Integral part of a clinical evaluation team to evaluate musculoskeletal needs and seating required to increase function/independence and reduce/eliminate wounds. Independently repairs and adjusts existing seating and adaptive equipment.
Evaluates, fabricates and fits all types of non-complex seating/adaptive equipment to holistically address how the patient would best engage in their environment. Use the most appropriate methods and materials under direct/indirect supervision of seating practitioner II or III to achieve desired goals for the patient. Meeting department standards for quality and customer satisfaction is required.
Specific duties are determined by the work setting or patient population served; however, in all positions, serving patients with challenging and complex conditions requires a concentration of specialized staff able to work in highly coordinated teams. We organize care around each patient’s condition which requires staff at multiple levels and across many departments to exhibit exceptional teamwork qualities including communicating efficiently and effectively and adopting the behaviors required for high functioning integrated teams, consistent with our Gillette CARES expectations.
Meet established due dates for delivery of all types of non-complex seating/adaptive equipment while maintaining department quality standards.
Ability to prioritize workloads and multi-task with short turnaround times.
Gillette emphasizes positive, professional interactions with patients, families, caregivers and other healthcare professionals.
This position works with paints, foams, adhesives, and solvents 20% of time. This position operates cutting and grinding machinery 40% of time, and requires lifting of supplies and patient transfers 20% of time. Travel to Outreach clinics is required, and offers great opportunities to assist patients in rural areas, enhancing overall skills and providing a much needed service in Greater Minnesota.
Competent with hand and power tools
Creative technical problem solving ability
Excellent communication skills with patients, families, and coworkers
Understanding of all types of non-complex seating products Gillette produces
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to travel to Greater Minnesota clinic locations
Current CPR certification through American Heart Association or must obtain certification within 90-days of hire
Must have a current, valid and good standing driver’s license
About Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is an independent pediatric hospital specializing in treating children who have complex conditions, rare disorders and traumatic injuries that affect the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. Gillette providers help patients—including adults who have conditions that began during childhood— improve their health, achieve greater well-being, and enjoy life.
In addition to our 60-bed hospital, we have nine primary clinic or hub locations, 11 outreach sites, and one adult clinic. We serve more than 25,000 patients each year. Our integrated care model means we organize care around a child's condition. Experts from multiple areas work together in highly coordinated teams. Patients can often see all of their providers on the same day/visit block. The goal is to reduce disparities in accessing and coordinating care for patients in order to improve outcomes and increase value.
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