1.Delivers various types of orthopedic equipment, soft goods and other clinical support equipment to patient care areas.
2.Conducts assigned daily rounds to verify usage and proper functioning of orthopedic support equipment.
3.Verifies charges for equipment used and services rendered through kardex andcomputer confirmation.
4.Assists physicians in the performance of orthopedic procedures in the cast rooms, Operating and Emergency Room, MedSTAR and nursing units, including splinting, cast bracing/application, removal and wedging.
5.Assists the nursing staff with the placement and operation of various orthopedic soft goods, i.e. collars, braces, slings, sacro-lumbar supports, etc.
6.Sets-up various types of orthopedic traction, as per physician’s orders, e.g. bucks, pelvic, cervical, arm and burn traction, etc.
7.Instructs patient regarding simple exercises, cast care, and use of crutches.
8.Cleans equipment and devices according to department standards and specifications.
9.Assists with periodic inventory inspections and advises Lead Orthopedic Technician or management of stock level shortages.
10.May assist with the orientation and training of new employees, as required.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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