DME Orthopaedic Technologist (Certified)

Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted
Nov 05, 2021
Closes
Jan 04, 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

DME Orthopaedic Technologist Certified

POSITION: DME Orthopedic Technologist Certified (Full- time)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Clinical Resource Manager and Lead

JOB SUMMARY: Applicant must have in depth knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and the ability to fit many types of Orthopaedic braces and devices. They should also be able to verify patient DME benefits with all commercial insurance carriers for high end DME and obtain authorization from Worker’s Compensation and commercial insurance carriers.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors
  • NBCOT Orthopedic Technologist Certified
  • CPR/AED certified
  • NPI number
  • Valid Florida driver’s license
  • Must pass level 2 finger printing process

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 1 to 3 years work experience as a Orthopedic Technologist Certified Fitter
  • Basic computer skills utilizing Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of practice management and electronic health record software
  • Ability to perform multiple and diverse tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service a must

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Fitting patients with a wide variety of Orthopaedic braces and devices
  • Maintains communication among the Physicians, Clinical Resource Manager and Lead, A/R department, Physician Teams, and patient at all times
  • Must be available to drive to all Orlando Orthopaedic Center locations as dictated by ATC work schedule
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced clinical environment
  • Be able to verify DME benefits for all commercial insurance carriers pertaining to high end DME and or obtain authorization from Worker’s Compensation carriers for high end DME
  • Maintains patient confidentiality; complies with HIPAA and compliance guidelines established by the practice
  • Responsible for contacting patient to pick-up surgery DME as directed by the Clinical Resource Manager and Lead
  • Responsible for returning patient telephone calls; ensures action taken is document appropriately in the patient chart
  • Responsible for processing electronic health record system messages and tasks with in 4 hours of receipt
  • Responsible for tracking all DME items ordered, dispensed daily, weekly and monthly for their OOC location as directed by the Clinical Resource Manager and Lead
  • Responsible for filling out the patient’s Proof of Delivery and or ABN with the appropriate billing codes and associated charges      
  • Responsible for obtaining patient signature on Proof of Delivery and or ABN acknowledging receipt of DME product and or patient declining the DME product at that time
  • Assist Clinical Resource Manager and Lead with semi-annual DME inventory for all OOC locations
  • Assist Branch Managers during DME down time with clinic duties as needed

General Administration

  • Maintains detailed knowledge of practice management, electronic health record and other computer software as it relates to job functions
  • Attends continuing education courses as requested
  • Completes all other duties assigned by the Clinical Resource Manager, Clinical Resource Lead and Branch Managers
  • Work hours coincide with Orlando Orthopaedic Center’s clinical operating hours

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Typical Physical Demands

Work requires the ability to lift, up to 40 pounds occasionally with frequent lifting between 5-10 pounds. Work requires the ability to sit, stoop, crouch and kneel as needed during job responsibilities. Position requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, operate a computer, telephone, calculator, copier, and such other office equipment as necessary.  Position also requires viewing computer screens and typing for long periods of time and working in an environment which may be stressful.  Position could require occasional travel.

Typical Working Conditions

Normal clinical environment

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