Orthopedic Technician - Clinic-Peds-Sunnyvale 2B (1.0 FTE, Days)
The Orthopedic Technician is accountable to and evaluated by the Patient Care Manager (or designee) forthe Surgical or Orthopedic Unit, in collaboration with appropriate nursing personnel. Support their respective clinical area as it relates to orthopedic procedures, treatment and care.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
Acts as a consultant on orthopedic procedures and policies.
As necessary, accurately sets up traction and maintains traction beds.
Carries out all responsibilities in a pleasant, courteous and cooperative manner.
Conducts all communication (verbal and written) in an effective, accurate, courteous manner.
Contributes in a positive manner to the unit, department and hospital goals.
Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.
Effectively maintains and manages their respective clinical area and performs required duties on a daily basis.
Establishes and facilitates appropriate working relationships between the orthopedic area and work areas of the Hospital (nursing units, ED, OR, Clinic).
Follows unit and departmental guidelines related to staffing and scheduling.
Initiates problem-solving techniques on a timely basis.
Maintains adequate inventory of materials and equipment
Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Experience: Six (6) months of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations
Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus
Ability to solve problems and identify solutions
Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job
Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes
Equal Opportunity Employer