The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is seeking an Orthopaedic Technologist. The applicant must be proficient in casting, bracing, and orthotics. Must be able to demonstrate ability to apply, modify, and remove upper and lower extremity casts, and work with traction. Must have demonstrated ability to work with DME supplies and vendors. Will be responsible for DME and casting supplies inventory. Will assist physicians with clinical activities. This position may be required to travel to other outpatient locations as well as assist with evening clinics.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Order Orthopaedic equipment and supplies.
Take necessary measurements (i.e., grip strength, leg lengths).
Remove sutures, staples, Steinman pins and K-wires.
Change dressing and care for wounds.
Apply, adjust and remove casts.
Assist with aspirations and prepare injections.
Record patient's blood pressure, pulse and weight.
Phone and chart medication ordered by the physician.
Assist Orthopaedic Surgeon in reduction of fractures.
Review standard admitting and pre-op instructions for patients having surgery.
Assist in making follow-up appointments and consultation appointments with other specialists for patients.
Measure and fit patients for braces and other Orthopaedic devices.
Instruct patient in pre and post-operative care.
Instruct patient in proper care of cast and splints.
Clean and stock patient exam and treatment rooms.
Adhere to established clinic/office policy and procedure directives.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED.
1 year experience as an Orthopaedic Technician.
Certification from the National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists as a Certified Orthopaedic Technologist, or registration from the American Society of Orthopaedic Professionals as a Registered Orthopaedic Technologist, or other related Orthopaedic Technologist certification/registration.
If not certified through NOAT or registered through ASOP at time of hire, certification or registration must be obtained within 12 months of date of hire. Certification or registration must be maintained while employed in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Failure to obtain/maintain certification or registration could result in termination of employment from the Department of Dermatology, or in reassignment.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Cast cuter, miscellaneous patient-care equipment.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists certification as a Certified Orthopaedic Technologist, or American Society of Orthopaedic Professionals registration as a Registered Orthopaedic Technologist, or other related certification as an Orthopaedic Technologist.
Classified Title: Orthopaedic Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE Starting Salary Range: $18.85 - $25.96/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: JH at Columbia Center Department name: SOM Ortho Adult Division Personnel area: School of Medicine
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