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Orthopedic Technician - UT Southwestern Clinical Center Richardson/Plano

Job Number: 528306
Categories: Clinical
Dallas, TX

Department: UTSW Clin CTR Richardson/Plano
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

High School diploma or equivalent plus two (2) years experience as an Orthopedic Technician. Certification as an Orthopedic Technician required.  
the American Medical Technologist Association, and two (2) years of clinical experience in a medical office preferred.   

Job Duties

Escorts or transports patients to exam rooms or treatment rooms or other areas as directed.      
Documents completion of patient care tasks in medical records and reinforces education provided by the physician or nurse seeking assistance from the nurse or physician as appropriate; confirms appropriate patient consent and authorization forms are signed for research and medical treatment.   
Apply,adjust and remove casts; instructs patient in proper care of cast.      
Remove sutures, staples, Steinman pins and K-wires.       
Change dressing and care for wounds.       
Assist Orthopedic Surgeon in reduction of fractures.       
Measure and fit patients  for braces and other orthopedic devices.       
Write standard admitting and pre-op instructions for patients having surgery; instruct patient in pre and post-operative care.      
Assist in making follow up appointments and consultation appointments with other specialists for patients.      
Clean and stock patient exam room and treatment rooms. Order orthopedic equipment and supplies.      
Performs other duties as assigned.       
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions:  a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records. 

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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