01 Sep
Orthopaedic Tech - Orthopaedics Burr Ridge
Illinois, Maywood , 60153 Maywood USA

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Rotating ShiftDescription:Position Summary: The Orthopaedic Technologist works under the direction of the unit manager, physicians and nursing professionals in the application and removal of specific orthopaedic casts, soft goods and braces. Performs a wide variety of services as a member of the patient care team in the treatment and care of patients including advanced, technical patient care procedures and general patient procedures. Assists with tasks which support the unit in order to maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment.Required: At one year of previouscasting experience Position Responsibilities:Performs application of specific casts: Upper Extremities - short arm, long arm and sugar tong. Lower Extremities - short leg walking (neutral 90, dorsiflex 90 and above and plantar flex 45), long leg walking, cylinder, hip spica (unilateral and bilateral), stump (below knee and above knee), body (risser and under arm risser), splints (posterior arm and posterior leg). Percent of specific job duties will vary based on scheduled physicians and their specialties.

Performs applications of braces: Hinged knee brace, tibal fracture, stat limbs, hip adduction, AFO's, ankle braces and milwaukee brace. Percent of specific job duties will vary based on scheduled physicians and their specialties

Performs application of soft goods: Shoulder immobilizer, cervical collar, clavicle, arm slings, knee immobilizer, cartilage knee support, knee cap, ankle lacing, bunion splints, wrist splints, orthotics (foot), impressions for orthotic and pavlik harness. Percent of specific job duties will vary based on scheduled physicians and their specialties.

Performs applications of pressure dressings: Ace wrap, unna boot (application and removal), ted application, ted measurements, webrol wrap, stump socks, moleskin, reston and splint modification. Percent of specific job duties will vary based on scheduled physicians and their specialties.

Assist in Gait teaching: Cane, walker, crutches (swing through, non-weight bearing, 2 point gait, 3 point gait, 4 point gait, up form chair, sitting in chair and Up and Down stairs. Percent of specific job duties will vary based on scheduled physicians and their specialties.

Demonstrate care of external fixtures: Upper, lower (pin care and skin care). Percent of specific job duties will vary based on scheduled physicians and their specialties.

Coordinates and organizes plaster materials: Plaster, light, cellamin (waterproof), zoroc and elastoplast. Percent of specific job duties will vary based on scheduled physicians and their specialties.

Removal of cast and other orthopaedic appliances: Records in chart in progress notes skin condition post cast removals, cleanses the extremity involved with soap and water and alerts registered nurse that sutures or staples must be removed. Percent of specific job duties will vary based on scheduled physicians and their specialties.

Position Requirements: Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma plus training acquired through work experience or educationMinimum Experience Required: NoneLicensure/Certifications Required: CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) required, Certified Orthopaedic Technologist Program preferred.Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.


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