Senior Cast Specialist
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 190000UG
Serves as senior trained member of the orthopedic team who assists all health care professionals in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities concerning all casting duties.
Location: Texas Medical Center
Dept.: Orthopedic Surgery
Position Key Accountabilities:
Responsible for training new employees for duration necessary to become a department certified cast tech able to support clinical casting needs, including all casting techniques specific to providers, application of DME, and patient care instructions.
Serves as continuing education trainer for current cast techs within department. Provides follow up training, maintenance training for casting skills, and DME application.
Assists with cast room set up for new clinics. Provides support in assessing new and existing clinic cast rooms for efficiency, workflow, casting inventory and DME inventory.
Under a physician or mid-level’s direction, prepares, removes and adjusts casts and splints as advised by a physician.
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.
Performs 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. Experience in training the techniques of cast application to other technicians from novice to veteran status.
High School Diploma.
Four years of experience in a hospital, clinic or medical practice setting.
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.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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