• Orthopedic Technologist

    Job Number
    Banner Desert Medical Center
    Address : Street
    1400 South Dobson Rd
    Address : Location
    Work Schedule
    Position Type
    FT: Full-Time
    Posting Category
    Rehab / Therapy
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    The future is full of possibilities. At Banner Health, we’re excited about what the future holds for health care. That’s why we’re changing the industry to make the experience the best it can be. Our team has come together with the common goal: Make health care easier, so life can be better.  The future of health care starts here. If you’re ready to change lives, we want to hear from you. Apply today.

    Bring your passion for rehab to Banner Desert Medical Center:

    •       425 bed acute care hospital

    •       Level 1 trauma center

    •       Largest Banner facility in Arizona

    •       JCAHO Stroke Certified

    •       Student Affiliations with accredited programs

    o    Unique Programs & Partnerships

    o    Collaboration with Core Orthopedics

    o    Involved in ICU, Trauma, and Neurology rounding


    Join a dynamic and growing organization on the cutting edge of technology.  At Banner Desert we have an outstanding team of physical, occupational and speech therapists with varying levels of experience and education.  You will be part of a dynamic team with daily opportunities for evaluation, recommendations for discharge placement, rehabilitation of a wide variety of patient diagnoses, and work closely with the nursing and medical teams for best practice.   We would love to have you join our team!


    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options, so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.


    About Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
    Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.



    About Banner Health
    Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


    Job Summary

    This position is responsible for assisting providers in delivering medical care, as well as implementing and evaluating direct patient care. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment and skills necessary to provide appropriate patient care.


    Essential Functions

    • Applies, adjusts and removes casts, splints, immobilization devices and traction. Removes sutures, staples, pins and wires; changes dressings and cares for wounds. Measures and fits patients for braces and other orthopedic devices. Educates patients about various orthopedic conditions.


    • Assists physician in reduction of fractures and dislocations. Assists with and performs the removal of orthopedic hardware. Able to interpret most types of orthopedic fractures and dislocations on x-ray films.


    • Performs first and second assist functions during procedures and surgeries under direct supervision of a surgeon. Knowledge of all operating room aseptic techniques, including setting up proper draping and surgical fields. Positions and prepares patient for various orthopedic surgical procedures in operating room; including fracture table setup, patient positioning, and specialized orthopedic instrumentation.


    • Assists providers with examinations, including obtaining medical history and vitals, draw up injections, and taking necessary measurements. Instruct patient in pre and post-operative care, proper care of casts and splints, and crutch training.


    • Documents all information into the patient records system accurately and completely to ensure maximum reimbursement. Obtains all necessary signatures and documentation. Provides administrative support in orthopedic department when needed.


    • Orders, tracks and maintains product inventory. Replenishes and disperses supplies within the exam rooms to ensure all rooms are appropriately stocked and readily accessible.


    • Maintains a clean, functional environment including cleaning and disinfection of equipment, exam rooms and storage areas. Performs basic maintenance of equipment and coordinates needed maintenance for prompt repairs.


    • May supervise and train other non-certified Cast/Orthopedic technologists.



    Minimum Qualifications

    High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

    Current BLS certification. Current Registered Orthopedic Technologist (ROT) certification.

    Requires knowledge of medical terminology, insurance processes, and general billing/coding processes as typically obtained through one year experience in a hospital or physician practice environment. Requires strong computer skills, including the ability to work with medical software. Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Requires the ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Current certification as an Orthopedic Technologist by the National Board of Certification for Orthopedic Technologists (NBCOT).

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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