Ortho Technician I

Professional/Technical Poway, California


Requisition ID
34385
Department
Orthopedics
Location
Poway, California
Union
Not Applicable
Job Type
Full-Time
Shift
Day
Hours Per Shift
8
Hours Per Pay Period
80

Description
Under general supervision, an Orthopedic Tech performs routine clerical and clinical tasks within the clinic, consistently and frequently performing patient immobilization procedures (i.e. casting, splinting, cast removal, etc.), and assisting Physicians and other licensed providers to provide quality patient care efficiently and cost effectively. Responds to emergencies as required.
Participates as a member of the clinical interdisciplinary team to ensure appropriate resources for all internal and external customers. Provides orthopedic care under supervision for assigned patients in inpatient units and in the office according to established standards and practices. Ability to manage multiple tasks; safely and effectively prioritize according to patient need.
Thoroughly and accurately obtains chief complaint and pertinent information from patient. Communicates chief complaint and pertinent information to appropriate health care provider. Safely and effectively executes physician/NP order. Observes patient for response to care given. Reports changes in patient condition to appropriate health care provider. Applies and performs minor adjustments/repairs on durable medical equipment. Maintains timely and accurate documentation of patient care. Assists as department liaison for new employees and float personnel providing orientation/instruction to department procedures. Prepares lab and X-ray results for physician/NP review. Sets up and restocks exam rooms. Participates in patient call-backs. Prepares and processes instruments. Correctly files information in patients chart in electronic chart. Demonstrates the ability to verify benefits, eligibility, and obtain necessary authorizations for durable medical equipment. Perform other duties as assigned

Ability to speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED
Completion of an accredited Ortho Tech. program 
Preferred Education:
Minimum Experience: 0 - 2 years relevant experience
Preferred Experience: 2+ years relevant experience
Required Certification: American Heart Association recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider
NBCOT certification within 6 months of hire
Preferred Certification: Not Applicable
Required License: Not Applicable
Preferred License: Not Applicable

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