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Banner Health Senior Pediatrics Orthopedic Cast Technician in Glendale, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Glendale, Arizona

Department Name:

BTMC Pediatric Ortho Surg

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Clinical Care

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Banner Children's Specialists Orthopedic , offers children complete, multidisciplinary care for all major orthopedic conditions. We care for children throughout the Southwest and treat some of the most challenging orthopedic problems children face today. Our team will carefully evaluate children's X-rays and MRIs and explain possible surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Families can be certain that their child will receive comprehensive and compassionate care from our entire team.

As a Senior Pediatric Orthopedic Technologist , you'll have the opportunity to combine your love of patient care with your ability to rally and motivate a team. You'll work closely with new ortho techs and help set them up for success as well as provide coaching for existing techs. You'll work directly with physicians and provide hand's on patient support. You'll be able to use your experiences with applications of casts, splints, DME, dressing, removal of sutures/staples and ordering of procedures. This opportunity is full-time, 40hrs wk., Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm.

At Banner Medical Group, you'll have the opportunity to perform a critical role in the community where you practice. Banner Medical Group provides both primary and specialty care throughout the communities in which Banner Health operates. We do this in a variety of settings - from smaller group practices like our Banner Health Clinics in Colorado and Wyoming, to large multi-specialty Banner Health Centers in the metropolitan Phoenix area. We currently have more than 1,000 physicians and more than 3,500 total employees in our group and are seeking others to enhance our ability to deliver our nonprofit mission of providing excellent patient care.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position assists with the development of education/training materials, conducts and coordinates training and development of MA Casting Techs and Orthopedic Technologists. Conducts new hire training, department specific orientation and initial training for work tasks and functions. Responsible for assisting providers in delivering medical care, as well as implementing and evaluating direct patient care. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment and skills necessary to provide appropriate patient care. This position functions with limited supervision and is responsible for all aspects of the patient experience. Interacts with all levels of staff in a variety of departments, physicians, patients/clients, families and external contacts, such as vendors and employees of other health care institutions.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Assesses and identifies skills, competencies and areas of learning and instruction needed for new hires, staff and department management. Assists with the development of education and training within specified area in collaboration with clinical services and education team, which may include preparation of related educational materials.

  2. Plans and coordinates the orientation programs for new hires to provide an introduction to the department and facility, to define employment expectations and standards, to provide prerequisite knowledge required, and to train in the basic job skills.

  3. Develops and maintains an education calendar and individual continuing education and orientation record for each member of the assigned work group. Develops and conducts programs with educational materials, procedures and exercises that are task/function specific using a variety of learning and evaluation strategies for all staff.

  4. Provides for onsite support of trainees and acts as a knowledge resource for all staff. May indirectly supervise Orthopedic Technologists.

  5. Applies, adjusts and removes casts, splints, immobilization devices and traction. Removes sutures, staples, pins and wires; changes dressings and cares for wounds. Measures and fits patients for braces and other orthopedic devices. Educates patients about various orthopedic conditions.

  6. Assists physician in reduction of fractures and dislocations. Assists with and performs the removal of orthopedic hardware. Able to interpret most types of orthopedic fractures and dislocations on x-ray films.

  7. Assists providers with examinations, including obtaining medical history and vitals, draw up injections, and taking necessary measurements. Instructs patient in pre- and post-operative care, proper care of casts and splints, and crutch training. Documents all information into the patient records system accurately and completely to ensure maximum reimbursement.

  8. Provides administrative support in orthopedic department when needed. Orders, tracks and maintains product inventory. Replenishes and disperses supplies within the exam rooms to ensure all rooms are appropriately stocked and readily accessible. Maintains a clean, functional environment including cleaning and disinfection of equipment, exam rooms and storage areas. Performs basic maintenance of equipment and coordinates needed maintenance for prompt repairs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Current BLS certification.

Current Registered Orthopedic Technologist (ROT) certification.

Requires knowledge of medical terminology, insurance processes, and general billing/coding processes as typically obtained through five years experience as an orthopedic technologist in a hospital or physician practice environment. Requires strong computer skills, including the ability to work with medical software. Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Requires the ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Previous teaching/training experience preferred.

Current certification as an Orthopedic Technologist by the National Board of Certification for Orthopedic Technologists (NBCOT).

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability

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