Nemours is seeking a Cast Technician to join our team in Delaware.
As one of the nation’s premier pediatric health care systems, Nemours provides world-class clinical care in four states: Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. Ranked among the nation’s best in pediatric specialty care by U.S. News & World Report , this world-renowned teaching hospital has served children from 42 states and 14 nations. Extending the world-class care of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital, the Nemours Children’s Clinic provides expert care for even more children across the Delaware Valley through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.
To keep pace with the changing health care environment and build a healthier future for our children, Nemours has embarked on a multi-phase expansion to create a children’s hospital like no other in the region. Upon completion in June 2014, the hospital will include private, family-centered, technologically advanced patient rooms, a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a new expanded Emergency Department.
The Cast Technician assists physicians in the fabrication, application and removal of orthopaedic casts and splints. This individual also assists physicians with minor orthopaedic procedures that are performed in the cast room.
Makes and applies casts and splints from appropriate materials.
Removes casts and splints.
Prepares patients for exams and procedures, considering patient’s stage of development and chronological age.
Modifies and adjusts splints and casts in accordance with patient needs.
Assists physicians during minor procedures with patient positioning and gathering supplies.
Stocks supplies in exam/treatment areas.
Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
Inventories storeroom supplies.
Maintains cast saws and other orthopaedic equipment in safe working order.
Participates in departmental quality assessment and improvement associated with cast room patients.
Communicates effectively with peers, physicians, supervisor, patients and their families.
As appropriate, identifies problems in the areas of responsibility and presents recommended actions to the immediate supervisor.
Maintains patient confidentiality (conversations, medical records, etc.).
Computer competency - schedule patient visits, appointment cancellations. Disposition assignment (HCS/TDS).
Participates in hospital-wide Risk Management Program concerning patient/visitor safety, incident reporting, etc.
This position can be full-time or part-time. PLEASE NOTE ON YOUR RESUME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FT OR PT.
Education, Training and Experience
- High school degree or equivalent.
- Six months to one year patient contact experience
- Casting experience preferred.
- Good communication skills.
- Ability to work with children with physical and/or mental handicaps.
Licenses, Registration or Certifications
- Certification by National Board of Certified Orthopaedic Technologists desirable, but not mandatory.
- CPR certification required.
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