General Summary: An orthopedic technician assists with the care and treatment of orthopedic patients
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Adheres to and supports the mission, purpose, philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of Tenet Physician Resources.
Adheres to the Tenet HIPAA Compliance Plan and the Privacy Standards Confidentiality Agreement.
Demonstrates support for the Tenet Corporate Compliance Program by being knowledgeable of compliance responsibilities as expressed in the Code of Conduct; adhering to federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and corporate policies and procedures policies that affect his/her specific job functions/responsibilities; and reporting compliance issues/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner.
Assists in the care of patients by fitting and applying pre-operative braces, crutches and other soft goods
Prepare and apply casts and orthopedic appliances
Prepare patients for all testing procedures.
Assisting with orthopedic procedures, including but not limited to: wound care, aspirations, minor surgical procedures and fracture reductions.
Maintains a clean, orderly and safe environment for patients and visitors. This includes cleaning, sterilizing, and storing instruments in accordance with practice policies.
Properly complete patient routing slips and charge tickets with all appropriate CPT codes and corresponding ICD codes.
Complies with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, and other hazardous substances.
Demonstrates responsibility for professionalism, personal growth and development including projecting a positive attitude toward the operation, completing assignments in a timely and cost efficient manner, accepting and responding to positive criticism.
Observe radiation safety and OSHA guidelines.
Inventory, order and maintain all departmental supplies at defined inventory levels.
Assist with additional responsibilities as needed.
Education: Graduate of an approved school of nuclear medicine and registered or registry-eligible as Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
Certification: Orthopedic Technician Certification from the National Board for Certification on Orthopedic Technicians preferred. CPR certification.
Experience: Work requires a level knowledge of patient care methods, procedures and techniques. One year experience in orthopedic setting
Other Requirements: None
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology and expertise in the different materials and equipment involved in casts, splints and braces
Knowledge of using medical equipment including stethoscope, scales, and blood pressure cuff, etc.
Knowledge of Electronic Health Systems.
Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT codes.
Knowledge of the policies and procedures of a clinic sufficient to provide effective patient care.
Skill in multi-tasking.
Skill in customer service.
Skill in computer hardware and software use.
Skill in verbal and written communication.
Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives.
Skill in analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, policy-making bodies, third-party venders, patients, and the public.
Skill in organizing work, making assignments, and achieving goals and objectives.
Skill in exercising judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting, and coordinating departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to multi-task, manage details and organize efficiently and effectively.
Ability to read, interpret, and apply policies and procedures.
Ability to set priorities among multiple requests.
Ability to interact with patients, medical and administrative staff, and the public effectively.
Ability to use EMR, other relevant computer hardware and software, telephone, copier, fax machine and other standard medical office equipment.
Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Primary Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Facility: Staff Abrazo Medical Group
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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