Applies casts, splints, and special splinting and casting devices; maintains inventory of all necessary materials and supplies; assures smooth operation of cast room; meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinic area.
Prepares patients for application of casts; reinforces doctors' instructions regarding casts.
Prepares appropriate cast material for application of casts.
Applies, fits, adjusts, and removes simple and moderately complex plaster and synthetic casts and splints.
Perform skin care following cast removal.
Fabricates splints using aluminum and fiberglass.
Operates and monitors equipment, as required; performs cast blade changes based on equipment usage.
Redresses wounds using aseptic techniques.
Applies padding or moleskin to casts in need of modification.
Fits patients with soft goods, arm slings, wrist splints, etc.
Assists nursing and medical staff in the administration of patient examinations, procedures, diagnostic studies, treatments, etc.; operates and monitors equipment, as required; provides emotional support to patients, as necessary.
Instruct patients, families, and caregivers or coworkers in the proper care and maintenance of casts, splints, and Orthopaedic appliances and precautions for wear.
Directs patients to examination rooms; assists in preparing patients for examinations as necessary; notifies physician of patient arrival.
Performs suture and staple removal per physician order.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.