Orthopedic Assistant

Top Orthopedic Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Orthopedic Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Orthopedic Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.0% of Orthopedic Assistant resumes contained Patient Care as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Orthopedic Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Orthopedic Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Patient Care

high Demand
Here's how Patient Care is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Observed patient care appointments and orthopedic surgeries
  • Provided fracture casting, wound care, and daily patient care and education.
  • Participated in all aspects of patient care, including intake Educated patients regarding medical procedures; provided home care instructions
  • Worked in coordination with multiple healthcare facilities to aide in patient care.

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2. Surgery

high Demand
Here's how Surgery is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Answered phones, scheduled appointments, disbursed appropriate insurance forms, requested x-rays, lab, and surgery reports.
  • Shadowed Dr. Suarez & Dr. Campbell during office visits, consults, surgery, recovery, & follow-up.
  • Explain to patient's steps to be taken before they plan a surgery.
  • Employed by Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in joint reconstruction and hand surgery.
  • Removed staples or stitches from patients who had orthopedic surgery.
  • Assist physician in surgery, position patient, wound closure.
  • Pain mgmt fluoroscopy procedures at surgery centers and general radiography at hospitals (neonates and up) locally and out of state

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3. Joint Injections

high Demand

4. Orthopedics

high Demand
Here's how Orthopedics is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Specialized in general surgery sub-specialties, ENT Orthopedics and Vascular.

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5. Vital Signs

high Demand
Here's how Vital Signs is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Direct patient care including measuring vital signs, ordering x-rays, removing stitches, wound care, casting fractures.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measured their vital signs, weight, and height.

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6. Physical Therapy

high Demand
Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Write up prescriptions for medications and additional off-work slips or physical therapy forms for patients if requested.
  • Scheduled surgeries, and acquired all necessary hardware, pre-testing, and follow-up visits to include Physical Therapy.

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7. MRI

high Demand
Here's how MRI is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Assist physician in surgery, wound closure, obtain x-rays, MRI's.
  • Interpreted radiographs, bone scans and MRI's.

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8. Internal Medicine

high Demand

9. Medical Records

high Demand
Here's how Medical Records is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Processed medical records for out-patient referrals.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.

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10. Insurance Companies

high Demand
Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared daily office billing, obtained pre-approval for tests and surgeries from insurance companies scheduled surgeries and surgical physician assists.
  • Communicated directly with physicians of various specialities, makingappointments and getting prior authorization from insurance companies.

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11. Knee Replacements

high Demand

12. Hip Replacements

high Demand
Here's how Hip Replacements is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Observed a variety of orthopedic surgeries and procedures that included: knee replacements, hip replacements, and arthroscopic surgery.

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13. Surgical Procedures

average Demand
Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Assist in orthopedic surgical procedures.
  • Assisted surgeons with various surgical procedures and surgical set-up.
  • Performed specific patient tasks as assigned by Physician's written orders Assisted specialists during complex surgical procedures.
  • Specialized in traction application Assisted with minor in office surgical procedures, splinting and casting fractures

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14. Phone Calls

average Demand
Here's how Phone Calls is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Screened phone calls for doctor and called in prescriptions and refills to drug stores.
  • Make phone calls to patients, other offices and other physicians.

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15. Emergency Situations

average Demand
Here's how Emergency Situations is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Reacted calmly and effectively in emergency situations, and added the personal, caring touch that immediately put patients at ease.

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16. Cast Application

average Demand

17. Physical Examinations

average Demand
Here's how Physical Examinations is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Obtained patient histories and physical examinations followed by presentation to the doctor.
  • Performed physical examinations of patients and conducted their medical interviews.

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18. EMR

average Demand
Here's how EMR is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Documented clinical findings on the EMR.
  • Maintained patient medical record in EMR (Allscripts), casting and bracing as needed, prepared injections.

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19. Clinic Setting

average Demand

20. In-Office Procedures

average Demand
Here's how In-Office Procedures is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with minor in-office procedures including fracture reductions, trigger finger releases, foreign body and metal removals.
  • Assisted with the in-office procedures.

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21. Durable Medical Equipment

average Demand

22. EKG

average Demand

23. Clinical Assistance

average Demand
Here's how Clinical Assistance is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Provided clinical assistance to resolve swelling, pain and minor "medically related" concern of patients.

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24. Additional Information

average Demand
Here's how Additional Information is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • See additional information for details.

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25. Clinical Staff

average Demand
Here's how Clinical Staff is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Collaborated with clinical staff and specialty Physicians on multiple discipline treatments and coordinated care efforts.

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26. High Volume

low Demand
Here's how High Volume is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Created and implemented a streamlined system of managing a high volume of medical paperwork and eliminating backlog.
  • Returned a high volume of patient phone calls.

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27. Front Desk

low Demand

28. Comprehensive Examinations

low Demand

29. Blood Pressure

low Demand

30. Physician Orders

low Demand
Here's how Physician Orders is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Removed sutures and/or staples; changed dressings, provided crutches, leg braces, casting services as requested by physician orders.

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31. Clinical Practice

low Demand
Here's how Clinical Practice is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Managed the clinical practice of Dr. Jack Keohane, and coordinated all aspects of care for his patients.

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32. ADL

low Demand

33. Chart Reviews

low Demand

34. CPT

low Demand
Here's how CPT is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Reviewed diagnosis and materials used and entered appropriate CPT codes for billing including ICD9 codes.

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35. Medical Billing

low Demand
Here's how Medical Billing is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Created a color coded filing system for each of the 3 clinics to eliminate errors in medical billing.

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36. Data Analysis

low Demand
Here's how Data Analysis is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in clinical practice; chart review of patients and data analysis for research on rotator cuff tear.

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37. Joint Replacements

low Demand

38. Surgical Intervention

low Demand

39. Splint

low Demand
Here's how Splint is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Cast room technician, applied upper and lower extremity splints and braces to adults and children.
  • Assisted orthopedic techs with applying cast or splints to patients.
  • Assisted with casting and splints in clinical setting.
  • Applied and removed casts and splints to fractures.
  • Provide Wound suturing, fracture care, including closed reduction of fractures, orthotic fitting, splinting and casting.
  • Assisted in treating patients, which included splinting and casting, wound care, and pre-and post-operative counseling.
  • Fit strappings and splints for orthopedic patients according to medical staff instructions, using hand tools.

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40. Linen Changes

low Demand

41. Occupational Therapy Services

low Demand

42. Allscripts

low Demand
Here's how Allscripts is used in Orthopedic Assistant jobs:
  • Utilized the EHRs Allscripts, McKesson, and Emdat.

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43. Pain Management

low Demand

20 Most Common Skill for an Orthopedic Assistant

Patient Care17.3%
Surgery13.4%
Joint Injections11.5%
Orthopedics7.9%
Vital Signs6%
Physical Therapy5.2%
MRI4.4%
Internal Medicine4.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Orthopedic Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Patient Care
Patient Care
14%
14%
2
2
Surgery
Surgery
10.9%
10.9%
3
3
Joint Injections
Joint Injections
9.3%
9.3%
4
4
Orthopedics
Orthopedics
6.4%
6.4%
5
5
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
4.9%
4.9%
6
6
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
4.2%
4.2%
7
7
MRI
MRI
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Medical Records
Medical Records
3.3%
3.3%
10
10
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
3.1%
3.1%
11
11
Knee Replacements
Knee Replacements
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Hip Replacements
Hip Replacements
2.4%
2.4%
13
13
Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures
2%
2%
14
14
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
2%
2%
15
15
Emergency Situations
Emergency Situations
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Cast Application
Cast Application
1.6%
1.6%
17
17
Physical Examinations
Physical Examinations
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
EMR
EMR
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Clinic Setting
Clinic Setting
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
In-Office Procedures
In-Office Procedures
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Durable Medical Equipment
Durable Medical Equipment
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
EKG
EKG
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Clinical Assistance
Clinical Assistance
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Additional Information
Additional Information
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Clinical Staff
Clinical Staff
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
High Volume
High Volume
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Front Desk
Front Desk
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Comprehensive Examinations
Comprehensive Examinations
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Physician Orders
Physician Orders
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Clinical Practice
Clinical Practice
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
ADL
ADL
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Chart Reviews
Chart Reviews
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
CPT
CPT
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Medical Billing
Medical Billing
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Joint Replacements
Joint Replacements
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Surgical Intervention
Surgical Intervention
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Splint
Splint
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Linen Changes
Linen Changes
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy Services
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Allscripts
Allscripts
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Pain Management
Pain Management
0.7%
0.7%

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