Providence Health & Services Orthopedic Care Technician I - 3 West Ortho *0.9/ Days* in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling a Orthopedic Care Technician I (3 West Ortho, Day Shift, 0.9 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Demonstrate understanding of and provides care according to Standards of Practice and the patient’s Care Plan. These duties are under the supervision of the Licensed RN and/or Professional Associate(MD/PA)
Perform duties to assist in activities of daily living such as bathing, ambulating, and nourishment
Obtain clean catch and other types of urine samples, performs point-of–care testing to include blood glucose, transports and/or escort patients
Utilize the “Hand Off Communication Tools, “SBAR”
Demonstrate patient “Rounding” as defined by unit/hospital policy
Electronically documents information in an accurate, concise and timely manner
Competent in the input and retrieval of this information within the patient’s medical record
Be responsible for documenting vital signs, I/Os, pain scores, weights, meal intake, activities of daily living and any other necessary information.
Maintain a safe environment for patients, families, and co-workers.
Observe patients closely for changes in their health condition and responds by informing RN immediately
Report problematic and unusual circumstances in a timely and consistent manner, to RN partner or charge nurse
Communicate effectively with the RN or other caregivers regarding patient issues, family issues, MD issues, and equipment
Communicate in a compassionate manner to patients, families, and visitors
Assist in the patient admitting, transfer, and discharge procedure
Required qualifications for this position include:
- Completion of nurse aide training program or six (6) months of nurse aide experience
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
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 comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
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.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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.
Job Category: Orthopedic
Req ID: 305712