This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Lake Charles, LA
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Assists physicians and nurses with the care
and treatment of orthopaedic patients.
Specializes in casting, bracing and splinting.
REQUIRED: Practice Manager
and removes a variety of splints, casts and requests X-rays as indicated
under the direction of a physician.
special procedures as windowing and wedging, and assists the physician in
complex special procedures as removal of pins and application of traction.
patient for procedure and notes the degree of discomfort experienced by
the patient. Also instructs patient
in case care, wound care, swelling, and how to remove and apply splints.
for inventory, ordering and receiving of all casting supplies and
related duties as required.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
knowledge of the techniques and methods used in applying casts and splints.
knowledge of human anatomy and skeletal structure.
in the application of casting materials and splints.
to recognize secondary medical problems such as decubitus ulcers, wound
infection, chaffing, etc.
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with orthopedic
doctors and their patients.
REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent in addition
to completion of an orthopaedic training program. National Orthopaedic Technologist certification
least one year of experience is preferred.
ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: Medical
office setting. Frequent telephone calls
and other interruptions, which requires being able to handle a fast-paced work
environment during entire time at work.
Must be able to prioritize multiple projects. Must maintain strict confidentiality and
exercise professionalism when interacting with staff, managers, supervisors,
physicians, external customers, etc.
DEMANDS: Requires physical effort including
the abilities to sit or stand for an extended time and to push, pull, squat,
twist, turn, lift, bend, stoop and reach overhead. May require lifting 50 to 100
pounds. Exposure to possible Hazardous
Materials/conditions and infectious diseases.