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Resident Prosthetist/Orthotist

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Job ID: 82778
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: Support Operations
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.


The Resident Prosthetist or Orthotist is a healthcare professional gaining education and training to manage comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic patient care. This position primarily assists Prosthetists and Orthotists in assessing patients, formulating treatment plans, implementing treatment plans, and following up with patients post-treatment. 


1. Clinical - Assists providers in assessing patients with impaired human movement or musculoskeletal abnormalities that impede their ability to participate in their social/work environment or other activities to determine a functional intervention. Under the provider's supervision, designs, writes specifications for and fits artificial limbs, braces, and appliances for body deformities and disorders following a physician's prescription. Examines affected areas for factors affecting the fitting and placement of artificial limbs and orthopedic appliances. Consult with practitioners to give the patient the maximum possible function and determine the materials from which the appliance will be fabricated. Fits braces and devices as necessary to prioritize workflow and patient safety.

2. Documentation- Consult with practitioners on patient documentation issues related to their visit and device fit. Works with patients and practice management to assist in resolving billing issues.

3. Facility Management - Works with practice staff to assist with facility management issues, including maintenance, inventory, accessibility issues, etc. 

4. Documents and tracks all patient encounters in compliance with residency program guidelines.

5. Liaison- Acts as a liaison for the physicians, staff, and vendors. Responsible for creating and maintaining positive relationships with the physicians, staff, and other corporate staff. Responsible for communicating physician needs to the Practice Manager. Assists in maintaining communication with other service lines, including the Medical practice and the managers of those offices.

6. Demonstrates professional conduct regarding collaborating care providers, the patients/caregivers, and their professional colleagues. 

Other Information


Completion of a master's degree in orthotics and prosthetics from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program or​​ A foreign degree equivalent to a master's degree in orthotics and prosthetics evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) Credential


None required


None required with necessary education requirements.


Knowledge and understanding of materials selection for orthotics and prosthetics. Technical skills required to measure, fit and customize orthotic and prosthetic devices. Good verbal and written communication skills. 

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Support Operations

Organization Unit: UNC Health Prosth&Orth @ ACC

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary per hour: $19.11 - $27.16 per hour (Hiring Range) 

 Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity 

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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