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Orthopedics Technician - On Call, Gaithersburg Medical Office

Location: Gaithersburg, MD Job Number: 724598 Date posted: 08/07/2018
Description: Assists orthopedic provider to apply, adjust, and remove casts, splints, slings, and orthopedic appliances. Maintains materials and supplies needed to perform orthopedic procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Performs patient care procedures including care of wounds, removal of sutures, preparation of traction pins, and assistance to provider with their insertion.

  • Applies and adjusts casts, slings, and related orthopedic appliances as directed and under general supervision of an orthopedic provider; may apply splints as a first aid measure before evaluation.

  • Operates a fluoroscan to obtain patient x-rays as directed and under general supervision of an orthopedic provider only if holder of a limited radiology technologist certificate.

  • Removes casts or appliances as directed.

  • Responds to patient reports of swelling, pain, and related concerns and refers to provider as appropriate.

  • Teaches patients how to move with casts. Instructs patients regarding movement and exercise, walking with crutches, care of cast, etc. according to nursing practice protocols.

  • Assists patients to and from the clinical area as necessary.

  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments.

  • Orders, stocks, and maintains tools, equipment, and supplies used in orthopedic department.

  • Answers telephone, makes appointments, and provides administrative support in orthopedic department.

  • Performs other related duties as directed.

  • Communicates relevant patient information to the provider and healthcare team to ensure effective care flow.

  • The Orthopedic Technician will primarily support our fast paced Orthopedics & Podiatry departments. Occassional required travel to other DSCM KP locations as needed.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of experience as an orthopedic cast technician, OR completion of a training course as a medical corpsman, OR completion of the Kaiser Permanente sponsored cross training program with successful documented demonstration of identified competencies required.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
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  • BLS certification required (AHA).
  • Certified as a Nursing Assistant in the state of Maryland required.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Annual training in radiation safety required.
  • Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.
  • In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certification as an orthopedic technician preferred.
  • Minimum one year of previous casting experience for all ages preferred.
  • Current ORT certification and MD CNA certification preferred.
  • Must possess positive communication and strong people/team skills.

    Primary Location: Maryland,Gaithersburg,Gaithersburg Medical Office 655 Watkins Mill Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Variable Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Podiatry/Orthopedics Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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