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. Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War, Hanger is steeped in 150 years of clinical excellence and innovation with a vision to be the partner of choice for products and services that enhance human physical capability. Collectively, Hanger employees touch thousands of lives each day, helping people achieve new levels of mobility and freedom.
Hanger, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer - female/minority/disability/vet.
Could This Be For You?
Empowering Human Potential” is more than a tagline; it’s our mantra for all associates, that motivates and reminds us of the essential role we play in the lives of our patients and customers. Whether directly or indirectly, every individual across every business unit and department at Hanger is helping to improve the lives of our patients and customers. One by one, we listen to challenges, collaborate with partners, identify solutions, overcome obstacles, lead through innovation, and apply our expertise to help move lives forward.
We know that the “possible” lives inside each of us, waiting to be unleashed. At every touch point across all of our business, we are keeping lives in motion, breaking down barriers, taking dreams further. As one united Hanger, we are achieving more of our own potential so that we can help patients do the same. Together we are working with one idea in mind: Empowering Human Potential.
A job with Hanger, one of the leading clinical authorities in the provision of integrated rehabilitative solutions, including being the largest owner and operator of orthotic and prosthetic clinics in the United States places you on a path leading well beyond ordinary career opportunities.
A pedorthist’s patient has injury to the foot, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal foot disorder, pedal deformity, recurrent foot ulceration, osteoarthropathy, arthropathy, neuropathy or similar condition, or partial or total absence of a foot due to a congenital condition or amputation and needs orthotic footwear, a prosthesis, an orthosis, or custom designed, fabricated, fitted and/or modified shoes, prothesis, orthosis or associated items to correct, support or compensate for the disorder or acquired condition, and in acute cases to mitigate against potential limb loss.
The Certified Pedorthist is specifically trained and educated to independently provide or supervise the provision of comprehensive pedorthic care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.
Pedorthics combines a unique blend of clinical and technical skills. Pedorthist evaluate patients and custom design, fabricate and fit shoes, prostheses and orthoses. They work with other members of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, design with computers, and help change a patient's life.
The clinical skills and technical knowledge required to accomplish pedorthic tasks are extensive, complex, and sophisticated. Proper care requires not only extensive training in the field, but also a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and kinesiology – in short, how the body's components operate and interrelate.
- Collaborate with physicians in the evaluation and analysis of a patient’s need for pedorthic services; recommend treatment options to physicians when necessary.
- Examine and evaluate patient's needs in relation to disease and functional loss.
- Formulates design of pedorthic devices.
- Selects materials, makes cast measurements, model modifications, and layouts, taking into account new techniques and materials.
- Performs fitting, including static and dynamic alignments.
- Evaluate pedorthic device and any collateral prosthetic or orthotic devices on patient, adjust to assure fit, function, medical efficacy, and quality of work.
- Instructs patient in the use of pedorthic, orthotic or prosthetic devices utilized in fulfilling the patient’s needs.
- Identify and reconcile issues/problems to ensure patient satisfaction with devices provided.
- Provide follow-up with patients and physicians.
- Provide in-service training to physicians and allied health care professionals.
- Utilize effective materials management, quality and performance processes to maximize device quality and medical efficacy, maintaining a proper balance with costs and operational/financial performance.
- Meet with physicians, case managers and other referral sources to review pedorthic services and capabilities; develop and enhance business relationships to identify and secure ongoing and future sources or referrals.
- Responsible with manager to plan and implement strategies to meet and exceed revenue targets.
- Provide detailed clinical notes to patient records.
* Subject to limitations imposed by state and/or local law
- May mentor residents or newly certified Pedorthists.
- Provide assistance to other clinical staff.
- Provide information to administrative staff to conduct reimbursement activities.
- Adhere to all safety regulations; compliance with Medicare and other governmental regulations; compliance with blood-borne and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
- Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.
- A pedorthic certificate from a CAAHEP accredited program and a 12-month National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) accredited residency program "Or" An equivalent combination of education and experience to meet board eligibility.
- Current board certification or board eligible in Pedorthics(i.e. American Board Certified (ABC)).
- Demonstrated past experience in providing pedorthic services under the supervision of a certified practitioner.
- Licensure is not required
Additional Success Factors
- Thorough understanding of the principles of biomechanics, pathomechanics, gait analysis, kinesiology, anatomy and physiology, and knowledge of functional and accommodative devices, braces and orthoses for offloading the foot.
- Thorough understanding of componentry and its suitability and reliability for specific uses.
- Thorough understanding of medical terminology.
- Effective communication skills for accurate, concise, and organized oral and written presentation and reports to patient and staff.
- Ability to instruct clinical and non-clinical personnel and customers on objectives of patient care services.
- Active listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence.
- Ability to assess patient condition and advise physician on treatment options.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to build professional relationships with physicians, therapists and patients.
- Ability to work effectively as a team member.
- Effective organizational, time management and planning skills.
- Act with integrity in all ways and at all times, remaining honest, transparent, and respectful in all relationships.
- Keep the patient at the center of everything that you do, building lifelong trust.
- Foster open collaboration and constructive dialogue with everyone around you.
- Continuously innovate new solutions, influencing and responding to change.
- Focus on superior outcomes, and calibrate work processes for outstanding results.
Our Investment in You
- Competitive salary.
- Competitive health and insurance benefits.
- Annual target bonus or commission.
- Paid vacation and sick time.
- Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
Hanger, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or harassment because of race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, special disabled veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. The Company will comply fully with all applicable state or local fair employment laws that forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of other protected characteristics. Retaliation against any employee for filing or supporting a complaint of discrimination or harassment is prohibited.