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Orthopedic Technician

Company: Renown Health
Location: Reno
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Position Purpose Under the direction of Orthopedics, provides traction care to patients in accordance with hospital policies. This positions works closely with orthopedic and other physicians to ensure proper application and education of traction devices. When a dedicated Cardiology Technician is unavailable, the Orthopedic Technician will assume responsibility for producing high quality EKG tracings and rhythm strips while recognizing atypical EKG patterns and arrhythmias Nature and Scope This position is responsible for the safe application and maintenance of orthopedic equipment. Patient training and education about orthopedic devices will also be required of the incumbent. The incumbent must possess ability to improvise and make maximum use of the facility and equipment with a minimum of direction. Incumbent must maintain all equipment in a clean and orderly fashion. Incumbent will be required to log procedures and charges into the hospital mainframe computer. The incumbent will be responsible to ensure cost effective use and tracking of all traction equipment. Incumbent will maintain appropriate par levels of traction equipment through continuous tracking and reordering supplies when necessary. The incumbent is responsible to operate phones and medical equipment in accordance with State, City, FCC, JCAHO and Renown Health regulations. Unusual circumstances, complicated situations, and out of the ordinary decisions will be referred to the supervisor. The incumbent must demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the Infant, Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric patient served and meets standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standards. Incumbent must be able to function autonomously and make appropriate decisions pertaining to quality patient care. Incumbent must demonstrate the desire to promote a caring environment. During non-dedicated Cardiology Technician hours, upon the receipt of a physician order this position performs EKGs, rhythm strips, exercise stress tests, signal averaged EKGs, and tilt table tests according to department policy. These exams are performed on a routine and emergency basis and the Orthopedic Tech will need to respond to situations involving cardiac arrest and major trauma. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES : 1. Excellent communication and Patient rapport. 2. Dependable and reliable with regard to work performance and attendance. 3. Ability to provide follow-up care of traction Patients, Patient education and post-operative assistance with Patient ambulation. 4. Ability to take direction from nursing and professional staff. 5. Willingness to support Renown Health Standards of Conduct. 6. Ability to apply, monitor, manage, manipulate all Renown Health traction devices. 7. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial and safety appropriate to the age of the patients served. 8. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations, and function professionally in a high intensity work environment. This position does provide patient care. The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job. Disclaimer The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job. Minimum Qualifications Requirements - Required and/or Preferred Name Description Education: Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Experience: EMT I (preferred). Possess the ability to demonstrate recognition of atypical EKG patterns and arrhythmias. Must pass department EKG exam at 85% within 90 days of hire. License(s): None. Certification(s): Valid CPR/BLS certification by the American Heart Association standards Computer / Typing: Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Keywords: Renown Health, Reno , Orthopedic Technician, Other , Reno, Nevada

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