Orthotist (Surgi-Care - Oakland, ME)


Oakland, ME

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  • We offer our employees a flexible working environment with hybrid options.

  • Our associates have access to a LinkedIn learning platform that provides a wealth of development topics in an e-learning format.

  • 4 of our 11 directors are female or racially or ethnically diverse and we are committed to seeking additional diverse director candidates.

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    Position summary

    Job Description:

    We are seeking a dedicated, patient care enthusiast to join the Surgi-Care Branch of DJO as an Orthotist in Oakland, ME. This unique opening will allow you to design and fabricate medical support devices while working at a service-oriented business.

    Orthotists use existing service and educational skills to deliver orthotic products to clients in a way that enhances both Surgi-Care and DJO’s reputation for excellence. Orthotists are responsible for evaluating and measuring patients for orthotic devices, safely and correctly fitting devices to patients, educating patients and their caregivers on the safe and appropriate use of such devices, and properly documenting the provision of all products and services.


    Clinical Support and Patient Care

    • Educates patients and their caregivers on the proper use and care of orthopedic equipment and bracing devices.

    • Evaluates, measures, and fits orthotic devices to patients.

    • Reviews prescriptions that specify the type of appliance to be made, performs examinations of the patient’s affected area, makes plaster casts to determine the type and design of the device needed, and selects the appropriate materials and components so the devices work properly.

    • Counsels patients on how to use the devices and proper maintenance.

    • Articulates description of orthopedic conditions based on the understanding of anatomical structures and their relationships with one another.

    • Collects copay and deductible amounts from patients.

    • Collaborates with internal teams on patient care, scheduling, etc.

    • Resolves customer issues by working directly with internal resources and/or the customer.

    • Provides patient care at Company locations, and in physician offices, hospitals, and/or patient homes.

    Continuing Education

    • Participates in continuing education required to keep current on all relevant certifications and/or licensure.
    • Maintain product and professional skills competence through training and other available means.
    • Participates in and leads product training.
    • Works with various manufacturers related to training and development on products.
    • Attends approved seminars, workshops, and convention exhibit activities.
    • Participates in continuing education seminars and refresher product/instrumentation trainings.
    • Participates in ongoing training and in-service events on current and new products.
    • Represents the Company at trade shows and association meetings.
    • Develops and maintains professional and technical knowledge by staying current on relevant Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Home Medical Equipment (HME) orthopedic products and services offered by both DJO and Surgi-Care.


    • Maintains shop cleanliness and organization and performs routine machine maintenance and repairs. 
    • Submits all orders for materials and components to the Purchasing Agent and does so in a deadline-conscious and timely manner. 
    • Works closely with regional Sales Representatives in order to support Sales Team efforts. 
    • Develops and maintains working knowledge of all applicable government regulations.
    • Adheres to all internal DJO policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as OIG and government program (e.g., Medicare) regulations.
    • Treats Protected Health Information (PHI) with the strictest confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA standards.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Minimum of 4 years of experience providing orthotist services as, or under the supervision of, a certified practitioner.
    • Master’s Degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics required. 
    • Completion of CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited program required.
    • Holds and maintains active certification and/or licensure with appropriate state regulatory agency required. Includes American Board for Certification (ABC) Certified Orthotist (CO) or Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO).
    • Ability to assess patient conditions and advise physicians on treatment options.
    • Thorough understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and medical terminology.
    • Understanding of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) billing practices and requirements strongly preferred.
    • Working knowledge of ERP systems (e.g., Computers Unlimited TIMS, or other billing/inventory system) required.


    • Effectively communicates and instructs both clinical and non-clinical personnel and customers on objectives of patient care services.
    • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and current automobile insurance.
    • May be asked to assume on-call responsibilities during non-business hours, in accordance with DJO policies.
    • Must satisfy third-party credentialing requirements in order to gain access to hospital accounts.
    • In-home equipment delivery and set up are requirements of this position and candidates should be aware of, as well as comfortable with, this requirement.
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include various nights, weekends, and holidays.


    • Must be able to travel up to 75% of the time.
    • Overnight travel is not required.
    • Must be willing to travel to patient homes and various local clinic sites, using own transportation or company-provided vehicle, upon request as dictated by territory.


    • Field based (i.e., patient homes, physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, etc.).
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • This job involves potential exposure to airborne and bloodborne pathogens.
    • Physical Demands: Must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, specifically plaster positive models and materials. Regularly required to stand; walk and talk or hear. Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Deskwork requiring sitting, walking, using phone and computer.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    DJO Global is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. Our products address the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Our products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, many of our medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. Product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for pain management and physical therapy products. Our surgical division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products for the hip, knee and shoulder. Our products are marketed under a portfolio of brands including Aircast®, Chattanooga, CMF™, Compex®, DonJoy®, ProCare®, Exos™, Dr. Comfort®, DonJoy Performance® and DJO® Surgical.

    For additional information on the Company, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.

    DJO is a growing subsidiary of diversified technology leader Colfax Corporation

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    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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    Enovis™ is a medical technology company focused on developing clinically differentiated solutions that generate measurably better patient outcomes and transform workflows. 

    Powered by a culture of continuous improvement, extraordinary talent and innovation, we ‘create better together’ by partnering with healthcare professionals. Our extensive range of products, services and integrated technologies fuel active lifestyles. 

    Why you should apply for a job to Enovis:

  • We offer our employees a flexible working environment with hybrid options.

  • Our associates have access to a LinkedIn learning platform that provides a wealth of development topics in an e-learning format.

  • 4 of our 11 directors are female or racially or ethnically diverse and we are committed to seeking additional diverse director candidates.