Employee should demonstrate knowledge of Orthopedic principals and procedures relating to application and removal of cast to upper and lower extremities, brace fitting and application, wound management and simple debridement, suture and staple removal, and application of a variety of removable Orthopedic (soft goods) splints, slings, etc.
This position is involved in a team-based approach to care. Team members are trained to meet the highest level of function for their role as per the State of Tennessee/Georgia guidelines. Is trained and assigned (as per their role and responsibilities) to coordinate care for patients and is trained and assigned to support patients/families/caregivers in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change. Is trained and assigned (as per their role and responsibilities) to manage the practices patient population. Participates in the practices quality improvement process and performance evaluation.
Required: Graduate of an Orthopedic technologists program or demonstrated equivalent skills obtained through on-the-job training.
Required: Experience comparable to that gained of an Orthopedic Technician or Orthopedic Physicians Assistant
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Preferred: Certified Orthopedic Technologist
Department Position Summary:
Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the Adult Orthopedic office. Removes and applies splints and casts to the upper and lower extremities, proper fitting and application of Orthopedic braces, removes sutures and staples, and performs simple wound debridement, dressing changes and wound care. Knowledgeable in various nursing assistant functions to include vital signs (TPR, BP), patient history, patient transport and sterile technique. Demonstrates ability to cope with busy, stressful situations, follows instructions, organizes work, and deals with patients and fellow employees in a courteous, professional manner. Responsible for stocking and cleaning exam rooms following practice protocol, for cleaning clinical areas and instruments in accordance with practice, manufacturer and OSHA protocol. Responsible for preparing lab requisitions and culture samples.