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Orthopedic Tecnician

Location:
San Antonio, Texas, 78234, United States
Posted:
August 31, 2018

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Edrie T. Hollingsworth

**** ******** ***

San Antonio, TX 78253

210-***-****

ac6vwy@r.postjobfree.com

Objective

Obtain a position as an Orthopedic Technician that has the potential for continued growth, allowing my vast knowledge in orthopedics to benefit the practice and the patient alike. This will be accomplished by utilizing years of providing superior patient care, surgical experience, clinical management experience as well as excellent communication skills.

Experience

Oct-2009- present: Orthopedic Technician II, Facey Medical Foundation, Valencia CA

Apply and remove a large variety of plaster and fiberglass cast and splints

Measure and apply a variety of soft goods and braces

Provide wound care to include dressing application, suture removal and wound checks

Surgical first assist to include TKA, UKA, trauma and Sports Medicine

Day to day department staff management.

Educate patients in the treatment including plans and options

Scrub and circulate surgeries in the clinic procedure room

Manage inventory levels of supplies for the orthopedic department and order replacement supplies and equipment as necessary

Aug-2007- Mar-2009: Clinical Specialist, Hydrocision, Southern California

Provide clinical support to Orthopedic and Neuro-spine surgeons and Operating Room Staff to ensure proper use of Hydrocision/ SpineJet to include trouble shooting and application

Manage and direct all distributors in Southern California

Set quotas for distributors in all of Southern California

Create business plan for territory

Assist local distributors with account acquisition and penetration

Conduct in-service to Operating Room staff to ensure proper and safe usage of Hydrocision/ SpineJet

Complete surgical evaluation reports

Carry out initial office calls on target surgeons and key hospital staff to include O.R. Supervisor, Department heads, Key Financial personnel to include office demos

Sept 2006-Apr-07: Orthopedic Technologist, Orthopedic Specialty Associates, Fountain Valley, CA

First assisted in all orthopedic surgeries to include TKA, THA, trauma and Sports Medicine

Obtained patient histories

Applied of various casts and soft goods

Completed preoperative history and physicals

Provided wound care to include dressing application and suture removal

Educated patients on their current condition and treatment plan

Maintained clinical material inventory

Provided injured workers with care to return them to their normal duties as quickly as possible

Jun 2006-Sept 2006: Sales Representative, CalMed Orthopedics, Lake Forest, CA

Supported surgical team before, during and after surgery

Provided surgeon with need surgical techniques, to include personal experience and knowledge

Cold calls on perspective surgeons and hospitals

Sales of orthopedic implants

Templated X-ray prior to surgery to assure proper implants and instrumentation was available on the day of surgery

Completed invoices for tracking of surgical implants and assure proper billing would occur

July 2002- Jan 2006: Orthopedic Technologist, Orthopedic Specialty Institute, Orange, CA

Surgical first assistant in total joint replacement, hand surgery and trauma.

Educate patients in the treatment including plans and options.

Clinical instructor

Software trainer for physicians, clinical staff and support staff, “Super User”.

Obtain patient histories.

Apply and remove a large variety of plaster and fiberglass casts and splints

Order various clinical studies as needed.

June 1994-July 2002: Orthopedic Technologist / back office manager/ clinical research coordinator, Orthopedic Surgery Medical Group, Orange CA

Managed medical supply inventory for the office including controlling stock levels, reordering as needed and price negotiation.

Managed F.D.A. research project and two clinical outcome studies.

First assistant to surgeons in general orthopedic procedures.

Executed various administrative duties pertaining to daily office operations.

Obtained medical histories.

Educated patients in all aspects of their treatment.

Clinical instructor

Provided wound management including wound checks, dressing changes and suture removal.

Applied and removed a variety of plaster and fiberglass casts and splints.

August 1990-May 1994: Orthopedic Technologist, Gould Medical Foundation, Modesto, CA

Functioned as a first assistant for general orthopedic surgical procedures to include trauma, TKA, THA and sport medicine

Maintained inventory levels of supplies for the cast room and order replacement supplies and equipment as needed including price negotiations

Applied and removed a variety of plaster and fiberglass casts and splints.

Provided wound management including wound checks, dressing changes and suture removal.

Measured and applied various orthopedic devices and instructed the patients in use and care.

Experienced in clinical administrative duties.

Sep 1984- Jun 1990: Orthopedic Specialist, U.S. Army, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA

Functioned as a first assistant for general orthopedic surgical procedures to include trauma, TKA, THA

Clinical instructor for Orthopedic technicians and resident, Orthopedic and Family practice.

Applied and removed a variety of plaster and fiberglass casts and splints

Provided wound management including wound checks, dressing changes and suture removal

Measured and applied various orthopedic devices and instructed the patients in use and care

Maintained inventory levels of supplies for the cast room and order replacement supplies and equipment as needed

Managed Clinical budget

Created and maintain manpower reports monthly for the orthopedic department.

Certifications

National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Technologists

Education

Jan 2006-Jan 2007: Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

September 1998: Primary Leadership Development course, Non-commissioned Officers Academy, Fort Benning, GA

June 1985- Jun 1986: Military College of Georgia, Fort Gordon, GA

November 1984- March 1985: Orthopedic Specialist School, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort. Sam Houston, Texas



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