Orthopedic Casting Technician

US-TX-Houston
Job ID
2017-13072
# Positions
1
Posted Date
2 weeks ago(11/30/2017 12:38 PM)
Category
Technician

Why Us?

With a mantra of Empowering Human Potential, Hanger, Inc. is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) services and products, offering the most advanced O&P solutions, clinically differentiated programs and unsurpassed customer service. Hanger's Patient Care segment is the largest owner and operator of O&P patient care clinics nationwide. Through its Products & Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions to the broader market. Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War, Hanger is steeped in 150 years of clinical excellence and innovation with a vision to be the partner of choice for products and services that enhance human physical capability. Collectively, Hanger employees touch thousands of lives each day, helping people achieve new levels of mobility and freedom.

 

Hanger, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer - female/minority/disability/vet.

Could This Be For You?

Assists physician and nursing personnel with orthopedic casting procedures to include the application and removal of a variety of casts and splints.  Provides continuity of post-op care casting, splinting and bracing, documents all treatment in patient medical records. Assists physician with medication, medical supplies/equipment during minor office/clinic procedures involving incisions, excisions, sutures etc.

Your Impact

  • Assists physician and nursing personnel with orthopedic casting procedures to include the application and removal of a variety of casts and splints.
  • Assists with routine examination and treatment procedures to include removing cast, cleaning wounds and applying dressings.
  • Provides continuity of post-op care casting, splinting and bracing, documents all treatment in patient medical records.
  • Assists physician with medication, medical supplies/equipment during minor office/clinic procedures involving incisions, excisions, sutures etc.
  • Maintains appropriate par level of supplies, medication and instruments, placing orders in timely fashion.
  • Maintains exam rooms and cast room fully stocked and ensures that the rooms are cleaned after each patient.
  • Responsible for maintaining coding procedures for modalities and supplies utilized to include physical labor cost for application, assessment and fitting, in accordance to HCFA, CPT codes, and descriptions and charge master codes.
  • Facilitates patient flow and assist physician and nursing personnel with coordination of patient care.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Hand skills necessary to use laboratory tools safely and effectively.
  • Knowledge of biomechanical principles.
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communications skills for reporting information to patient and staff.
  • Ability to discern individual needs of patient.
  • Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize and plan for the purpose of meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • A valid driver’s license and driving record within the standards outlined within Hanger’s Motor Vehicle Safety Policy and Procedures required.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience preferred but not required.
  • Medical Assistant Certification, Casting Technician Certification or Licensed Orthotic Assist Certification preferred but not required.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift patients using biomedical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds of weight alone.
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand, and reach constantly during a work day/shift.
  • Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people, and understand written direction.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions.
  • Ability to push wheeled equipment throughout the facility.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for scheduling and preparing patients, equipment, and supplies for treatment.

Ability to participate in sustained activities for many hours in duration in accordance with state labor laws.

Hanger, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or harassment because of race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, special disabled veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. The Company will comply fully with all applicable state or local fair employment laws that forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of other protected characteristics. Retaliation against any employee for filing or supporting a complaint of discrimination or harassment is prohibited.​​

Additional Success Factors

  • Act with integrity in all ways and at all times, remaining honest, transparent, and respectful in all relationships.
  • Keep the patient at the center of everything that you do, building lifelong trust.
  • Foster open collaboration and constructive dialogue with everyone around you.
  • Continuously innovate new solutions, influencing and responding to change.
  • Focus on superior outcomes, and calibrate work processes for outstanding results.

Our Investment in You

  • Competitive salary.
  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.

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