Certified Ortho Specialist - Ortho Associates
CHRISTUS St. Vincent
490A West Zia Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
The Orthopedic Specialist's primary function is to support the Orthopedic Surgeon with patient care as directed and also has the ability and training to perform basic medical assistant duties and front desk specialist duties as needed.As a member of the Orthopedic Team, the Specialist delivers patient care and assumes appropriate responsibilities concerning non-surgical procedures. The Specialist assists the Orthopedic Surgeon with clinical patient care including: casting, scheduling of surgical and diagnostic procedures, managing patient care during a clinic (including patient flow through the exam and X-ray rooms), answering patient inquiries, and fielding messages and requests directed to the surgeon. In addition, the Technician Specialist is frequently called upon to triage patient phone calls regarding symptoms, urgency of their injury/illness, and immediate care to manage pain/injuries prior to coming in for an appointment. The Specialist may also assist with rooming patients, taking vital signs, obtains history of chief complaint for visit. On occasion the Technician Specialist may assist with front desk duties such as greeting and registering patients.
EDUCATION: High School Graduate or equivalent.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Certification through the National Board for Certified Orthopedic Technologists (NBCOT) or Registration through the American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP) required. Medical Assistant Certification is acceptable until Certification as Ortho Technologist is obtained. BLS issued through American Heart Association is required.
EXPERIENCE: One year full-time work experience in a hospital, clinic or office setting, working directly in the treatment of orthopedic patient(s) preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Site Manager, Orthopaedic Clinic
- Bloodborne pathogen: A
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Lifts, transfers and positions patients and equipment in excess of 150 pounds. Some positioning or lifting of patients up to 300 pounds.