Orthopedic Technician

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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Hand Surgery
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 847190
Posted On: 6/25/2024

Position Summary

This position assists the orthopedic practitioners and other staff members with the care and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. The Orthopedic Technician will predominately operate in the clinic locations however, there are occasions where they may be required to perform work in a hospital based setting.

Position Duties

  1. Applies and removes casts, changes dressings, and removes sutures/staples as directed by the presiding practitioner. The employee documents actions taken, supplies used, techniques utilized, related measurements, etc. in the patient's electronic medical record according to PCH policy.
  2. Assists providers with the application, adjustment and removal of splints, slings and other orthopedic DME related appliances.
  3. Maintains a clean and safe working environment.
  4. Oversees the orthopedic material stock levels and places orders to replenish supplies on an as needed basis.
  5. Supports routine clinic care functions, including patient intake, discharge, and care follow up
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
Required
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Two or more years as a cast technician in a similar clinical setting.
Required
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current BLS Certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association.
Required
2. Certified as an Orthopedic Technologist (OT) through the National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists (NAOT) or similar accrediting organization.
Preferred
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Ability to creat a positive rapport with the patienst and their family members while working in a stressful healthcare environment.
Required
2. Ability to work autonomously while rendering a high-level of quality care.
Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
I have reviewed the qualifications, physical requirements and occupational exposure/risk potential for this position and wish to apply