• Orthopedic Technician (Cast Tech) - PRN

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/24/2018 12:48 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-7044
    Category
    Allied Health
    Position Type
    Contingent
    Shift
    Day/Evening
  • Overview

    Orthopaedic Technician (Cast Tech) -- Contingency:  Prepares and assists the orthopaedic surgeon, fellows/residents and nursing staff in the application and removal of orthopaedic appliances casts, splints and other dressings. Has an advanced understanding of anatomical structures and their relationships with one another, and is able to articulate descriptions of orthopaedic conditions.  He/she is responsible for ordering, maintaining, and charging of orthopaedic equipment and supplies.  The position actively supports the Hospital’s and the department’s Continuous Quality Improvement and Customer Service goals, through modeling of appropriate behavior and by providing a work environment conducive to attaining these goals. 

    Responsibilities

    1. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients in regards to their growth and development progress.       
    2. Applies and assists in the application and removal of body casts. 
    3.  Performs dressing changes, removal of sutures, staples, Steinman pins and K-Wires using proper aseptic technique. 
    4. Order supplies and equipment from storeroom and outside vendors.  Keep the supplies and equipment in an organized fashion and maintains appropriate back up of supplies according to Division’s needs. 
    5. Maintains an accurate inventory and appropriate par levels of clinic supplies and equipment. 
    6. Processes special orthopaedic apparatus orders for patients from all units from outside vendors. 
    7. To review and make recommendations to the clinical director regarding new products. To introduce and evaluate new products in accordance with Hospital policy.  To process and add all new equipment to inventory following Hospital standards. 
    8. Coordinate repair and preventive maintenance of all equipment. 
    9. Aids in ensuring a safe environment reflecting quality control standards. 
    10. Completes inpatient and outpatient Cast Room charge entry on a daily basis. 
    11. Assists in the retrieval and delivery of medications and pharmaceutical products that are dispensed from the Pharmacy to the appropriate patient care provider/s in a timely manner.
    12. Documents changes to the plan whether that be in the Electronic Medical Record or in the paper chart. 
    13. Trains residents and students under the direction of the orthopaedic surgeons, in the application and  removal of casts and splints. 
    14. Assists with clinic procedures as requested by the orthopaedic surgeon. 
    15. Prepares and sets up and dismantles specific types of traction as requested by the orthopaedic surgeon. Stocks traction equipment in ER and on the unit. 
    16. Performs other related duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    1. A high school diploma or GED is required.

    2. Two years of college or technical school preferred.

    3. Certification by the National Board of Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists preferred.

    4. Basic Life Support Certification through the American Heart Association required.

    5. A minimum of two years of experience in a hospital splint or cast room or in an Orthopedic physicians office is preferred.

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