As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking an Orthopedic Technician I (Orthopedic Clinic), FULL-TIME, M-F, 8A-5P to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, FL.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
This position is responsible for all casting procedures and application/approval of soft goods. To provide assistance to the provider whenever needed, to expedite the patient care process.
Responsible for all casting and Orthopaedic equipment.
Application and removal of all types of casts, splints and soft goods. Apply and removal of upper and lower extremity casts.
Modify casts as needed in clinic and in hospital when necessary for the patient benefit.
Instruct patient, parents/legal guardians in appropriate use and care of casts and Orthopaedic equipment.
Responsible for inventory of all casting materials, splints, and soft goods.
Ability to verbalize descriptions of orthopaedic conditions with basic understanding of anatomical structures and relationships with one another.
Ability to apply, adjust, and remove all common and difficult orthopaedic devices.
Advanced knowledge of theory and application of skin, skeletal and manual tractions.
Expert knowledge of the proper application of aseptic techniques in dressing change, removal of sutures, staples, Steinman pins, K-wires, and in setting up surgical fields and draping in the operating room.
Ability to interpret most fractures and dislocations on X-ray films.
Ability to perform in an operating room environment in an expert manner as a first and second assistant or scrub technician under the direct supervision of a surgeon.
Ability to supervise and train other certified Orthopaedic Technologists.
Assist with rooming of patients.
Obtain vital signs.
Capturing and entering patient information into EMR.
Ensuring appropriate documentation such as x-rays and laboratory reports are available for provider’s review.
Rooming of patients into exam rooms with preparation for exam and assisting provider with exam.
Additional job duties
Ensure accurate ICD-9 and CPT-4 codes are recorded.
Assist the provider with procedures as necessary.
Under the direction of the provider will schedule PT/OT, surgery and diagnostic tests to include pre-authorization and notification of patient.
Prepare, clean and stock exam rooms for clinic.
Ability to cross cover in other clinical departments.
High school diploma required.
One (1) year of specialized training beyond high school required.
Minimum of six (6) months of Orthopaedic Tech experience required; Pediatric experience preferred.
Valid American Heart Association BLS certification required upon hire.
Travel is required to other locations.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.