Carolinas Healthcare System Orthopedic Technician - Piedmont Orthopedic Specialist in United States

Orthopedic Technician - Piedmont Orthopedic Specialist

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Date: Sep 14, 2018

Location:

Concord, NC, US

Company: Carolinas HealthCare System

Job Req ID: 173740

Position Number: 00154625

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Variable/On Call

Shift Details:

Standard Hours: 36.00

Department Name: Orthopedic Services

Location: Piedmont Orthopedic Specialist

Location Details: Local Travel

Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth

Job Summary

The orthopedic technician assists with cast room procedures, application of traction, and the distribution and maintenance of orthopedic equipment. Cast room procedures are performed under the direction of the Physician, and/or Mid Level Providers. Overall responsibilities are performed under the general supervision of the registered nurse.

Essential Functions

  • Performs casts, cast reapplication, and splint application under the direction and by order of the Physician or Advanced Care Practitioner (ACP).

  • Monitors and maintains all orthopedic equipment and supplies.

  • Provides instructions to patients and family members according to approved protocol and/or the plan of care under the direction of the Registered Nurse, Physician, or Mid Level Provider.

  • Performs cast reapplication with Physician's or ACP's orders.

  • Prepares patient for routine examination and procedures and sets up rooms.

  • Performs simple, non-sterile dressing changes on wounds greater than 48 hours old.

  • Performs order entry of labs, x-rays, etc.

  • Cleans rooms and instruments according to OSHA and TJC standards.

  • Assists Clinician and/or RN with procedures performed in the patient care setting.

  • Recognizes and provides for cultural and language differences of the patient/family.

  • Assists with the retrieval and checking of prior films.

  • Performs facility acuity coding by selecting the appropriate level of service for a diverse.

Physical Requirements

Work requires standing, walking, lifting, reaching, bending, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 75 pounds in handling patients and medical equipment and supplies. Must speak English fluently and in understandable terms. Must possess an intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and finger dexterity. Must have the ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or clinic conditions.

Education, Experience and Certifications

High school diploma or GED required. Training and experience as an orthopedic technician is preferred. Orthopedic technologist certification is preferred. Completion of an approved Nurse Aide II training program is preferred. Current listing with the Nurse Aide Registry as a Nurse Aide II is preferred. BLS HCP from AHA certification required.

At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer