Orthopedic Assistant- FULL TIME DAYS- $2500 Sign On Bonus: MPG - Orthopedics
Memorial Healthcare System

Hollywood, Florida

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Summary:
Under the supervision of a physician, physician assistant or registered nurse, provides patient care to orthopedic patients.

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Detailed responsibilities:
• Performs routine orthopedic procedures, including fitting, applying and removing casts, splints, bandages, braces, walkers, crutches, traction, pin/suture removal, and assists with reductions.
• Provides education to patients and their families on their injuries and use of casts, splints, crutches, and other orthopedic devices.
• Assist physician with orthopedic surgical procedures and/or with orthopedic procedures.
• Maintains stock of orthopedic equipment and supplies.
• Obtain vitals.
• Provide wound care and wound care education.
• Ortho Assistant order X-Rays based on the treatment plan by the physicians documentations.
• Obtains all results and/or outside images and reports at intake and downloads into Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Competencies and skills:
Essential:
• STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
• CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
• ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
• RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
• PATIENT SAFETY - NURSING: Complies with and ensures patient safety practices in the clinical setting.
• ASSESSMENT- PATIENTS: Assesses patient and reviews patient's medical record to formulate an individualized nursing plan of care.
• PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"
• KNOWLEDGE OF DISEASE PROCESS: Applies knowledge of practices and interventions for specific populations with specific conditions.

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Education:
Essential:
• Accredited Program

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Credentials:
Essential:
• BLS Certification

Education equivalent experience:
Essential:
• Can be graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program or have six (6) months of patient care experience or six (6) months experience as an orthopedic assistant, and/or Medical Assistant.

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Other information:
Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Work Experience: Can be graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program or have six (6) months of patient care experience or six (6) months experience as an orthopedic assistant, and/or Medical Assistant.

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Working conditions:
Essential:
• Bending and Stooping ; ; ; 60.00%
• Keyboard Entry ; ; ; 60.00%
• Kneeling ; ; ; 60.00%
• Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater ; ; ; 40.00%
• Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient ; ; ; 60.00%
• Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient ; ; ; 40.00%
• Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient ; ; ; 60.00%
• Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient ; ; ; 60.00%
• Pushing or Pulling > 75 lbs Non-Patient ; ; ; 40.00%
• Reaching ; ; ; 60.00%
• Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm ; ; ; 60.00%
• Sitting ; ; ; 40.00%
• Squatting ; ; ; 60.00%
• Standing ; ; ; 60.00%
• Walking ; ; ; 60.00%
• Audible Speech ; ; ; 60.00%
• Hearing Acuity ; ; ; 60.00%
• Depth Perception ; ; ; 60.00%
• Distinguish Color ; ; ; 60.00%
• Seeing - Far ; ; ; 60.00%
• Seeing - Near ; ; ; 60.00%
• Bio hazardous Waste ; ; ; 60.00%
• Biological Hazards - Respiratory ; ; ; 60.00%
• Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion ; ; ; 60.00%
• Blood and/or Bodily Fluids ; ; ; 60.00%
• Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens ; ; ; 60.00%
• Dust ; ; ; 60.00%
• Gas/Vapors/Fumes ; ; ; 60.00%
• Computer Monitor ; ; ; 60.00%
• Moving Mechanical Parts ; ; ; 40.00%
• Needles/Sharp Objects ; ; ; 60.00%
• Potential for Physical Assault ; ; ; 20.00%
• Wet or Slippery Surfaces ; ; ; 40.00%

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Organizational Profile:
Since the opening of the one-story, 100-bed Memorial Hospital in 1953, the South Florida community has benefited from caring and compassionate healthcare at Memorial Regional Hospital. Today, with 553 beds and as the flagship facility of Memorial Healthcare System, Memorial Regional Hospital is one of Florida's largest and most sophisticated hospitals, offering leading-edge care and technologies. Services include:

  • Medical and Surgical Services
  • Emergency Room and Level I Trauma Center
  • Memorial Cancer Institute
  • Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute
  • Memorial Neuroscience Institute
  • The Family Birthplace
  • Women's Services
  • Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
We are also home to a team of dedicated professionals, all of whom deliver nationally recognized, award-winning care. Memorial Regional Hospital has received Press Ganey's Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction (Inpatient Behavioral Health) for three consecutive years, has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, and for the last seven years has received the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.


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