Provides support for appropriate pedorthic devices and treatment through comprehensive examinations of patients and assessments of their individual needs and desires. Supports patient adherence to prescribed treatment plans by recommending and fitting of pedorthic related devices. Formulation of a treatment plan.
Communicates and interacts with clinicians, patients, and caregivers in various interdisciplinary clinical settings as a subject matter expert to support pedorthic treatment plans.
Conducts complex patient analyses in accordance with established procedures for patients with pedorthic conditions/pathologies.
Assesses patients for indications/contra-indications; reviews assessments with Certified Orthotist (if needed) 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 orthopedic conditions that include unusual problems or complications with the foot and ankle.
Recognizes physical abnormalities, deviations, and complicating pedorthic conditions with potentially life-threatening implications and when to defer to a Certified Orthotist.
Completes design, product 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 pedorthic 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.
Your Department: You will be working for Carefluent Connect, 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 needs of our patients as they transition from VUMC care into the home. The vision of Carefluent Connect is to try to fill gaps in serving the needs of patients. When a clinician deems that home equipment or supplies are required, and a patient chooses us to provide the service, we'll ensure continuity of care no matter where the patient is.
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