ranges in other states will vary based on skill, ability, knowledge, geographic location and other variables.

Keywords: Hanger, Spokane , Clinical Assistant and/or Technician, Professions , Spokane, Washington

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