The Orthopedic Technician performs, or provides assistance to physicians, surgeons and other health providers, setting stabilization devices and utilizing other technology that relates to the care of the bones.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Assists physician in carrying out procedures which require aseptic techniques observing standard precautions. Prepares patient and equipment for examination or procedure to facilitate physician efficiency. Operates and maintains equipment safely and in accordance with established policies and procedures. Safely transports cart to different areas of facility, as needed.
Applies and removes casts, splints and orthopedic appliances for the patient to ensure the appropriate level of comfort and fit, to include specialty casts such as Hip Spica and Muenster type casts . Accurately fits the patient with the size and type of brace and splint needed to produce optimal patient outcomes. Observes patient, recognizes changes in condition and promptly seeks appropriate assistance.
Communicates effectively with the patient regarding the process and maintenance of the procedure to be done to provide reassurance and education. Clearly explains the procedure to each patient before starting so that the patient will feel comfortable with the process.
Demonstrates proper application of a brace and splint.
Teaches patient appropriate exercises for specific injuries in order to facilitate the healing process. Demonstrates proper performance of exercises following either ACL or Rotator Cuff surgery. Demonstrates ankle or extremity range for motion after removal of cast.
Maintains a clean and serviceable work environment to enhance patient care. Orders and maintains an adequate inventory of equipment and supplies for assigned areas.
Takes personal responsibility to participate in performance improvement activities and initiatives. Attends in service education.
Removes stitches, staples, and provide debridement for wounds if required.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Corrected vision and hearing to normal range required.
Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences. Empathetic listener, sensitive, upbeat, optimistic, articulate, gracious and tactful. Ability to calm upset patients in a composed and professional demeanor.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!