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Orthopedic Technician

Company: Virginia Hospital Center
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Orthopedic TechnicianThe Orthopedic Technician is responsible for providing and applying specialized equipment to patients, assisting physicians in the implementing of orthopedic procedures, maintaining orthopedic equipment in good working order, and for assisting in teaching traction and casting techniques when indicated.Come join a hospital dedicated to you and your career!VHC Health is a 453-bed nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 10th year in a row and VHC has ranked Number 2 in "Best Hospitals" in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report's rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.Qualifications:High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred.One year of related experience preferred.Responsibilities:Demonstrates proper application of all equipment. Explains use of equipment to patients and when indicated, to family members. Makes regular rounds, checking on patient's condition and tolerance to traction equipment. Recognizes the potential for skin breakdown in the geriatric patient. Uses protective padding to maintain patient's skin integrity.Assists both professional staff and other technicians in understanding the use of traction equipment. Serves as an effective resource to all staff when requested.Documents all traction applications and/or adjustments in the patient's chart. Assists Physicians with traction application as requested. Applies or removes casts following instructions of the Physician. Inspects casts for signs of deterioration.Instructs patients and staff in routine cast care. Reports patient's tolerance to traction equipment to nursing staff.Initiates charges, makes frequent rounds and documents chares on a daily basis. Provides accurate and complete charges.Supports department by implementing cost containment and revenue gathering activities.Reports equipment malfunction or loss to Traction Manager immediately.Keeps traction room, cast room and traction cart fully stocked at all times.Performs routine cleaning, utilizing standard precautions.Anticipates the need for additional equipment and reports need to Traction Manager. Assures that discontinued equipment is cleared from patient's room, cleaned and is ready for use as soon as possible.Informs Traction Manager, OR Coordinator and CDN of concerns and events. Responds to requests from Nursing Supervisor or Nursing Staff as soon as requested. Requests supervision for any procedure not fully understood.Benefits:Team members are eligible to receive benefits on the first day of the month following the date of hire, with 30 days to apply for benefits of choice.Paid Major HolidaysGenerous Paid Time Off / Vacation / Sick TimeHealth InsuranceDental InsuranceTuition ReimbursementStudent Loan RepaymentCareer Counseling, Leadership Development and TrainingAnnual Merit Review and Merit IncreasesEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)Health Savings Account (HSA)Health Fitness & Education Class DiscountsEmployee Wellness BenefitsHospital Discount for Employees and FamilyVHC Health Outpatient PharmacyVHC Retirement ProgramWorkforce Enhancement ProgramWork/Life Discounts ProgramFree onsite parkingCommuter BenefitsFamily Leave401(k) + Matchand much more!

Keywords: Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington , Orthopedic Technician, Healthcare , Arlington, Virginia

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