DEPARTMENT: Outpatient Department (OPD)

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Lead Orthopaedic Technologist



PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide quality orthopaedic patient/family experiences through collaboration with staff of the OPD, Orthopaedic Division & other hospital departments to improve patient flow and staff efficiency . To assist with applying and removing of casts, splints and bracing products for orthopaedic patients; and to be a resource to the Inpatient, Emergency and Surgical Departments of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents.

·Compliance - Patient Services Staff
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in Compliance efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Patient Care - Age Specific and Culturally Diverse
Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning.
·Environment and Inventory
Display the ability to maintain casting area, check stock and coordinate discrepancies with the central supply/ pyxsis staff. Consistently and accurately capture charges of inventory dispersed through the pyxsis system. Assist with cleaning of patient stations after use, and be aware of potential safety hazards. Remain current in and consistently practice CCHMC blood and body fluid precautions. Performs scheduled, routine safety checks on identified equipment and logs action. Notifies supervisor in a timely manner when issues are identified that require their attention.
·Interdepartmental Duties
Teach and supervise Pediatric and Orthopaedic house staff in the safe and reliable application of orthopaedic appliances through direct patient care, and introductory training courses. Offer excellent care to orthopaedic patients during emergency room visits, during specified times. Be aware of sterile precautions during and after orthopaedic surgical cases. Be available if time permits to assist Orthopaedic staff with in-house patients.
·Growth and Development
Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, collecting data, and providing input to department discussions. Understand, and adhere to the models Core Standards as defined organizationally and specifically within the department. Demonstrate self-motivation to pursue certification in Orthopaedic Technology. Takes responsibility for completing all mandatory CCHMC and departmental activities in a timely manner. Seek guidance or assistance as needed.

Skills & Competencies
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Follow Instructions - Basic
Ability to follow simple, routine instructions
·Knowledge of Field - Basic
Working knowledge of regulations and procedures in the field
·Professional Demeanor
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor
·Sterile Technique
Knowledge of Sterile Technique
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of blood and body fluid precautions; ability to physically apply and remove upper and lower extremity casts

·High School Graduate OR equivalent
·1 year related experience OR Related certification OR Degree in a related field