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Instructor - Prosthetist

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Instructor - Prosthetist - 31237 Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Orthopedics

Job Title: Instructor - Prosthetist

Position #: 00815710 – Requisition #: 31237

Job Summary:

Ensuring patients receive high quality prosthetic care is integral to both the University of Colorado ("CU") Limb Restoration Program and the Amputation Rehabilitation Program in partnership with UCHealth. The programs aim to provide comprehensive, lifelong continuity of care for amputees by providing brace management, pre- and post-amputation support, prosthetic design and prescription, phantom pain management and long-term rehabilitation management. Aligned with the mission of providing comprehensive high-quality care in amputee rehabilitation the CU Department of Orthopedics is seeking to hire an on-site (full-time) certified prosthetist to deliver exceptional outcomes for patients.

Key Responsibilities:
    Collaborates with CU School of Medicine physicians in the evaluation and analysis of patient needs for prosthetic services; recommends treatment options to physicians when necessary. Examines and evaluates patient needs in relation to disease and functional loss and creates comprehensive prosthetic treatment plans to meet the needs and goals of the patient. Evaluates prosthetic devices on patients to assure fit, function, medical efficacy. Instructs patients in use of prosthetic devices and identifies and reconciles issues/problems to ensure patient satisfaction with devices provided. Performs fittings, including static and dynamic alignments. Ensures prosthetic devices are provided to patients in a timely manner and documents production/order tracking. Selects materials, make cast measurements, model modifications, and layouts, considering new techniques and materials. Meets with physicians, case managers and other referral sources to review prosthetic services and capabilities; develops and enhances business relationships to identify and secure ongoing and future sources or referrals. Plans and implements strategies to meet and exceed revenue targets in coordination with management. Provides detailed clinical notes in patient records. Collaborates with program management in reviewing coding and compliance issues, and develops a plan of action to correct issues, as needed. Adheres to all safety regulations; compliance with Medicare and other governmental regulations; compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. Partners with clinical and research faculty to support research efforts in the areas of prosthetics and osseointegration. Performs other duties or special projects as assigned. May mentor residents or newly certified clinicians. May be asked to perform on-call, hospital calls, or float between more than one clinic location.

Why Join Us:

We are a department of nationally ranked Orthopedic surgeons with a mission to provide the highest quality patient care and advance the field of orthopedics through innovation in research and education. We place a high level of importance on achieving and maintaining a diverse environment that fosters excellence and rewarding opportunities.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado 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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
    Master's degree in prosthetics and orthotics from an accredited university/allied health program. Current board certification by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC). Completion of a residency program in prosthetics and orthotics. At least 5 years of clinical experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
    Experience in an academic setting working with residents and trainees.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position

2. Curriculum vitae / Resume

3. Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Questions should be directed to: Lindsey Renn,

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:

$100,000 - $150,000

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Total Compensation Calculator:

ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado 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.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.

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

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20259 - SOM-ORTHO GENERAL OPERATIONS

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 19, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Lindsey Renn Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00815710

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