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Orthopedic Technician- Full Time- Scottish Rite Emergency

Requisition #:  30367     
Name of Location:   Scottish Rite

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides orthopedic support services to inpatients and outpatients. Supports orthopedic surgeons in clinical, surgical, and other patient care responsibilities. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • No professional certifications required

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Six months of clinical experience
  • One year of experience in orthopedic cast technical
  • Experience in pediatrics

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Familiarity with all orthopedic instrumentation, equipment, hardware, and procedures
  • Knowledge of basic aseptic technique and ability to do basic casting, splinting, and hardware maintenance

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Provides assistance to all surgical orthopedic service staff members. 
  2. Applies and maintains traction and other patient hardware systems.
  3. Works with patients and families on all aspects of care.
  4. Provides excellent service routinely in interactions with all customers, e.g., coworkers, patients, visitors, physicians, and volunteers.
  5. Provides on-call services.
  6. Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  7. Reports mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to supervisor or compliance office immediately.
  8. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, and ALL = all ages.
  9. Participates in maintaining and monitoring work environment to ensure a continual state of Joint Commission readiness.
  10. Performs patient intake process including height/weight, vital signs, and intake questionnaires.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

 

Location Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Rehab

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. We have a total of 638 licensed beds among our three hospitals and 28 neighborhood locations. We are home to the only Level 1 and 2 pediatric trauma centers in Georgia, and we treat about 60 percent of pediatric trauma patients in the state.

  • We are ranked as a top pediatric heart care and heart surgery program by US News & World Report.
  • Our 27-bed unit is one of the largest dedicated pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Units (CICUs) in the Southeast.
  • We performed 634 cardiac surgeries in 2017. We are ranked No. 3 nationally in pediatric cardiac surgical and medical volumes.
  • Our Cardiac Stepdown Unit was recognized with a gold-level Beacon Award of Excellence. Our CICU was recognized with a silver-level Beacon Award of Excellence for nursing outcomes.
  • Our staff includes more than 50 pediatric cardiologists and three pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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