Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position.
Valid Orthopaedic Technologist Certification and/or recent completion of minimum 3-years of Orthopaedic technical work.
Current CPR/BLS Certification.
Orthopaedic technician experience, including setting up equipment and instruments; taking and recording vital signs and health statistics; preparing patients for exams and procedures; independently performing and assisting providers with exams and procedures as described ln this position description; removing sutures and staples; applying and removing splints; changing sterile and clean dressings; assisting with minor surgeries; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; performing all other required exams, procedures and tests within the scope of the orthopaedic technician practice as directed by the provider.
Experience applying and/or removing of dressings, plaster and synthetic casts, orthopaedic appliances, immobilization devices, and splints.
Experience fabricating splints for various conditions.
Knowledge and experience measuring and fitting patients for braces and other orthopaedic devices.
Knowledge of and ability to apply sterile technique, including wrapping and autoclaving surgical instruments.
Knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, with ability to recognize the abnormal.
Observation skills to detect changes in patient's condition and potential adverse reactions to treatments.
Knowledge of medical terminology sufficient to communicate effectively with patients, health care providers, and insurance company representatives regarding appointments, services, procedures, authorizations, and referrals.
Basic knowledge of the emergency treatment of trauma as related to Orthopaedics.
Experience accurately interpreting provider orders to ensure complete and up-to-date patient records.
Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all co-workers; to consistently interact with patients and other members of the public with patience, courtesy, and professionalism, both in person and on the telephone; and to effectively respond to individuals who may be angry or upset.
Experience maintaining composure, efficiency and a positive, customer-service oriented manner during periods of peak workload, with frequent interruptions, under tight deadlines, and when interacting with challenging customers who may be Ill, angry, or emotionally distressed.
Problem solving skills to Independently define a problem identify the resources available to help solve the problem, create viable solutions, and take the necessary action to implement problem resolution and ensure prompt and satisfactory resolution.
Decision making skills to independently exercise delegated authority to take action and to appropriately seek assistance from others when limits of delegated authority have been reached.
Organizing skills to establish priorities for own work to accomplish a variety of concurrent assignments; respond flexibly to changes in priorities: and maintain work effectiveness in a setting with a high volume of patient activity and frequent Interruptions.
PC proficiency to efficiently use computer system applications for all functions required for this position, including typing skills sufficient to use computer keyboard for timely and accurate input and production.
Writing skills, using proper English grammar, spelling and punctuation, sufficient to compose messages and/or routine correspondence, which Is clear, concise and easy to understand.
Knowledge of clinic's practices and protocols related to medical records, medical assisting, nursing support, and other business and office procedures.
Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and guidelines governing medical records; confidentiality, privacy, and provision to others,