The primary focus of the Orthopedic Technician is to assist physician with the application of external fixation, internal fixation and other general orthopedic surgical procedures where limb lengthening and deformity correction is performed. The Orthopedic Technician will also assist the physician with post-operative care and follow up to include wound checks, dressing changes, splints and casting to treat injured hips, knees or limbs. In addition, assist with traction devices, demonstrate to patients proper use of crutches, adjust braces and help prepare patients for procedures. Assist with injections, ordering x-rays, sterilizing equipment, assisting in patient assessment, and documenting patient conditions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Others may be assigned.
Assists the physician with post-operative care and follow up to include wound checks, dressing changes, splints and casting to treat injured hips, knees or limbs
Assist with traction devices, demonstrate to patients proper use of crutches, adjust braces and help prepare patients for procedures
Assist with injections, ordering x-rays, sterilizing equipment, assisting in patient assessment, and documenting patient conditions
Trained in the sub-specialty of skeletal fixation devices with a specific emphasis on (Smith and Nephew) Taylor Spatial Frame, Ilizarov and Modular Rail System (MRS), TriGen Nail System as well as (Orthofix) PRECICE, M-100, and Penning devices
Charged with patient education in proper pin care, infection prevention measures, lengthening procedures, and turning / lengthening schedules
Set up, application and monitoring of Constant Passive Motioning (CPM) device post-operatively
Application of specialized post-operative corrective holding casts
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Include minimum education, technical training, and/or experience required to perform
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Requires 1-3 years of experience in a Medical Setting, preferable in a Physician Practice
Requires at least 2 years of experience as an Orthopedic Techinician
Certification of the National Board for Orthopedic Technologists or American Society of Orthopedic Professionals preferred
EMR/EHR experience preferred, NextGen or Athena experience preferred
Proficiency in a windows environment with a working knowledge of Word, Outlook, and the Internet is required
Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in a complex, matrix environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work in sitting position, use computer and answer telephone
Must be able to stand, bend, and walk for long periods of time
Must be able to lift at least 20lbs or more
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primary Location: Florida
Facility: The Paley Institute
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905028388
About The Paley Institute
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.