Senior Orthopedic Technician (multiple positions)

 
Position: Senior Orthopedic Technician (multiple positions)

Job ID: 137456

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Orthopedic Surgery Clinic

Talent Area: Radiology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

Summary:

Texas Children’s Hospital is the largest free-standing pediatric hospital in the country, ranking #4 on the US News & World Report, and consistently rated as one of the Best Places to Work in Houston. It is an exciting time for our Orthopedics division; we are expanding and looking for motivated Orthopedic Technicians who can provide high-quality, team-based, patient-centered care in our ambulatory clinics.

Our next Senior Orthopedic Technician will be someone who can thrive in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position you’ll provide orthopedic support services to patients presenting to the emergency center with orthopedic conditions.



Responsibilities :

  • Spends a minimum of 90% of clinical time providing direct, face-to-face patient care in the application of casts/splints and performance of basic hardware maintenance, as directed by a physician or registered nurse.
  • Instructing patients and families in care of immobilization materials.
  • Maintaining equipment and supply inventory, monitoring related expenses and prioritizing daily work load within assigned work area.
  • Work with physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, and medical assistants to meet the needs of each patient and family by acting as a flexible, hands-on member of our care team
  • Engaging in the patient’s visit from Check-In to Check-Out to create the best outcomes and experience
  • Reliable transportation to the various off-site locations.*

*This position may work in the Physician Assistant Fracture Clinics which are located at the Main Campus, Cy-Fair, Clear Lake, Sugarland, Kingwood, and the Woodlands.

 



Qualifications:

To qualify, you must have:

  • A high school diploma and one to two years of previous experience; ideally as an Orthopedic Technician.
  • Completion of a Certificate Program or an Associate's degree in Orthopedic Technology strongly preferred. 

Consideration will also be given to medical assistants who are wanting to learn casting skills and orthopedic procedures.  These candidates will need to have a strong background in medical assisting preferably with pediatric and/or orthopedic specialties. 



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