Health Technician Orthopedics

Location: Tacoma, WA
Date Posted: 10-19-2017
Orthopedic Health Technician
 
About Us:
 
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in the Medical Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of medical professionals for both premier private sector clients and in support of our military and government clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs. 
 
We are currently accepting qualified applications for an Orthopedic Health Technician to support one of our Government clients at Madigan Army Medical Center (Ft. Lewis, WA)
 
Summary:  The Orthopedic Health Technician shall provide services in accordance with established standards, principals and ethics of the profession at Madigan Army Medical Center (Ft Lewis) providing health care services to a diverse population.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position):
  • Shall construct and apply and removes plaster and fiberglass casts and splints used in the treatment of fractures, sprains and dislocations in the Orthopedic Cast Room, Podiatry Clinic, Emergency Room, and the Operating Room.
  • Shall fit and apply off the shelf Orthopedic durable goods including splints, slings, walking boots, etc.
  • Shall apply casts for bedridden or seriously injured patients who have incurred pressure ulcers, infections of feet in diabetics, and fractures.
  • Shall apply techniques necessary to assure proper positioning and support to assure comfort and preclude injury or aggravation of existing injury.
  • Shall assist in the manipulation and setting of displaced fractures while using the C-Arm. (Image Intensifier) and other portable radiographic devices.
  • Shall set up fracture table for body casts.
  • Shall operate and maintains the Continuous Passive Motion machines (CPM).
  • Shall maintain stock level of medical supplies used in surgical and treatment rooms and restocks as necessary.
  • Shall obtain information from various supply catalogs on availability, cost, etc., of requested material and prepares purchase order for submission to Logistics Division.
  • Shall conduct periodic inventory of supplies/equipment; held accountable for the proper storage and safeguarding of supplies/equipment.
  • Shall prepare clinic treatment rooms and cast room beds for specific type of procedure.
  • Shall obtain necessary supplies and equipment.
  • Shall set up and lays out instruments, lighting and equipment according to type of surgery and review of patient's chart.
  • Shall anticipate the need for special instruments/equipment in unusual cases.
  • Shall prepare operative area of patient for surgery in accordance with instructions or standard procedures; positions and drapes the patients on the operating table.
  • Shall assist surgeon by anticipating needs during the surgical procedure; holds retractor and hemostat and assists with suturing. Maintains asepsis throughout the operative process and responds immediately to emergency situations such as hemorrhage. Performs minor surgical and aspiration preparation, dressing changes and suture removal. Applies and removes various plaster and metal splints and soft dressings, selecting appropriate material and paying particular attention to proper positioning, traction and packing.
  • Shall provide and manipulate special equipment such as pin inserters and removers, dermatomes, and bone holders and cutters.
  • Shall maintain cleanliness and order in minor surgery and treatment rooms.
  • Shall perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required in emergency situations.
  • Shall conduct daily checks of all sharp containers located in the treatment room, examination rooms, and doctors, offices to ensure that containers are not overflowing with needles and other sharp instruments.
  • Shall ensure the complete turnover of examination rooms to include disposal of all casts/splints and bandages; all examination tables are changed with clean linen, chux, and examination paper between patients. Maintains and rotates linen stock levels for the entire orthopedic service and ensures that an adequate number of linen receptacles are present throughout the clinical areas.
  • Shall assist in the direction and smooth operation of the Orthopedic Clinic and provides technical guidance to assigned military personnel.
  • Shall maintain a constant awareness of the doctor's operative schedules to aid in the scheduling of patients for examination, dressing changes, wound care and minor surgery performed in the clinic. Provides assistance with the handling of unusual or difficult situations such as priority of emergencies, interpretation of doctor's orders, etc.
  • Shall assist front desk personnel in the processing of patients and monitoring telephones. Records messages for the physicians via the Composite Healthcare System (CHCS) as well as retrieve laboratory and radiological results.
  • Shall escort patients from the reception desk to the examination rooms for their appointments and gives directions to other areas within the clinic and hospital.
  • Shall retrieve films (x-rays) from the computer database (MDIS) prior to the patient's appointment or as directed by the physician.
  • Shall perform clinic administrative duties to include arranging for conference rooms, audio-visual equipment as well as other logistical support for conferences.
 
Non-Essential Duties:
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • NONE
 
Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
  • National Association of Orthopedic Technologists (NAOT) certification required.
  • High School Diploma required.
  • Relevent previous work experience in an outpatient clinic settting preferred.
  • Shall have and maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).  Certification must be by American Heart Association specifically stating it is for healthcare providers and will be renewed every two years.
  • Shall maintain all license and certification requirements and meet all continuing education requirements of the U.S. jurisdiction in which they are licensed to practice. 
 
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with all parties and other health care providers.  In addition, if the position requires the use of computers, the contract HCPs shall be computer literate.
  • Shall have the required education, training, experience and documented current competence in the required specialty position description. 
  • Shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity such that he/she can relate constructively to a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds.
 
Diversity:
  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
                                                                                                           
Ethics:
  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
 
 
Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
 
Work Environment:
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions.  Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.
 
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
  • National Association of Orthopedic Technologists (NAOT) certification required.
  • High School Diploma required.
  • Relevent previous work experience in an outpatient clinic settting preferred.
  • Shall have and maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).  Certification must be by American Heart Association specifically stating it is for healthcare providers and will be renewed every two years.
  • Shall maintain all license and certification requirements and meet all continuing education requirements of the U.S. jurisdiction in which they are licensed to practice. 
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with all parties and other health care providers.  In addition, if the position requires the use of computers, the contract HCPs shall be computer literate.
  • Shall have the required education, training, experience and documented current competence in the required specialty position description. 
  • Shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity such that he/she can relate constructively to a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds.
 
 
Application:
Interested candidates may apply at careers@fidelitypartners.org or fax resumes to 210-568-4518.

 
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
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