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Orthopedic Technician

Company: MedStar Health
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

* Job Summary * Provides care for patients with orthopedic conditions. Provides technical assistance in the management of patients who require traction, casts, braces, or other external orthopedic hardware. Maintains the orthopedic equipment and requisitions supplies. * Minimum Qualifications * Education/Training * High school graduation or equivalent. * * Experience * No experience required. * * License/Certification/Registration * BLS (Basic Life Support) certification. * * Knowledge, Skills & Abilities * Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. * Primary Duties and Responsibilities * Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. * Applies, modifies, and removes casts, splints, braces, etc. Fabricates, adjusts, and removes orthopedic devices, using appropriate tools and instruments. Applies mobilization and immobilization devices. * Assesses patients in traction and patients with casts, splints, braces, or other external orthopedic apparatus. * Assists physician in setting up and applying skeletal traction. Assists physicians in the application of traction and casts. * Evaluates orthopedic soft goods such as cervical collars, immobilizers, and cast materials; makes recommendations for purchase and use. * Initiates prevention of iatrogenic complications with orthopedic equipment. * Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. * Performs dressing change and removal of sutures, staples, Steinmann pins, and kwires. * Performs other duties as assigned. * Processes charges for orthopedic equipment and inventories orthopedic equipment. Maintains and stocks orthopedic equipment including the traction cart. * Reviews X-rays and X-ray reports. In collaboration with physician, provides appropriate orthopedic technical care. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Keywords: MedStar Health, Baltimore , Orthopedic Technician, Professions , Baltimore, Maryland

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