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Applies and removes casts per physician prescription. Complements and supports the nurse in providing care to patients/families according to established standards of care. Supports the unit in the maintenance and safety of supplies, equipment, and the environment.
- Applies and removes casts according to physician specification, including the appropriate selection of materials, padding and trimming
- Verifies physician's order for type of cast, cast material and special instructions.
- Selects appropriate padding and stockinette appropriate to the patient's condition, age, surgery anatomy and the cast material specified by the physician.
- Applies padding to the skin and bony prominences.
- Applies cast material so that the reduction/alignment is maintained as ordered by the physician.
- Provides information about skin integrity, cast fit and other data collected, to the appropriate professional, nurse or physician.
- Inspects edges of casts for smoothness, and for signs of pressure and tightness.
- Demonstrates ability to apply and remove casts and splints according to physician specification, including the appropriate selection of materials, padding and trimming.
- Demonstrates awareness of the plan of care for the individual patient; supports nurses and physicians as applicable.
- Provides and maintains a safe environment for patients, family and staff.
- Maintain cultural and diversity appreciation when dealing with patients, visitors, co-workers and other customers.
- Promote a supportive, team-work oriented environment.
- Support departmental responsibilities consistent with the long-range plan, mission, vision and values of the hospital.
- High School diploma
- American Heart Association Heartsaver certification
- Basic nursing skills, e.g., one year as nursing attendant, emergency technician experience, Armed Services Medical Corps, or Orthopedic Technologist.
- Strong patient centered approach with a strong emphasis on providing exemplary, world-class customer service
- Self-motivated and proactive; a team player who knows how to think critically in a fast-paced, challenging environment.