Orthopedic Technician - Orthopedics
Company: Sutter Care at Home
Posted on: April 27, 2021
The Orthopedic Technician provides clinical support to
clinicians, encompassing all aspects of orthopedic patient care,
consistent with SMF Care Center Policies and Procedures. Duties
include taking vital signs and patient histories, orthopedic
immobilization, casting, splinting, cast removal, and scheduling
patient appointments, surgeries, and follow-up activities.
Depending on a clinician's individual requirements, this position
may or may not assess and prepare patients, assist in the operating
room, and/or perform procedures within the orthopedic medical
office. All casting/splinting/immobilization must be done under the
direct supervision of the clinician. Qualifications: Minimum
Position Requirements: Education: High school diploma or
equivalent. Certification as an Athletic Trainer preferred. Current
certification in CPR / Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
Certification as an Orthopedic Technician preferred. Experience:
Experience in the orthopedic medical field required. 2-3 years
experience in an ambulatory care medical office setting preferred.
Medical experience sufficient to assist in the ambulatory setting
and/or operating room, and to perform and/or assist with specific
orthopedic procedures, and preparing patients for these procedures.
Understanding of medical asepsis versus surgical asepsis, and how
it is applied to dressing changes and setting up of sterile fields.
Knowledge: Knowledge of scope of practice for Clinical Assistants
(Medical Assistants) in the State of California. Knowledge of
anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Knowledge of
orthopedic equipment (casts, immobilization devices and splints).
Knowledge of medical office clinical equipment and testing
procedures is required. As a new employee, must successfully
complete the Clinical Core Competencies Assessment (CCCA) course.
Special Skills/Equipment: Excellent communication and interpersonal
skills sufficient to provide care, instruction, and persuasion by
phone, and to collaborate with other team members. Math skills
sufficient to correctly mix medications for injections, interpret
tests, etc. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to interpret
most fractures and dislocations on x-ray films. Ability to perform
in an operating room and/or ambulatory environment in an expert and
professional manner, as an assistant. Ability to immobilize most
fractures following clinical protocol. Ability to schedule patient
office appointments, surgeries, and obtain authorizations.
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