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Orthopedic Assistant - Peds Ortho, FT-Days, MPG: Division of Orthopedics

Company: Memorial Healthcare System
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Job Description:

Summary:Under the supervision of a physician, physician assistant or registered nurse, provides patient care to orthopedic patients.Detailed responsibilities:* Performs routine orthopedic procedures, including fitting, applying and removing casts, splints, bandages, braces, walkers, crutches, and traction.* Provides education to patients and their families on their injuries and use of casts, splints, crutches, and other orthopedic devices.* May assist physician with orthopedic surgical procedures and/or with orthopedic procedures.* Maintains stock of orthopedic equipment and supplies.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 OF 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.Education:Essential:* Accredited ProgramCredentials:Essential:* BLS CertificationEducation equivalent experience:Essential:* Graduate of an accredited Medical or Orthopedic Assistant or CNA programOther 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: 1 year of experience as an orthopedic assistant or completion of a student rotation.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%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 UnitWe 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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