Saint Paul, MN, USA
This position will be required to apply all types and complexities of casts. This position is often required to work under the direct supervision of a physician and/or nurse practitioner. This position is required to provide casting services in the operating room in accordance with operating room procedures and protocols. This position must demonstrate a high level of competency in the areas of cast application, cast removal, traction techniques, and casting protocols.
Hours/schedule will fluctuate between 8:00am-4:30pm & 9:00am-5:30pm Monday-Friday, with on-call Saturday rotation requirements (every 8-10 weeks). The hours on the Saturday rotation are 8:00am-12:00pm. This person will split their time between our St. Paul & Burnsville locations.
Compensation & Benefits
The hourly wage for this opportunity is $23.62/hour to $35.43/hour, with a median wage of $29.52/hour. Pay is dependent on several factors including relevant work experience, education, certification & licensure, and internal equity. Hourly pay just one part of the compensation package for employees. Gillette supports career progression and offers a competitive benefits package that includes a retirement savings match, tuition and certification reimbursement, paid time off, and health and wellness benefits.
Primary Job Responsibilities
- Work as an integral part of the casting team to provide consistent delivery of quality patient care.
- Accurately evaluate prescriptions and effectively communicate with providers.
- Provide patient care per Gillette, Joint Commission quality standards.
- Is able to independently apply all types and complexities of casting and or splinting as assigned by the department supervisor.
- Maintain constant awareness of safe patient handling including lifting, transfers, and positioning, requesting assistance whenever necessary or appropriate.
- Complete the comprehensive training checklist per requirements of the department.
- Works directly with physicians, therapists, and other health care professionals.
- Collaborate with healthcare team to determine proper intervention.
- Evaluate completion of specific goals.
- Demonstrates proficient access to Gillette clinical information systems and completes documentation in a correct, thorough, and prompt manner.
- Complete documentation promptly, effectively detailing events of the appointment including; initial assessment, cast application/removal, patient/family education and details of the plan for follow-up.
- Ensures individual work areas and exam rooms are regularly cleaned and kept orderly to promote a safe and efficient work area.
- Must be ROT (Registered Orthopaedic Technologist) or OTC (Orthopaedic Technologist Certified) certified within 24 months.
- Prior experience working with patients in a clinic or hospital setting, or completion of a medical-related degree.
- Travel to offsite clinics.
- Current CPR; BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association) certification or obtain certification within 90-days of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated proficiency in interpersonal communication related to patients, families, co-workers, and providers.
- Interest in working with children and adolescents with disabilities and their family
- Understands medical terminology.
- Must maintain high degree of professionalism
- Must foster positive and inclusive work environment for both patients and peers.
- Experience with casting, traction, splinting, and orthopedic appliance skills.
- Prior experience with pediatric patients in the field of orthopedics or casting.
- Military training as a medic or corpsman in the field of orthopedics.
- Is enrolled in or has successfully completed an orthopedics school program meeting minimum standards set by the National Association of Orthopedic Technologists (NAOT), or the American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP).
Gillette requires all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless there is a Gillette-approved medical or religious exemption. New hires will be required to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to starting employment and submit proof of 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine prior to 1st day. Gillette also requires all employees to receive the influenza vaccine or wear an approved face mask during influenza season. The flu vaccine can be done at the time of the health clearance appointment.
Gillette Children’s is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse team, as we know that the diverse experiences of our employees make Gillette a stronger and better organization. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment where all patients, families and staff are welcomed and valued. We believe diverse perspectives and identities foster excellence, improve patient care and are essential for Gillette to fulfill its mission. Our team members collaborate to help patients of all backgrounds and abilities reach their full potential.
Gillette Children’s is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of an individual’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation or gender identity, military status or any other class protected by federal, state or local laws.
Gillette Children’s is a global beacon of care for patients with brain, bone and movement conditions that start in childhood. Our research, treatment and supportive technologies enable every child to lead a full life defined by their dreams, not their diagnoses.
To learn more about working at Gillette Children’s, please visit https://www.gillettechildrens.org/careers.
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