Elliot Health System Orthopaedic Technologist in Manchester, New Hampshire
POSITION SUMMARY, Orthopaedic Surgery, 7:30am-4:00pm, 40 hours per week
The Orthopedic Technologist is a trained member of the orthopedic team who works with all health care professionals in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities concerning surgical and non-surgical procedures.
In conformance with the medical staff’s written orders, provides direct and indirect individualized skilled technical orthopedic care to patients by applying, adjusting, maintaining, and removing specified orthopedic equipment, devices, and appliances.
Instructs patients and their families regarding utilization of orthopaedic equipment, devices and appliances.
Directly assists medical staff in the orthopaedic room, inpatient units and/or operating room.
Accepts telephone orders from the appropriate physician within the scope of his/her responsibility and in adherence to Elliot Hospital policies and procedures. Accepts verbal order only in emergency situations.
Applies fracture braces on the written order of the physician.
Assists in daily functions of the office including but not limited to: exam room turnover, data entry, appointment scheduling and insurance per-certifications.
Works effectively with the medical staff, office staff, and administration. Supports a team approach to patient care, working directly with patients and families and maintains a cooperative working relationship interdepartmentally.
Serves as liaison between patient, physician, and family.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in education offerings.
Maintains correspondence with outside agencies in regard to orthopedics.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Ability to establish and maintain communications and positive working relationships within the department and with other hospital departments.
Ability to proceed along following standard practices for routine procedures. Questions or problems are referred to supervisor.
Excellent communication skills.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a formal Orthopedic training program required or equivalent certification (ASOP) must be obtained within 3 months.
Experience: Previous clinical experience preferred.
Certification/Licensure: National Board of Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists or registered by the American Society of Orthopaedic Professionals preferred.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, day shift.