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Orthopedic Technician 2-Town Center

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Children's at Town Center Outpatient Care Center 
Requisition #:  62545

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides orthopedic support services inpatients and outpatients. Supports orthopedic surgeons in clinical, surgical, and other patient care responsibilities. Oversees performance of Orthopedic Technician 1. 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

  • Must have ONE of the following: National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists, Registered Orthopedic Technologist (ROT) through American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP), or associate's degree or certificate from a NAOT Recognized School and Program

EXPERIENCE*

  • 1 year of experience in orthopedic cast technical

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • 6 months of clinical experience
  • Experience in pediatrics
  • Experience in supervision 

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: 

    Perform patient intake process including height/weight, vital signs, and intake questionnaires.

    Remove splint/cast, as needed, for x-ray.

    Apply splints/casts as ordered by provider/athletic trainer.

    Remove splints/casts at end of treatment, as ordered.

  2. Applies and maintains traction and other patient hardware systems.
  3. Works with patients and families on all aspects of care. Provides on-call services.
  4. Provides excellent service routinely in interactions with all customers, e.g., coworkers, patients, visitors, physicians, and volunteers.
  5. Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  6. Assists with managerial aspects of orthopedic cost center.
  7. Precepts and trains Orthopedic Tech I in acquiring skills for job performance.
  8. Scrubs on identified orthopedic cases.
  9. Reports mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to supervisor or compliance office immediately.
  10. 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. Participates in maintaining and monitoring work environment to ensure a continual state of Joint Commission readiness.

                                           

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

 

Address:  605 Big Shanty Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA  30144 
Function:  Allied Health - Rehab


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Orthopedic, Rehabilitation, Technician, Patient Care, Pediatric, Healthcare, Technology