Providence Health & Services Orthopedic Care Technician I in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Orthopedic Care Technician I (3 West Ortho, Night, 0.9 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Orthopedic Care Technician I will assist patients with activities of daily living and selective procedures delegated and communicated by licensed RN, including application of various orthopedic equipment/traction/braces, and indicated patient education regarding use and maintenance of same.

This position does NOT perform casting procedures.

In this position you will:

  • Perform duties to assist in activities of daily living such as bathing, ambulating, and nourishment.

  • Obtain clean catch and other types of urine samples, perform point-of–care testing to include blood glucose, transports and/or escort patients.

  • Demonstrate patient “Rounding” as defined by unit/hospital policy.

  • Electronically document information in an accurate, concise and timely manner.

  • Maintain a safe environment for patients, families, and co-workers.

  • Observe patients closely for changes in their health condition and respond by informing RN immediately.

  • Apply splints, braces, traction, assistive orthopedic devices as ordered by physician and directed by RN.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School graduate or General Equivalency Degree (GED)

  • Completion of nurse aide training program or 6 months of nurse aide experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Orthopedic specific certification

  • Previous orthopedic experience

About the department you will serve.

Providence Alaska Medical Center's Orthopedic Unit is a 36-bed unit, providing orthopedic care for elective procedures and admission, injuries, and major multi-trauma. There are two levels of care: Regular medical/surgical care and high level of intermediate care that includes bedside cardiac monitors and telemetry. Nurse to patient ratio varies depending upon acuity and the patient level of care.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Patient Care Tech/Asst/Aide (non licensed)

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 202522