POSITION SUMMARY : The Orthopedic Technician, under the supervision of Clinical Manager
and the Director of Surgical Services, performs services in a designated area according to the policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives of the department and hospital. Works cooperatively within department and other services to create a system of quality health care.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The Orthopedic Technician performs as a technical assistant to the Orthopedic Surgeon, Neurosurgeon and ER MD. Applies casts, splints, traction, soft goods, crutches, fracture braces, external fixation equipment. Acts as a resource to the Nursing Staff.
A. Applies casts, splints, soft goods, fracture and cast braces, functional knee braces, external fixation devices, continuous passive motion devices, ambulation devices, traction and other support devices per order of the physician. Removes and adjusts these per order of the physician.
B. Assists the orthopedic surgeon in the Emergency Department, Cast Room, Operating room, and patient units with minor orthopedic procedures that are either invasive or non-invasive.
C. Evaluates orthopedic patients’ conditions, develops intervention, plans and executes same, communicating with physicians and nursing staff as is appropriate and clinically indicated.
D. Works directly or indirectly with orthotists in fabrication, measuring, fabricating application, adjustment, and removal of braces, prosthetics and orthotics.
E. Is familiar with hospital computer network, able to enter orders and submits daily charges using prescribed format.
F. Is available on-call per hospital policy as assigned.
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