Yale New Haven Health System

PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC TECH

US-CT-Norwalk
Job ID
62968
Department
CHILDRENS SPECIALTY CTR NORWAL
Category
TECHNOLOGISTS & TECHNICIANS
Position Type
Part Time Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
24
Work Schedule
DAYS
Work Days
MON-FRI
Work Hours
THREE 8 HOUR SHIFTS
Work Shift
DAYS AND HOURS WILL VARY TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE CLINIC. POSITION ROTATES BETWEEN THE NORWALK AND GREENWICH SITES.
Requisition ID
2017-16241

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Under the supervision of the PSM and under the direction of the registered nurse, performs specific duties and supports patient care in the Pediatric Specialty Centers. Examples of duties include: cast application, assisting with procedures, direct and indirect patient care activities that are essential to providing high quality, efficient, care. Contributing to efficient flow of operations, collaborating with all members of the multidisciplinary team and departments.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Under the direction of the Registered Nurse
    • 1.1 Greets and escorts the patient and family to the examination room, cast room, or other clinical area, to begin the outpatient visit.
  • 2. Under the direction of the Physician/LIP or registered nurse performs technical procedures
    • 2.1 Applies or removes casts and performs miscellaneous casting procedures, ensuring and order by MD/LIP to support care
  • 3. Participates in educational and team related activities to ensure competency and high quality care delivery
    • 3.1 Completes all mandatory education for YNHH, and role
  • 4. Supports the environment of Care and Operational support for the clinic
    • 4.1 Follows up and reports any malfunctioning equipment as per policy for site, including communication to manager for any outstanding issues

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

high school education or GED, certification in orthopedic technician, Medical Assistant Certification will be considered if experience in an orthopedics.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

At least 2 years of orthopedic inpatient or outpatient experience, including pediatrics

 

LICENSURE

 

orthopedic tech or MA certification

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

must have knowledge of anatomy & skeletal structure, including experience with cast application (techniques and methods)

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Requires good manual dexterity, ability to use power equipment, assist with lifting, transferring, or mobilizing patients. Requires standing and walking throughout the day and use of good body mechanics

 

Additional Information

CERTIFICATION IN ORTHOPEDIC TECHNICIAN OR MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION WITH EXPERIENCE IN ORTHOPEDICS. MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF ANATOMY & SKELETAL STRUCTURE, INCLUDING EXPERIENCE WITH CAST APPLICATION (TECHNIQUES AND METHODS)

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