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Orthopaedic Technologist

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 4, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

We are seeking anOrthopaedic Technologist. This position performs ortho tech duties such as applying, adjusting and removing casts splints as well as providing durable medical equipment (DME) coordination for all Ortho outpatient clinics located in unregulated space. Will be responsible for assembling and attaching orthopedic traction equipment. Responsible for applying various orthopedic equipment. Provides care to both adult and pediatric patient populations. Properly positions both adult and pediatric orthopedic patients for procedures. This position will also be responsible for fitting orthopedic bracing and supplies as well as education of the products usage to providers and patients. The incumbent will be responsible for gathering, tracking and organizing the necessary paperwork to facilitate insurance billing on behalf of the assigned site(s). Requires the ability to develop priorities and adjust work plans to meet deadlines. This position can require travel between all Ortho outpatient clinics to perform coverage of essential duties.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Applies and adjusts splints, casts, braces, etc. using tools and instruments such as cast cutters, spreaders, bending irons, fracture table, etc.
  • Assembles and attaches orthopedic traction equipment. Responsible for applying various orthopedic equipment.
  • Fabricates casts using special materials such as plaster of Paris, fiberglass resin, polyethylene, cotton, stockinet, etc.
  • Sets traction units and/or regulates special orthopedic devices as directed by the physician or resident.
  • Properly positions both adult and pediatric orthopedic patients for procedures. Practices safety measures in all aspects of care.
  • Assists physicians with clinical activities and in the operating room as needed. Assist physicians/surgeons with orthopaedic technology clinical activities in the ambulatory setting and in the operating room setting as needed.
  • Required to use the EPIC electronic medical records system for document patient care as is necessary for successful clinical care of the orthopaedic patients. Complete all other duties as assigned.
  • Determines appropriate information and resources needed r/t clinical situation.
  • Assists physicians in the operating room in applying casts, i.e. spica and full body.
  • Assists physicians in the clinic areas as needed, i.e. with suture/staple removal, wound care.
  • Assists physicians on teaching the patients how to move and function with casts, splints, braces and other restrictive devices.
  • Refers patients to the provider with any reports of swelling, pain and discomfort of orthopaedic appliances.
  • Reviews inventory of orthopedic supplies to ensure appropriate and state of the art equipment is available to all patient populations served.
  • Organizes and summarizes information.
  • Helps to ensure that billing for supplies and services rendered.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Strong computer skills required to use Microsoft Office and electronic medical records software to input and obtain data.
  • Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish working relationships that foster positive patient care.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in their ability to define complex problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to review, record and report pertinent clinical data.
  • Knowledge of appropriate assembly and management of specialized patient care equipment.
  • Requires analytical skills to gather and interpret data in situations in which the information or problems are relatively routine.
  • Ability to exchanges information on factual matters, greet visitors, explain ambulatory center policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors and/or ambulatory personal.
  • Identifies signs indicative of impending changes in patient care situation and notifies appropriate individual.
  • Participates in identifying approaches or solutions.
  • Knowledgeable of operating parameters of patient care equipment.


Machines, Tools, Equipment

  • Orthopedic tools, including but not limited to; cast cutters, staple remover, spreaders, bending irons, spica table, etc.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Required Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year experience as an Orthopaedic Technologist
  • NAOT (National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists) certification as a Certified Orthopaedic Technologist; or ASOP (American Society of Orthopaedic Professionals) registration as a Registered Orthopaedic Technologist. Note: If certification through NOAT or registration through ASOP is not attained upon hire, either of these requirements must be met within 12 months of the employee’s hire date.


Preferred Qualifications
  • A two-year college Degree is preferred, or completion of technical training an accredited Healthcare Educational Institution or up to five years of technical training in Orthopedic Patient Care, or completion of technical training from any branch of the United States Military Services Healthcare Technical Training Entities is also acceptable.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Prior DME coordination and billing experience preferred.

Classified Title: Orthopaedic Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE
Starting Salary Range: Min $19.50 - Max $35.00 HRLY ($55,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8-4:30P
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: JH at Bethesda
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Ortho Adult Division
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, theJHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law
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Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visitaccessibility.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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