Performs surgical and non-surgical orthopedic procedures under the direction of the Leader or Physician.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Minimum 1 year work experience in a hospital, clinic, or medical office providing direct orthopedic technology care to patients or completion of Technical Orthopedic Technologist program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Applies, adjusts, and removes all common orthopedic devices.
- Assists physicians and performs patient care activities as scheduled or as needed.
- Cleans equipment after each use and maintains a safe and clean work environment.
- Completes assigned patients rounds in a timely manner.
- Completes program-related documentation according to departmental guidelines.
- Apply, modify, and remove upper and lower extremity casts.
- Exhibits aseptic techniques in dressing change, removal of sutures or staples, and setting up surgical fields and functional application of skin and skeletal traction.
- Enters charges, required patient information, and other data into the computer in an accurate and timely manner according to departmental guidelines.
- Establishes and maintains effective communication and reporting relationships with the Chief Orthopedic Technologist.
- Interprets, with guidance and supervision, simple fractures and dislocations on x-ray films.
- Performs in an operating room environment under the direct supervision of a surgeon.
- Certified by NAOT or eligible for certification highly preferred.
- CPR: HeartSaver highly preferred.
- Completed orthopedic technologist training preferred.
- Ability to apply casts with appropriate molding as per standard protocol or as directed by Practitioner.
- Ability to apply the following: clubfoot cast, shoulder spica, hip spica, etc.
- Ability to apply/set up skeletal/skin traction.
- Ability to organize and prioritize routines to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
- Ability to problem solves to adapt standard procedures to the individual client's needs.
- Interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.
- Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Knowledge of cast wedging as directed by practitioner.