As a member of the Orthopaedic Team, the Technician delivers patient care and assumes appropriate responsibilities concerning non-surgical procedures. The Technician assists the Orthopaedic Surgeon with clinical patient care including: casting, scheduling of surgical and diagnostic procedures, managing patient care during a clinic (including patient flow through the exam and X-ray rooms), answering patient inquiries, and fielding messages and requests directed to the surgeon. In addition, the Technician is frequently called upon to triage patient phone calls regarding symptoms, urgency of their injury/illness, and immediate care to manage pain/injuries prior to coming in for an appointment.
EDUCATION: High School Graduate or equivalent.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Certification by NAOT preferred but not required. Certification by ASOP encouraged.
Ability to describe various orthopaedic conditions based on an understanding of anatomical structures and their relationship with one another.
Ability to apply, adjust and remove common orthopaedic devices, using standard practice as a guide.
Knowledge of the proper application of aseptic techniques in dressing change and the removal of sutures or staples.
Ability to interpret simple fractures and dislocations on X-ray films.
Understanding of clinic and environmental safety and precautions.
Thorough working knowledge of musculoskeletal system.
Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with principles of aseptic techniques.
Basic knowledge of application and use of orthopaedic equipment and supplies.
Effective communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills.
Desired Skill: Ability to perform in an operating room environment as first and second assist or scrub technician under the direct supervision of a surgeon.
Desired Skill: Ability to supervise and train other certified or eligible Orthopaedic Technologists.
Required: Two years experience working in a hospital or clinic office supporting a physician with patient care.
Desired: At least one year full-time work experience in either a hospital, clinic or office setting, working directly in the treatment of orthopaedic patient(s).
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Site Manager, Orthopaedic Clinic
- Bloodborne pathogen: A
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Lifts, transfers and positions patients and equipment in excess of 150 pounds. Some positioning or lifting of patients up to 300 pounds.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.