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Job Summary

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking a Non-Certified Orthotic Clinical Assistant to work at the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Department.


  • Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses, certified orthotists, certified pedorthists and medical assistants to provide orthotic devices to patients as prescribed by the physician.
  • Assist an ABC certified practitioner to examine evaluate, measure and fit patients for pedorthic and soft good devices in relation to disease and functional muscle loss, including assessing for factors affecting fit and use.
  • Provide soft goods and off-the-shelf products and supports.
  • Provide instruction to patients in the proper use and care of devices.
  • Assist in determining the repair and maintenance of devices.
  • Assist with the modification of plaster or CAD patient models.
  • Participate as a pedorthic /orthotic team member.

Required Qualifications*

  • A high school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Comfortable working in a highly computerized environment.
  • Individual must exhibit a professional and positive image when interacting with patients, faculty and staff.  
  • Adhere to a high standard of personal and professional conduct; possess excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills; and demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse population.
  • Work effectively with a multidisciplinary team, handling multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills, proficient computer and keyboarding skills, and excellent attendance.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Two to four years of experience in a patient clinical setting is preferred.
  • Completion of a certified Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinical Assistant program, Orthotic Fitter Program or a Pedorthic Instructional Program that includes therapeutic shoe fitting is preferred.

Work Schedule

M-F 8-5

Work Locations

2850 South Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.