1. Performs routine orthopedic procedures, including fitting, applying and removing casts, splints, bandages, braces, walkers, crutches, and traction.
2. Provides education to patients and their families on their injuries and use of casts, splints, crutches, and other orthopedic devices.
3. May assist physician with orthopedic surgical procedures and/or with orthopedic procedures.
4. Maintains stock of orthopedic equipment and supplies.
Education: Graduate of an accredited Medical or Orthopedic Assistant program.
Licensure, Certification and Registration: Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
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.
Memorial Physician Group
Many Minds. One Group.
Memorial Physician Group, a network of more than 180 highly skilled Memorial Healthcare System-employed physicians, provides leading-edge patient- and family-centered care that's close to home. Our growing multi-specialty practice comprises nationally recognized medical professionals across 43 adult and pediatric specialties and sub-specialties who focus on quality, safety, service and value. We care for patients in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, meaning medical professionals from varying disciplines work side by side with a goal of providing the best possible outcomes for patients.
Employment at Memorial Healthcare System is subject to post offer, pre-placement assessment, including drug testing.
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.