The general responsibilities of the Prosthetist-Orthotist are to provide the most complex clinical and laboratory prosthetic and orthotic services to disabled patients. The VA Maine HCS offers outpatient and inpatient care with General Medical, Surgical, Intermediate and Mental Health beds, as well as a 100-bed Nursing Home consisting of 50 skilled/ long stay beds and 50 Dementia Unit beds. Health Care Services include Medical, Surgical, Emergency Department (ED), Geriatrics & Extended Care, Dental, Telecare, Mental Health and Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC). Ancillary Services: General Radiology, Ultrasound, CT Scan, Neuroradiology-noninvasive, General Nuclear Medicine, Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacy, Prosthetics & Sensory Aids, Rehabilitation Medicine, Respiratory Therapy, Nutrition, Visually Impaired Services Team (VIST), and a Women Veterans Program. Specialty services unique to a complex facility also include Orthotic and Prosthetic Laboratories, Spinal cord Injury (SCI), Prosthetic Implants, Audiology and Eye Clinic. This facility supports Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's). Duties include, but are not limited to: (1) Treatment of all amputation levels including upper limb, hip disarticulation levels. (2) Serving as an advisor to physicians, therapists and other medical professionals about indications and contraindications of prosthetic and orthotic componentry, prescription criteria (3) Authorizing the purchase, fabrication or repair of prosthetic devices. (4) Maintaining continuous liaison with manufacturers and dealers of prosthetic supplies, inspecting their facilities and services and participating in the award of prosthetic appliance contracts. (5) Participating in investigative/research project studies by selecting patients as pilot wearers of newly developed prosthetic items, evaluating the usefulness of such items and compiling of data; and (6) Giving technical and administrative advice and assistance on prosthetic problems to other facilities. (7) Responsible for facility ABC accreditation compliance to include ABC Practitioner Certification and Joint Commission. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00AM - 4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.