259-18 - Orthopedic Cast Technician

Posted: 11/01/2018

259-18 Orthopedic Cast Technician
STATUS: Full-time
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 40 hours
LOCATION: Lexington Clinic Picadome
DEPARTMENT: Orthopedics

The Senior Orthopedic Cast Technician functions as a member of the patient care team, contributing to the health management of the patients; performs a variety of patient care activities and accommodative services for Clinic patients, many in assistance to section physicians; maintains primary responsibility for the management of the cast room and for physician-directed patent care in the application, adjustment, and removal of casts and braces. The senior Orthopedic Cast Tech will possess an advanced level of expertise in the fabrication and application of splints, casts and braces acquired through experience and either formal or informal training. This expertise may be indicated by certification through an acceptable orthopedic technician association.

Formal training which will probably be indicated by at least five years experience in orthopedic procedure and cast application under physician guidance; ability to learn and apply complex casts and splints; ability to monitor patient condition; ability to effectively provide patient education regarding cast/brace fit, application and maintenance; effective communication skills. Orthopedic Technician certification or certification-eligibility preferred.

Physical guidelines include the ability to move, traverse, position self, remain in a stationary position and negotiates steps for up to eight hours per day; lift, move and transport patients and materials; manual dexterity and motor coordination; articulate speech; read and understand medical information; visual acuity.

This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to act as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified.