Orthopedic Technician I

Roanoke, VA, US, 24016

Employment Status:  Full time
Shift:  Day
Facility:  Carilion Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery - Riverside (Institute for Orthopaedics
Requisition Number:  143998

How You’ll Help Transform Healthcare:

Performs a variety of tasks associated with the application, management and removal of orthopedic casts, splints, and braces as directed by the physician/ physician's assistant. Functions under the direction of the physician, physician's assistant, RN or LPN and Orthopedic Technologist II. Assists the physicians and other staff with the coordination and practice of patient care delegated and in accordance with the institutional standards of practice. Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development to appropriately care for patients served. Is an entry level position to broaden knowledge scope to prepare for certification and advancement to an Orthopedic Technician II.

  • Assists physicians and staff in delivery of direct medical care in a high volume, clinical setting.
  • Applies and removes orthopedic castings, splints, braces, and ace wraps per physician / physician's assistant orders.
  • Applies steri-strips or dermabond and performs basic dressing changes per physician/ physician's assistant's order.
  • Performs patient/family education to include: casting care, follow up, wound care, removal of splints per physician/physician's assistant direction and alterations in activities of daily living required to enhance casting therapy. Documents education provided and patient's level of understanding.
  • Performs patient triage per Hospital Based Physician Practices policy.
  • Helps maintain orthopedic supplies with emphasis on unit usage and cost containment. Ensures accurate and timely communication of supply usage for inventory purposes.
  • Accurately documents patient care and education, as well as following guidelines for charging/billing process for DME.
  • Understanding of the theory and application of skin skeletal traction 

What We Require:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent education required. Commitment to work toward national certification in orthopedic technology required. Completion of basic medical terminology course and basic skeletal anatomy, provided by Carilion Clinic.

Experience: 1 year experience in direct patient care required. Direct patient care in orthopedics preferred.

Licensure/Certification: AHA BLS-HCP required upon hire or must be able to acquire within 6 months of employment.

Other: Effective interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills required.Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position. Must be able to meet essential job functions. After 30 months, required to obtain Certification from the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists (NBCOT) or equivalent certification required.

About Carilion

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.


Requisition Number: 143998 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: Carilion Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery - Riverside (Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences) 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Mon- Fri occasional 1/2 day Sat
Recruiter: EMILY F ALLEN 
Recruiter Phone:  
Recruiter Email: efallen@carilionclinic.org
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


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What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

Find more about Carilion Clinic’s benefits by vising our Total Rewards Page.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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