Orthopedic Technician Job Description

Orthopedic Technician Job Description

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Orthopedic technician provides quality orthopedic care for patients requiring immobilization including: applying, removing, and assessing the need for change of all types of orthopedic casts and immobilization devices, removal of sutures and or staple, and application of DME supplies under the direction of a physician/provider.

Orthopedic Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide assistance to physicians and/or apply orthopedic casts to patients as directed by medical staff personnel
Apply and/or remove braces, splints, artificial limbs and bandages under supervision
Set up frames and traction devices per physicians' orders
Serve as liaison with sales representatives to review and evaluate products
Decontaminate, assembly and sterilization of surgical instruments
Assemble and deliver surgical and interventional procedure case carts
Receive and Distribute of Central Services supplies
Use an electronic handheld ordering device to par, order, and replenish soft supplies in the surgical core
Train Central Services staff
Assign and allocate staffing resources to meet the needs of clinical operations

Orthopedic Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Orthopedic Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, OTC, NBCOT, NAOT, AHA, AED, BCLS, AMA

Education for Orthopedic Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the orthopedic technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Education, Technical, Graduate, Communication, Nursing Assistant, Patient Care, Medical, Department of Education, Military, Technology

Skills for Orthopedic Technician

Desired skills for orthopedic technician include:

Basic aseptic technique and ability to do basic casting
Hardware maintenance
Medical terminology
Applying and removing casts
Standard sterile techniques and principles/methods used in preparing
Orthopedic policies/procedures through training
Skills labs
Anatomy and physiology of bones

Desired experience for orthopedic technician includes:

This position has specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age on a recurring basis
A Criminal History Background Check is required
This position requires a current Basic Life Support (BLS) training and certification from the American Heart Association or Military Training Network
This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment and annual medical examination
This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations
All employees assigned to a military treatment facility are required to be screened for applicable immunizations regardless of series, based on occupational risk, and are subject to missing/required immunizations in accordance with AR 40-562, Chapters 3 & 4

Orthopedic Technician Examples


Orthopedic Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of orthopedic technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for orthopedic technician
  • Completes case requests and orders necessary testing according to protocols
  • Perform duties to assist in activities of daily living such as bathing, ambulating, and nourishment
  • Electronically document information in an accurate, concise and timely manner
  • Maintain a safe environment for patients, families, and co-workers
  • Apply splints, braces, traction, assistive orthopedic devices as ordered by physician and directed by RN
  • Perform comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams, interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures
  • Perform procedures under the supervision of the physician such as but not limited to, digital blocks, and minor outpatient surgical procedures
  • Telephone triage of orthopedic patients with evaluation
  • Prepare, maintain, and ensure confidentiality of patient records and EMR
  • Complete various forms for agencies
Qualifications for orthopedic technician
  • Recruitment or relocation incentives are not authorized
  • Requires at least 2 years of experience as an Orthopedic Techinician
  • EMR/EHR experience preferred, NextGen or Athena experience preferred
  • Certified by NAOT (must maintain certification)
  • Minimum 10 years experience as an orthopedic technologist
  • Minimum 5 years in a pediatric setting

Orthopedic Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an orthopedic technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for orthopedic technician
  • Maintains a clean, safe, environment in patient care areas
  • The flow and retrieval of information
  • Apply, adjust and remove all common orthopedic devices
  • Fit and adjust canes, crutches and walkers and the like, instruct patients on use of these walking aids
  • When appropriate and under the direct supervision of licensed nursing personnel, render some portion of basic nursing care as requested
  • Applies simple casts or splints based on the injury and the prescribed treatment
  • Cleans and stores equipment/tools, including cast saw, plaster trap
  • Transfer patients from room to room, x-ray table, cast table
  • Applies, adjusts, and removes casts, splints, or dressings
  • May assemble and attach orthopedic traction equipment and devices and set up special devices as required
Qualifications for orthopedic technician
  • An Orthopedic Technology degree or
  • A medical assistant program or
  • One full year coursework in allied health or
  • Hand dexterity, hearing and visual acuity to respond to a patient or take direction from a provider, apply and remove casts and other orthopedic devices, adjust equipment, observe and describe patient observations
  • Previous patient care preferred
  • Educate patients on care

Orthopedic Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an orthopedic technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for orthopedic technician
  • Maintains inventory and orders orthopedic medical supplies and/or durable medical equipment
  • May maintain and service surgical instruments by sterilization and packaging
  • Maintains service schedule for equipment
  • May remove staples and sutures
  • Performs surgical preparations for patients prior to joint aspiration, Steinmann pin removal, when warranted
  • Alerts physician of any unusual findings such as blisters, skin break down, infection, after cast/splint is removed
  • Performs venipuncture
  • Applies all A+ (DME) such as splints, slings, walking boots, braces
  • Assume responsibity for for using supplies & equipment economically and reports malfunctions or broken equipment to appropriate person
  • Responsible for logging specimens in log book and ensuring delivery/receipt of specimen to appropriate lab location & staff
Qualifications for orthopedic technician
  • Minimum 2 years of experience preferred but not required
  • Medical Assistant Certification, Casting Technician Certification or Licensed Orthotic Assist Certification preferred but not required
  • Support physician activity
  • Support office activity
  • Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program preferred
  • 1 year of experience in a physician practice setting preferred

Orthopedic Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of orthopedic technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for orthopedic technician
  • Assembles, disassembles, cleans & maintains organization of OR specialty equipment
  • Serves as peer mentor
  • Accurately documents all pertinent details in the electronic health record (EHR) according to established standards and work flows including all pertinent patient interactions as the time of the encounter in the correct EHR note type
  • Perform chart management tasks by obtaining diagnostic reports and reviewing charts for completion
  • Performs other duties as assigned when needed
  • Apply,adjust and remove casts
  • Remove sutures, staples, Steinman pins and K-wires
  • Assist Orthopedic Surgeon in reduction of fractures
  • Measure and fit patients for braces and other orthopedic devices
  • Write standard admitting and pre-op instructions for patients having surgery
Qualifications for orthopedic technician
  • Minimum (3) years’ experience with Surgical Instrumentation in hospital Sterile Processing/Central Services environment
  • Materials management and/or supply chain experience is strongly preferred
  • Certification or Registration through NBCOT (National Board Certified Orthopaedic Technologists) required
  • High school graduate and the equivalent of 40 hours of orthopedic cast and traction instruction
  • One year of experience in assisting orthopedic cases and applying casts/splints preferred
  • Recent, active experience as a Surgical Assistant in the past 24 months may be accepted in lieu of Surgical Technologist certification and/or completion of a Surgical Assistant program

Orthopedic Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an orthopedic technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for orthopedic technician
  • Ability to lead people and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Participates in special projects or completes other duties as assigned
  • Responsible for the decontamination
  • Assists in the record keeping process for all sterilization
  • Monitors and maintains appropriate records to remain compliant with requirements of applicable regulatory agencies
  • Cleans the surgical suite, including equipment to ensure a functional environment on a daily basis
  • Ensure the OR is restocked daily with appropriate and necessary supplies and equipment
  • Supports the clinical practice of the OR team by being proactive in anticipating the needs of the team , instrument trays, power equipment, surgical packs
  • Supports the OSC materiel’s management buyer by working closely with the buyer to procure necessary medical supplies and equipment using the Pathways Materiel Management ordering system and acting as an additional resource to the facility
  • Assists in the procurement of specialized equipment as noted on the surgeon’s booking sheet by contacting the specific equipment representative to secure delivery of equipment and instrumentation in a timely manner
Qualifications for orthopedic technician
  • Ability to describe various orthopaedic conditions based on an understanding of anatomical structures and their relationship with one another
  • Ability to apply, adjust and remove common orthopaedic devices, using standard practice as a guide
  • Knowledge of the proper application of aseptic techniques in dressing change and the removal of sutures or staples
  • Understanding of clinic and environmental safety and precautions
  • Thorough working knowledge of musculoskeletal system
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with principles of aseptic techniques

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