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Children's Hospital Boston Orthopedic Technician I in Boston, Massachusetts

59371BRTitle:Orthopedic Technician IDepartment:Orthopedics - Sports MedicineAutoReqId:59371BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:ClinicalJob Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

The Orthopedic Tech 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.

  • 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 in-service 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 position is based in either Boston or Waltham, with potential for coverage needed in our Peabody and/or Weymouth satellites *

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs

BCH 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.

BCH 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.

Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular