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SIDRA3139 - Orthopedic Practitioner

Department: Allied Health Div
Division: Outpatient Clinic Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2019
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

Department & Job Summary:

Department Profile:

Allied Health Division will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties, as well as services to the obstetrical and gynecological inpatients. The focus will be on acute inpatient care, however services will also be provided to specialized outpatient clinics and outpatient populations that require a service.

Job Summary:

Orthopedic Cast Technician provides care and support to patients by performing orthopedic related technical procedures such as the application, adjustment and removal of casts, splints and braces and assembles traction apparatus under the supervision of a physician.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Greets and prepares patients requiring pediatric orthopedic services, responds to patients needs and manages patient flow
  • Assists with diagnostic tests and clinical procedures as required
  • Assists the orthopedic surgeon(s) and/or nursing/allied health staff to comprehensively manage and rehabilitate sick and disabled patients with fractured bones
  • Assists in evaluation and application of casts and orthopedic appliances
  • Applies, adjusts and removes casts, assembles traction apparatus, fits strappings and splints to pediatric orthopedic patients following established procedures for patient care and safety
  • Provides education to the patient and family on the proper care and use of casts and orthopedic appliances and advises on patient mobility assistance as required
  • Changes wound dressings and removes sutures and staples using appropriate aseptic techniques. Ensures standard precautions for anticipated contact with blood and infectious materials
  • Documents accurately relevant clinical information in the patient chart, schedules patient appointments and performs clerical duties as required
  • Prepares, cleans, maintains and sterilizes equipment and instruments and disposes of contaminated items and keeps examination rooms clean and orderly
  • Maintains an inventory of orthopedic supplies and equipment and ensures that casting and other relevant instruments/consumables are always available and reports equipment failure to their supervisor promptly
  • Performs on call duties and shift assignments as required by the orthopedic services.
  • Participates actively in continuing education, attending educational activities and committees as requested
  • Maintains strict patient confidentiality
  • Follows all hospital related policies and procedures
  • Participates in education, training and development, as applicable
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Essential Requirements:
  • Vocational or Technical training in Orthopedic Technology or equivalent
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Certification as a cast technician in country of origin
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and integrate knowledge and skills into practice
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in care, application, and safe removal of casting specialized to pediatric orthopedics (e.g. hip spica, Ponseti casts, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in application of specialized braces including Pavlik Harness, Hip Abduction braces, Clubfoot Foot Abduction Orthosis (FAO), etc
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Preferred Requirements:
  • Diploma or Associates Degree in Orthopedic Technology
  • Experience working with disabled or injured populations
  • Experience with training individuals in the use of gait aids
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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