At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Orthopedic Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Operating Room Orthopedic Technician will be responsible for:
Applying immobilization materials and devices to patients on designated unit/service according to physician and/or nursing orders and specifications. Preparing, applying and removing casts, setting up traction equipment and performing other related treatment modalities. Evaluating and adjusting sizes, materials and/or equipment settings as necessary to meet specific patient needs and treatment objectives.
Explaining procedures and providing instruction on care and use of immobilization supplies and equipment to patients, families and/or caregivers. Establishing supportive relationship with patients and families, identifying specific needs and incorporating into patient care as appropriate.
Maintaining equipment and supply inventory within assigned work area. Performing routine equipment cleaning and maintenance and reporting items in need of repair. Ordering and restocking standard supplies according to established par levels. Assisting supervisor in monitoring expenses and compiling related information for budget preparation.
Monitoring and maintaining daily operations of assigned work area. Monitoring work volume and patient flow, organizing and prioritizing workload to meet established schedules and patient care requirements. Maintaining communication with physicians, nursing staff and other health care providers in order to determine daily priorities, resolve problems, discuss and review specific patient treatments and other related matters.
Performing patient care activities related to specific needs of assigned unit/service.
Maintaining knowledge of current occupational methods, practices and techniques through participation in professional organizations and attendance at inservice and continuing education programs. Participating in orientation of new staff and providing instruction on patient immobilization issues and techniques as requested.
Maintaining safety of work environment.
To qualify, you must have:
High School degree.
Six (6) months experience in a medical field/environment or as a military medic. One (1) year of Orthopedic Tech experience preferred.
Higher educational degree/training may substitute for experience.
Ability to interact with patients and families in a compassionate manner, demonstrating empathy, sensitivity, and patience.
Ability to communicate effectively, organize and express ideas clearly, use appropriate and efficient methods for conveying accurate information.
Ability to learn and build knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
Ability to obtain expertise in the appropriate use of a variety of materials and equipment.
This is a day position, which includes call. (Daily schedule may vary)
This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.