As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.Harborview Medical Center's Orthopedic Trauma, Hand, Foot & Ankle Institute has an outstanding opportunity for a 100% FULL-TIME Orthopaedic Technician II. Patient Care Delivery
Triage charts for scheduled patients in advance of appointment for diagnostic to be completed on day of clinic appointment to include completion of writing new x-ray request if appropriate. Pend imaging orders per clinical protocol.
Obtain and document patient vital signs. Communicate with the RN if appropriate, for social, medical or educational concerns.
Anticipates arrival of scheduled patients and completes intake tasks promptly.
Monitors room lights, flags or other signals for indications of necessary patient care.
Identify the paperwork requirements for the visit and communicate those needs with provider or appropriate staff. Fill out the paperwork as completely as possible for example: return to work, physical therapy, prescription(s), and nursing home forms.
Determine the supplies and equipment needed for the patient visit.
Ensure a signed physician order is completed before submitting the patient for an x-ray, remove and apply casts and/or splints, remove sutures as per established clinic orders.
Complete tests as ordered by the provider including but not limited to venipunctures, specimen collection, ECG testing, orthostatic BP measurements.
Apply, repair, remove and mend cast and appliances for clinic patients and document these procedures in the patient's medical record as per established clinic protocols. Provide patient teaching as appropriate and document teaching in the electronic medical record.
Assess and evaluate cast problems.
Provides patient education regarding cast care and mobility. Also makes post visit phone call for quality assurance.
Set-up and assist orthopedic surgeon for minor procedure(s) to include pin and/or screw removal with use of fluroscan as per established clinic protocols. Provide patient teaching as appropriate and document teaching/care in the electronic medical record.
Coordinate with other clinic and/or intradepartmental staff to ensure a smooth clinic flow.
Make return to clinic appointment for patient(s) per established scheduling protocols and as needed coordinate transportation for the patient.
Completes in-patient casting per order as needed
Monitors patient flow throughout the clinic to assure efficient clinic operations.
Other duties as assigned by Charge RN, Assistant Nurse Manager or Clinic Manager.Clinic Operations
Maintain a safe working environment in the exam rooms, cast room, and the clinic.
Order Durable Medical Supplies (DME) and maintain inventory and stock per established clinic protocols.
Participate in quality control checks and environment of care rounds.
Maintain supplies in the exam rooms and cast room. Maintain the cleanliness and tidiness of work rooms, and clean and dirty utility rooms.
Understand role in an emergency.
Assist in the orientation of new staff.
Use computer resources as appropriate in connection with the administration of patient care.
Use supplies in a cost-effective manner and assist with the management of clinic resources.
Follow HIPPA regulations to insure privacy and appropriate sharing of patient information.Job specific competencies
Complete annual skills competencies for the orthopedic technologist II/medical assistant and as required by the organization and department.
Participates in continuing education and training to keep skills and knowledge up to date.
Demonstrates knowledge of computer skills to include Epic Care, ORCA, EPIC WEB and MINDSCAPE.
Demonstrate competency in adjusting work habits to meet age requirement of the patient population from pediatric patient to seniors.
Demonstrates the ability to organize and prioritize daily workload in an efficient and effective manner
Demonstrates the ability to provide clear, comprehensive and timely communication to support patient care both verbally and in writing.Teamwork
Participate in staff meeting, clinic process improvement projects and team building exercise.
Provide education and support to coworkers.
Provide constructive feedback to coworkers to assist with the provision of patient care.
Proactively offer assistance to coworkers.
Communicate with coworkers in the delivery of patient care.
Proactively communicates with supervisors and staff about potential safety concerns.
Demonstrated professionalism and courteous behavior to patient, coworkers, and staff from all departments.
Demonstrate commitment to promoting quality of care and service.
Willingness and ability to develop and maintain successful interpersonal relationships with all staff and physicians.Flexibility
Performs other duties as assigned.
Willingness to cross train to other positions.
Ability to perform tasks in multiple sites: Inpatient, OR, ER.
Ability to address multiple work priorities under the stress of a busy clinic.As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.