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Durable Medical Equipment (DME)/Cast Tech

Orthopedic Associates of Middletown Middletown, CT

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.

  • Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; reporting patient history summary.

  • dressing removal - assess the condition of wounds prior to cast applications. Consult with physicians for further orders when problems are identified. Debride wounds as directed

  • cast application - (including specialized casts, fracture braces, body casts, Halo body casts) using plaster or synthetic materials. This involves adjusting, removing, repairing, bivalving, wedging and windowing of casts

  • measure and fit patients for orthopedic braces, devices and ambulatory aids. Instruct patients regarding care and proper use. Assist in the application, maintenance and adjustment of traction (skin, skeletal and manual). This includes patient education of traction therapy.

  • remove sutures, staples and pins related to external fixation

  • prepare injectable medications as per physician orders · fabricate and apply splints and bandages (ie., finger splints, velpeau bandages, pressure dressings, humeral splints, knee splints, etc.)

  • instruct patient/family in the care of the cast, splint or brace as well as skin care. Reinforce the teaching of the medical information given by the physician regarding the specific injury, treatment plan and anticipated results

  • order and maintain equipment and inventory. Manage orthopedic supplies

  • collaborate with other health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, as require

  • interact with other departments (electronic health records, radiology, service coordination) to obtain the resources needed to assist in patient care

  • maintain patient dignity and confidentiality ·

  • provide on the job instruction and demonstration of casting techniques to other health professionals (medical students, interns, residents) as requested · maintain accurate notes and records

Orthopedic Associates of Middletown

Why Work Here?

Innovative, premier orthopedic practice that supports it's entire team

Comprehensive Resources Completely On-Site Complementing the superb care provided by our surgeons and other medical professionals, we have a full complement of services to ensure optimal outcomes, along with ultimate patient convenience. Within our Middletown campus, you'll benefit from our on-site diagnostic equipment, including the most advanced digital x-ray. If your treatment requires surgery, we have a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art surgery center next door. You're at the Center of our Center of Excellence We've gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure that Orthopedic Associates provides you with exceptional care. In addition to assembling some of the nation's leading specialists in orthopedic medicine, we've built a unique center of excellence, along with a reputation of outstanding patient outcomes. It's all to provide the type of patient experience that people might travel the world to receive. But for residents of every age in Central Connecticut, it's all right here, all in your backyard.

Address

512 Saybrook Rd., Middletown, CT 06457
Middletown, CT
USA
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