As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
This position is responsible for all casting procedures and application/approval of soft goods. This position will provide assistance to the provider whenever needed, to expedite the patient care process. This position may also require data collection for patient intake, preparing patient for provider visit, and assisting provider during basic procedures.
Work hours: This position is first shift based in Wilmington, DE. Must be flexible with work hours as some late hours may be required. â‹Must be flexible to provide coverage at satellite locations (Glen Mills, Bryn Mawr) as needed.
1. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
a. Application and removal of all types of casts, splints and soft goods. Modify casts as needed in clinic and in hospital when necessary for the patient benefit.
b. Instruct patient, parents/legal guardians in appropriate use and care of casts and Orthopaedic equipment.
c. Responsible for inventory of all casting materials, splints and soft goods.
d. Capturing and entering patient information into EMR.
e. Ensuring appropriate documentation such as x-rays and laboratory reports are available for provider’s review.
f. Rooming of patients into exam rooms with preparation for exam and assisting provider with exam.
g. Ensuring accurate ICD-9 codes are recorded.
h. Assist the provider with procedures as necessary.
i. Under the direction the provider will schedule diagnostic tests to include pre-authorization and notification of patient.
j. Prepare, clean, and stock exam rooms.
k. Cross cover other clinical departments when necessary.
2. Other administrative and clinical duties as assigned.
1. Demonstrates service oriented approach when dealing with patients, visitors, and staff.
2. Participates in professional in-services, departmental and clinical staff meetings.
3. Demonstrates universal precautions and proper handling of bio-hazardous waste.
4. Perform other duties as assigned.
5. Practices principles of AIDET
6. Adheres to Standard Business Practices.
7. Exhibits excellent customer service skills.
8. Able to work flexible hours including evening hours and possibly weekend rotation based on clinic need.
Current BLS certification required.
Certification by The National Board of Certification for Orthopaedic Technologists preferred.
High School Diploma required.
Technical skills required for this position include:
Ability to verbalize descriptions of orthopaedic conditions with basic understanding of anatomical structures and relationships with one another.
Ability to apply, adjust, and remove all common orthopaedic devices, using a manual or standard practice as a guide.
Knowledge of theory and application of skin or skeletal traction.
Knowledge of the proper application of aseptic techniques in dressing change, removal of sutures or staples and in setting up surgical fields.
Ability to supervise and train other certified, eligible Orthopaedic Technologists.
Ability to set priorities and manage time and resources efficiently.
Excellent assessment, communication and listening skills.
Ability to work as part of the multidisciplinary team, accepting and giving feedback appropriately.
Ability to make decisions, think pro-actively and accept change.
Excellent record keeping and written communication skills.
Ability to remain current on technological aspects of equipment and maintain skill competency
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.