Provide patients with artificial limbs or wheelchairs.
What does a Prosthetic Representative do?
Founded to provide services and equipment to disabled veterans, special government medical centers employ Prosthetic Representatives to work with these veterans and see that they receive all the equipment they need to perform everyday tasks. Though prosthetics brings to mind replacements for lost limbs, Prosthetic Representatives also provide other equipment, like wheelchairs, and fill prescriptions for medications.
On a typical workday as a Prosthetic Representative, you meet with both current and new patients coming to the medical center or clinic for service. You help them fill out paperwork to receive the equipment and medications they need. Strict rules and regulations govern the processes for assigning and giving out equipment or prescriptions, so it’s up to you to cut through all the red tape. You help patients receive their items in a timely manner.
For returning patients, you change out old equipment, refill medications, and see how they’re doing. You check that their equipment is still functioning properly, and fill out any additional paperwork. You also answer patients’ questions on the phone, or perform demonstrations in person if a patient is having trouble using a complex piece of equipment.
From providing wheelchairs so patients can easily move around their houses to fitting replacement prosthetic limbs so disabled people can continue to do the activities they love, you ease the transition from hopelessness to the joy of feeling like their old selves again.