Cast Brace Technician- Crown Point , Part Time Days

Company UChicago Medicine Northwest Indiana, Inc.
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(5/1/2024 10:51 AM)
Job ID
New Position Type
PT (Under 20 Hrs)
CBA Code

Job Description

Join a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine Crown Point, located in Crown Point, Indiana as a Cast Brace Technician. UChicago Medicine is an integrated academic and community health system with multiple primary medical facilities within the surrounding suburbs of Chicago.  UChicago Medicine, Crown Point is a new two-story, 130,000-square-foot multispecialty care center and micro-hospital in Northwest Indiana for what will be the academic health system's largest off-site facility and its first freestanding building in Indiana. 


Under the direct supervision of the Orthopedic Surgeons, the Cast Brace Technician will assist in the performance of orthopedic procedures and cast application, independently applying and/or modifying casts and/or braces.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Evaluate and treat patients with impaired function due to traumatic injury or disease in daily clinics.
  • Apply, adjust, and remove plaster and fiberglass casts.
  • Set up and adjust traction equipment for patients.
  • Prepare molds for foot orthotic devices and modify these devices under the direction of the foot and ankle physicians.
  • Purchase and maintain inventory of cast material and equipment, braces, splints, special braces, traction materials and equipment, foot orthotic materials and equipment.
  • Order and re-stock supplies and equipment as necessary.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and developments in casting and bracing.
  • Maintain work area and equipment.
  • Other duties as requested to assure excellent patient care.


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years of college level training or equivalent in casting and bracing techniques.
  • Minimum of 2 years Orthopedic Technician experience within an orthopedic practice preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently handle contacts with patients, physicians, and other healthcare workers courteously and pleasantly to provide prompt and efficient attention to the medical care of the patient.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and express oneself both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with an electronic medical record (EMR).


License or Certifications:

  • Completion of Certificate Program in Orthopedic Technology preferred.


Position Details:

  • Position Type: Part-Time (.4FTE)
  • Shift: Days – Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Unit/Department: MultiSpecialty Clinic
  • CBA Code: Non-Union

Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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