Orthopedic Technician, Sr

 
Position: Orthopedic Technician, Sr

Job ID: 150914

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 Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); 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, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.  

Summary:

We are searching for an Orthopedic Technician - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you will provide excellent customer service and assist the patient care team by providing casting and medical assistance to the licensed providers for patient’s scheduled clinic visits. Lastly, you will provide operational assistance, ensuring and coordinating the intake and rooming of patients to effectively manage the patient visit cycle time.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Provides casting assistance to all members of the orthopedic and sports medicine team
  • Promotes customer service, patient safety, communication, and interaction in the clinic
  • Initiates and supports patient flow in the clinic by screening patients and placing them in an exam room
  • Identifies abnormal vital signs and reports to the clinic RN, MD, NP or PA.
  • Receives page/notification of patient’s arrival and ready to room status from tracking system
  • Prioritizes patients to be roomed based on appointment and arrival times and other clinic protocol
  • Assists with the preparation of equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination, and testing
  • Uses the appointment scheduling system to review and prepare for the next day’s clinic volume
  • Stocks rooms daily with necessary clinical supplies, forms, and office supplies. Discards expired stock
  • Labels all opened supplies appropriately with received date, date opened, and expiration date


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Minimum of three years of experience doing basic casting, splinting, and hardware maintenance is required
  • Some college is preferred
  • Pediatric experience preferred
  • Ability to do basic casting, splinting, and hardware maintenance is strongly preferred
  • Must have knowledge of development stages in pediatric patients, nursing/medical assistant patient care tasks, the managed care industry, related medical terminology and customer service concepts


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