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Orthopedic Tech (Casting)

Company: Steward Health Care
Location: Brighton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical CenterPosted Date: 8/18/2021At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion, and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:CompassionAccountabilityRespectExcellenceStewardshipIf you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.POSITION SUMMARY: (Briefly describe the overall purpose of this position - Why does it exist and how does it contribute to the overall organization?)Assist with the care of orthopedics patients. Apply complex casts, splints, and other orthopedic devices under the guidance and supervision of attending medical staff. Maintain orthopedic equipment. Responsible for the use of all medical and pharmacy supplies. Ensure the implementation of patient care orders and ensures efficient patient flow. Adheres to policies, procedures and regulations to ensure compliance and patient safety. Participation in Compliance and other important training is a condition of employment.The role encompasses technical skills of application of casts and splints; technical assistance concerning devices, and acts as resource for patients regarding their orthopedic care. Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients.Application and removal of all casts and splints.Size and apply orthopedic devices to patients, such as: ace wraps, upper and lower extremities braces, wrist splints, traction, post operative prosthesis, crutches and canes.Provide technical assistance and advice concerning casts, sprints, braces, etc. to physicians, residents, medical students and nurses.Provide verbal or written cast care instructions to patients, answer any and all questions they may have about their casts, splint, or other orthopedic needs.Prepare requisitions for medical record, cast removal, MRI, EMG, Cat Scan, X-rays, etcKEY RESPONSIBILITIES:(Use bullets for specific responsibilities)Responsible for assisting with technical/surgical procedures to include but not limited to casting, cast removal and splinting under the direct supervision of the orthopedic physicians. Prepares and maintains records and files for patients.Responsible for ensuring implementation of patient care orders.Promotes safe and effective use of medical equipment and supplies. Responsible for the use of all medical and pharmacy supplies.Maintain a sanitary work area to include patient care rooms, equipment and instruments; reports equipment malfunctions; stock supplies. Promptly reports any unusual patient conditions, responses, or concerns to the provider.Instructs patients and family members in proper use, care, application and removal of equipment.Responsible for completing basic competencies in addition to departmental specific competencies.Attends and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations within specialized field. Performs other duties as assignedEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:Education: Graduate of a Medical assistant program and/or Graduate of a training program as Orthopedic TechnicianExperience (Type & Length): Experience as orthopedic tech preferred, Casting Experience RequiredCertification/Licensure: Medical Assistant/ Orthopedic technicianSoftware/Hardware:Other:Additional InformationSteward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristicImportant COVID messagePlease note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way

Keywords: Steward Health Care, Boston , Orthopedic Tech (Casting), Healthcare , Brighton, Massachusetts

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