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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Instructor -Spine DME Fitter

Orthotics support in the adult clinical setting to address neuromuscular and structural skeletal problems in order to achieve optimum function, prevent further disability, and provide cosmesis. Primarily supporting orthotic needs of orthopedic and neurosurgery spine patients.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Works directly with physicians and representatives in the rehabilitation of the physically challenged to design and fit devices to provide care to patients with disabling conditions of the limbs and spine
  • Clinical assessment
  • Patient Management
  • Technical Implementation
  • Prepare delineation/impression/template for modification/fabrication (e.g., prepare impression/reverse delineation, seal and fill impression/pour cast, digitize, strip model, download shape to carver or modification software).
  • Modify and prepare patient model for fabrication.
  • Fabricate/assemble prescribed device by assembling selected materials/components to prepare for fitting and/or delivery
  • Assess device for structural safety and ensure that manufacturers' guidelines have been followed prior to patient fitting/delivery (e.g., torque values, patient weight limits).
  • Assess/align orthosis/prosthesis for accuracy in sagittal, transverse and coronal planes to provide maximum function/comfort.
  • Provide gait training/functional-use training.



Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Certified Orthotist, Athletic Trainer, or Orthotic Fitter


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of biomechanics gait analysis/pathomechanics
  • Diagnostic imaging technique
  • Ability to fit and align orthosis for lower and upper limb, and spine
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Skilled in impression taking, model rectification, diagnostic fitting, definitive fitting, postoperative management, external power, static and dynamic alignment of sockets related to various amputation levels
  • Knowledge of DME products, indications, and regulations


Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical experience in orthopedic clinics
  • At least 2 years of clinical experience
  • Experience with DME for orthopedic/neurosurgery spine


Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.


Special Instructions to Applicants:Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. Some positions may also require a motor vehicle records check.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/careers Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Required Application Materials: When applying at www.cu.edu/careers, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV or resume 3. Letters of reference (optional) Questions should be directed to [email protected]



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20259 - SOM-Orthopedics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 1, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Katie Retzke

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00644563

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Posted: 10/29/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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