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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.

  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE

  • 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.

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  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Schedule: Monday through Friday, day shift.

  • Other:

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