The Department of Surgery at East Carolina University is seeking a part-time, short-term Cast Technician to work in our newly developed Orthopedic Trauma outpatient clinic approximately 8 hours per week for a period of 6 months to 1 year.
The technician will be part of a collaborative clinical, teaching and research program specializing in orthopedic trauma.
The Orthopedic Cast Technician is a trained member of the orthopedic team who works with all associated health care professionals in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities concerning all orthopedic procedures. The Cast Technician performs a variety of tasks including the fabrication and removal of casts and splints, the application of orthopedic devices and the removal of external orthopedic hardware.
The Orthopedic Technician assists physicians and other Orthopedic personnel with the application and removal of a variety of casts and splints and assists with the routine examination and treatment procedures to include removing casts, cleaning wounds and applying dressings. Under the direction of a physician assists in the clinical care of patients, including: Application of mobilization or immobilization devices Application of braces, prosthetics, orthotics and orthoses Fitting and adjustment of canes, crutches and walkers Fabricating splints for various conditions Wound care, removal of wound closure materials (staples, sutures and percutaneous pins) and the application and removal of sterile and non-sterile dressings Removal and adjustment of external fixators, halos, and orthopaedic frames Preparation and set up for specific types of traction, making adjustments as necessary Performing necessary patient measurements (grip strength, leg strength, extremity girth) Assisting the physician in the reduction of fractures and dislocations Preparing for upcoming clinics including review of the patient list, prep of pre-visit ancillary orders to ensure the test results and prior notes have been received. Providing patient and family education regarding the care of their immobilization devices Scheduling other ancillary services per physician request
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Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: T14500
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Surgery is a clinical department within the School of Medicine with the attendant responsibility for medical education and research. The Chair of the department is also the Chief of Surgical services for the hospital. The department includes 30 full-time faculty members in the sections of: transplantation surgery, plastic surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical oncology, general and bariatric surgery, and trauma and acute care surgery. It also includes clinical and basic science research labs. The 70+ employees in the department support our clinical, education and research programs.
Within the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, the section of orthopedic trauma will provide care at Vidant Medical Center's level 1 trauma center, serving eastern North Carolina, an expansive geographic region consisting of 29 counties with a population of over 1.5 million people. Vidant Medical Center, a 909 bed tertiary care teaching facility, serves as the primary teaching and clinical care venue for an integrated nine hospital hub and spoke system.
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