Orthopaedic Technologist-Certified

  • Location: Multiple Offices
  • Pay: Hourly
  • Department: Clinic
  • Supervisor: Clinic Manager

About New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center is a full service practice specializing in orthopaedics, focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. Our staff consists of fellowship-trained, subspecialty physicians who are dedicated to keeping people in motion.

About The Position

I. General Purpose and Objective

To provide professional Orthopaedic care for clinic patients following established standards and practices. The Ortho Tech will provide educational training to promote continuity and updating of all casting, splinting, bracing techniques and use of DME supplies in all NHOC locations.

II. Physical Requirements of Position / Special Conditions of Job

Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. Requires working under stressful conditions and working irregular hours. Requires exposure to communicable diseases and/or bodily fluids. Must be able to travel to all locations for training and scheduling purposes.

III. Qualifications

Must be certified by The National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists (NBCOT). The Ortho Tech shall participate in educational activities which enhance their basic knowledge and provide new knowledge. Completion of a nationally credentialed orthopaedic technology training program or completion of a related allied health program ( i.e.: RN, PA, LVN, LPN, Surgical Tech, Radiological Tech) with at least two years full time work in either a hospital, clinic, or office setting working directly in the treatment of the orthopaedic patients. The Credentialed Ortho Tech shall obtain and maintain 120 continuing education units per a 6 year period necessary for re-certification.

Job Type: Full-time

Responsibilities

  • Ortho Tech
  • Be a resource for ordering of Orthopaedic equipment and supplies.
  • Take necessary measurements (i.e.: grip strength, leg length, etc)
  • Fabricate, adjust and remove orthopaedic devices.
  • Measure and fit patients for braces and other Orthopaedic devices.
  • Responsible for all training of new NHOC clinical employees with regard to all cast, splint & DME applications and techniques.
  • Responsible for investigating and evaluation of all new DME supplies. Responsible for working with physicians on incorporating new supplies before they enter the clinical setting.
  • Maintain and promote high standards in the provisions of Ortho Tech services.
  • Ability to train other certified, eligible Orthopaedic Techs.
  • Nurse
  • Remove sutures and staples.
  • Change dressing and care for wounds.
  • Apply, adjust and remove casts.
  • Assist Orthopaedic Surgeon, PA in reduction of fractures.
  • Instruct patient in Pre and Post operative care.
  • Instruct patient in proper care of cast.
  • Assist in making F/U appt. and consultation appt. with other specialists for patients.
  • Knowledge of proper application of aseptic techniques in dressing change, removal of sutures or staples, and in setting up sterile fields.
  • Ability to articulate descriptions of orthopaedic conditions based on advanced understanding of anatomical structures and their relationships with one another.
  • Escort’s patients to exam rooms and assists in determining medical problems.
  • Takes vital signs and assists patients in flow through clinic.
  • Prepares exam room and instruments examination and testing.
  • Stocks supplies
  • Sterilizes instruments.
  • Respond to and document telephone messages as directed.
  • Assists with the scheduling of tests.
  • Labels and maintains proper storage for specimens and tests.
  • Issues out-patient materials
  • Attends required meetings and in-services.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatment in accordance with nursing standards.
  • Draws up medication for physicians.
  • Checks medication for expirations.
  • Checks eyewash, syringe boxes and medical waste weekly.
  • Other duties and locations as required.

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