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*Full Time, 1.0FTTE position. Non-exempt, benefits eligible* 8 hour shifts, 4 days per week- Monday through Friday. The day off will vary depending on clinic needs. The hours are 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Under the direction of the Orthopedic Physicians assists in the examination, treatment, and follow-up care of patients with orthopedic conditions. Under the direction of a registered nurse assist with the care of orthopedic center patients.
1. Supports the philosophy and objectives of Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) and assists in interpreting these to patients and visitors.
2. Performs duties within the framework of the policies and procedures as established by NCH and the Orthopedic Center.
3. Provides a therapeutic environment and appropriate interaction with the patient and family.
4. Applies and maintains casts, splints and orthopedic soft good appliances as directed by a physician or nurse practitioner. Provides patients and families with instructions on cast care, crutch walking and orthopedic appliance care.
5. Demonstrates sterile and aseptic techniques, as appropriate, in the performance of and/or assisting with procedures and interventions.
6. Maintains adequate inventory of orthopedic supplies. Including ordering supplies and putting away stock.
7. Responsible for cleaning and stocking exam and treatment rooms between patients and at the end of the clinic session.8. Under the direction of a physician or nurse practitioner, the cast tech may perform, but not limited to the following:
a. Wound dressings
b. Suture removal
c. Application of splints, casts and other orthopedic appliances
d. Crutch fitting and instruction.
9. Documents procedure and other appropriate information on the medical record.
10. Performs other care activities within scope of training and competency as appropriate when not functioning as orthopedic technician including.
a. Vital Signs
b. Holding patients for procedures
c. Responsible for rooming patients
11. Functions as a team member, performing related duties as assigned by the Operations Manager or Operations Supervisor supporting the 'One Team' philosophy.
12. Participation in Orthopedic Center meetings , Quality assurance/Improvement activities and the evaluation of practice changes in relation to the cast technician role.
13. Participates in current research activities and maintains awareness of research affecting patient care.
14. Assists with orientation of new personnel.
15. Attends and provides unit in-service education programs as appropriate to role.
16. Provides observational experience for students, observing the rights and dignity of each patient and family.
17. Continues professional growth through the identification of personal learning needs, setting goals and planning a course of action to meet those needs.
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
High School Diploma
1 year previous healthcare experience
Basic computer skills
Strong customer service, interpersonal oral and written communication
Skills Preferred but not required:
Active/Current Orthopedic Cast Tech/Suture Tech/EMT Certification from a Medical Assisting Program, STNA or equivalent combination of education an experience
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, speak, read and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty.
2. Must be able to independently lift up to 25 lbs.
3. Must be able to move or reposition patients of any weight or size with the assistance of another person (s) and/or equipment.
4. Local travel to offsite locations
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.