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Orthopaedic Cast Tech I - Orthopaedic/Orthopedic Clinic.

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Job ID: 79312
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Faculty Physicians
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

The Department of Orthopaedics at UNC is built upon core values that encompass clinical care, operations, teaching, research, and an unwavering commitment to our people. Nestled within our team is a group of exceptionally skilled and patient-centered individuals, comprising physicians, physician extenders, and staff. Their collective expertise equips us to address a diverse array of musculoskeletal needs within our community. Our specialized network includes experts focused on sports medicine, re-injury prevention, hand/wrist/elbow, knee & hip, foot & ankle, orthopedic oncology, pediatrics, and trauma services.

Spanning across four locations, namely UNC Orthopaedics at Carolina Pointe II, UNC Orthopaedics Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, UNC Orthopaedics-Weaver Crossing near the Chapel Hill/Durham border, and our newest addition, UNC Orthopaedics at Panther Creek in Cary, our facilities are strategically positioned to serve a wider population.

Should you join our department, you'd become part of a uniquely skilled and motivated team comprising athletic trainers, nurses, medical assistants, and orthopaedic cast technicians. Our exclusive cadre of orthopaedic physicians and advanced practice providers is deeply dedicated to ensuring exceptional and equitable care for every patient in our communities. This environment offers an opportunity to work and grow alongside a talented team, contributing to our shared goal of delivering outstanding patient care.

Summary:
The Orthopaedic Cast Technologist I is a trained member of the orthopaedic team who works with all associated health care professionals in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities concerning all orthopaedic procedures.

*This position qualifies for a $5,000 commitment incentive which will be paid over a three (3) year work commitment. Equal installments will be paid after each six (6) months of work completed. Learn more about the incentive program here: https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/unc-medical-center-unc-faculty-physicians-outpatient-commitment-incentive-program

This position will be working with UNC Orthopaedics 

Job Summary:

Provides a variety of services associated with orthopedic casting procedures to patients, their families, and other health care providers.  Patient care is performed in accordance with physician's orders and work is supervised by a physician.


Description of Job Responsibilities:
1. Ensures that adequate supplies of plaster, padding, linen, bandages, splints and related materials are available in each procedure room.
2. Ensures that all equipment, including cast saws, cast tables, and assorted hardware (pin cutters, drills, screwdrivers, etc.) are ready and in proper working condition.
3. Ensures that pertinent clinic notes and x-rays are available for each patient. Escorts patient to exam rooms and prepares patient for exam/treatment. Orients patients, enters ancillary orders and directs patients to studies.
4. Instructs patients and families in use and care of immobilizing devices. Reinforces routine instructions given to patients by other healthcare providers. Distributes patient education materials.
5. Observes, collects and documents patient information obtained while providing care. Reports significant changes or pertinent information to licensed personnel.
6. Provides care/treatments to patients as outlined in plan of care including, but not limited to measurement of vital signs, height and weight. Performs skin preps/scrubs and simple wound care and assists with clinic-based procedures. Creates, applies, and removes immobilizing devices such as splints, wet plaster and fiberglass casts.


Education Requirements:

High School diploma or GED

Licensure/Certification Requirements:

No licensure or certification required.

Professional Experience Requirements:

One (1) year of direct patient care in a clinical setting including six (6) months of closely related experience

If employee has certification as a Ortho Tech (NBCOT), no years of experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:



Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Faculty Physicians

Organization Unit: SOM Amb Care-ACC-Orthopa 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

Salary per hour: $18.07 - $22.59 (minimum - midpoint)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Appointment Type: Onsite


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System. 


Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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