Feb 22, 2022 / Spotlight

Get to Know our Staff: Stacy James, Fracture Clinic

What is your job title/your role at Scottish Rite for Children?
I am a cast technician in the Fracture Clinic.

What do you do on a daily basis or what sort of duties do you have at work?
I am one of four cast techs on the Fracture team at the Frisco campus. I get to apply and remove different types of casts, as well as apply durable medical equipment. I also explain home exercise programs with the patients as we remove their cast. I literally feel like I am not working because I love what I do!

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite? How long have you worked here? 
When I was 9 years old, I had a bone cyst in my leg and fractured through it, crushing the upper third of the fibular shaft. I had an inch and a half of my fibula removed around the cyst. Through the recovery process, I was able to see the X-rays as the bone remodeled. I was fascinated in how the human body was able to heal following something like that and that was when I knew I wanted to help others with broken bones. When I was in my 20s, I went to medical assistant school and started working in an orthopedic office in Plano. I got lots of on-the-job experience casting! I also learned about Scottish Rite and its mission. From that moment on, I knew that I wanted to work here. I also knew that I wanted a job where I would be able to work with casts. Fast forward 30 years, and I am finally here! And my primary job is cast application!

What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite? 
It’s a close call between the community and then the joy of my job. Not only do I get to work with kids, but I also get to work with the sports, general orthopedics and fracture teams. This job is amazing because of the teamwork from every department.

Tell us something about your job that others might not already know.  
I really do get to do arts and casts. I put all kinds of things on them – glitter, tattoos, hearts, googly eyes, you name it! I’ve even been known to cast a stuffed animal or doll to match a patient’s cast.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been? 
I love spelunking, also known as cave exploring. The most interesting cave I’ve been inside of is The Old Spanish Treasure Cave in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas.
If you could be on a gameshow, which one would it be and why?
Family Feud, I think my family would be great!
What’s one fun fact about yourself?  
I know all words to the SpongeBob theme song and have even been known to sing it out loud while casting. 

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