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Orthopedic Technician I - NRV (Christiansburg, VA, US, 24073)

Company: Carilion Clinic
Location: Christiansburg
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary Performs a variety of tasks associated with the application, management and removal of orthopedic casts, splints, and braces as directed by the physician/ physician's assistant. Functions under the direction of the physician, physician's assistant, RN or LPN and Orthopedic Technologist II. Assists the physicians and other staff with the coordination and practice of patient care delegated and in accordance with the institutional standards of practice. Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development to appropriately care for patients served. Is an entry level position to broaden knowledge scope to prepare for certification and advancement to an Orthopedic Technician II. -

  • Assists physicians and staff in delivery of direct medical care in a high volume, clinical setting.
  • Applies and removes orthopedic castings, splints, braces, and ace wraps per physician / physician's assistant orders.
  • Applies steri-strips or dermabond and performs basic dressing changes per physician/ physician's assistant's order.
  • Performs patient/family education to include: casting care, follow up, wound care, removal of splints per physician/physician's assistant direction and alterations in activities of daily living required to enhance casting therapy. Documents education provided and patient's level of understanding.
  • Performs patient triage per Hospital Based Physician Practices policy.
  • Helps maintain orthopedic supplies with emphasis on unit usage and cost containment. Ensures accurate and timely communication of supply usage for inventory purposes.
  • Accurately documents patient care and education, as well as following guidelines for charging/billing process for DME.
  • Understanding of the theory and application of skin skeletal traction - Minimum Qualifications Education: High school diploma or equivalent education required. Commitment to work toward national certification in orthopedic technology required. Completion of basic medical terminology course and basic skeletal anatomy, provided by Carilion Clinic. Experience: 1 year experience in direct patient care required. Direct patient care in orthopedics preferred. Licensure/Certification: AHA BLS-HCP required upon hire or must be able to acquire within 6 months of employment. Other: Effective interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills required.Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position. Must be able to meet essential job functions. After 30 months, required to obtain Certification from the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists (NBCOT) or equivalent certification required. About Carilion This is Carilion Clinic ... An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious. Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us. Requisition Number: 128227 - Employment Status: Full time - Location: Carilion Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery - New River Valley (Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences) - Shift: Day - Shift Details: Monday thru Friday Recruiter: EMILY F ALLEN - Recruiter Phone: - Recruiter Email: For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Keywords: Carilion Clinic, Roanoke , Orthopedic Technician I - NRV (Christiansburg, VA, US, 24073), Professions , Christiansburg, Virginia

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