Cast Specialist / Senior - Orthopedics - Memorial City

Houston, TX

Cast Specialist / Senior - Orthopedics - Memorial City

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230001M9

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Serves as a trained member of the orthopedic team who assists all health care professionals in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities concerning all casting duties.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Under a physicians direction, prepares, applies, removes and adjusts casts and splints as advised by physician.

  2. Assists with procedures, including wound care and fracture reductions as advised by physician

  3. Prepares and applies orthopedic appliances, including durable medical equipment such as pre-operative braces, crutches and other soft goods.

  4. Conducts specialized measurements for custom brace fitting.

  5. Instructs patients in cast care and use of orthopedic appliances, including walking with casts, braces and crutches.

  6. Prepares traction and rigs pulleys, ropes and frames to assemble fracture beds as requested by the physician. May assess patients in traction, detect deficiencies in the equipment and make adjustments as needed.

  7. Responsible for cleaning and stocking the cast and soft goods room.

  8. Responsible for ordering special supplies or equipment, including DME (durable medical equipment) to maintain inventory appropriate with patient volume.

  9. Responsible for coordinating collection of patient data as required for billing of specialty equipment.

  10. Assists in maintaining a clean and safe environment.

  11. Practices positive customer and peer relations.

  12. Respects and supports patient rights.

  13. Participates in and supports continuous quality improvement activities at the clinic/departmental level.

  14. Demonstrates acceptable productivity and practices cost containment.

  15. Functions as an interdependent and supportive team member.

  16. With appropriate MA certification (completion of an approved MA training program) and having passed the MA competency evaluation, can practice within the limitations of the certification.

  17. Other duties as assigned.


Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. A strong knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology and expertise in the different materials and equipment involved in casts, splints and braces. Considerable knowledge of casting materials is necessary; and reasonable experience in clinic operations series is desirable.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma

Minimum Experience:

One year experience in a hospital, clinic or medical practice setting.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently and/or up to 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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