Job Summary : Department Profile :
Department Profile :
Allied Health Division will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties, as well as services to the obstetrical and gynecological inpatients.
The focus will be on acute inpatient care, however services will also be provided to specialized outpatient clinics and outpatient populations that require a service.
Job Summary :
Orthopedic Cast Technician provides care and support to patients by performing orthopedic related technical procedures such as the application, adjustment and removal of casts, splints and braces and assembles traction apparatus under the supervision of a physician.
Key Accountabilities :
Greets and prepares patients requiring pediatric orthopedic services, responds to patients needs and manages patient flow
Assists with diagnostic tests and clinical procedures as required
Assists the orthopedic surgeon(s) and / or nursing / allied health staff to comprehensively manage and rehabilitate sick and disabled patients with fractured bones
Assists in evaluation and application of casts and orthopedic appliances
Applies, adjusts and removes casts, assembles traction apparatus, fits strappings and splints to pediatric orthopedic patients following established procedures for patient care and safety
Provides education to the patient and family on the proper care and use of casts and orthopedic appliances and advises on patient mobility assistance as required
Changes wound dressings and removes sutures and staples using appropriate aseptic techniques. Ensures standard precautions for anticipated contact with blood and infectious materials
Documents accurately relevant clinical information in the patient chart, schedules patient appointments and performs clerical duties as required
Prepares, cleans, maintains and sterilizes equipment and instruments and disposes of contaminated items and keeps examination rooms clean and orderly
Maintains an inventory of orthopedic supplies and equipment and ensures that casting and other relevant instruments / consumables are always available and reports equipment failure to their supervisor promptly
Performs on call duties and shift assignments as required by the orthopedic services.
Participates actively in continuing education, attending educational activities and committees as requested
Maintains strict patient confidentiality
Follows all hospital related policies and procedures
Participates in education, training and development, as applicable
Performs other related duties as assigned
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Essential Requirements :
Vocational or Technical training in Orthopedic Technology or equivalent
2+ years of relevant experience
Certification as a cast technician in country of origin
Demonstrated ability to apply and integrate knowledge and skills into practice
Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in care, application, and safe removal of casting specialized to pediatric orthopedics (e.
g. hip spica, Ponseti casts, etc.)
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in application of specialized braces including Pavlik Harness, Hip Abduction braces, Clubfoot Foot Abduction Orthosis (FAO), etc
Excellent communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Fluency in written and spoken English
Preferred Requirements :
Diploma or Associates Degree in Orthopedic Technology
Experience working with disabled or injured populations
Experience with training individuals in the use of gait aids