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Orthopedic Technician

NL Health Services - 1,058 Jobs
Saint Anthony, NL
Entry Level
Posted 19 days ago

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Orthopedic Technician - Relief
Temporary Call-In
Location: St. Anthony, NL

The primary purpose of this position is to perform skilled work in support of the orthopedic services in clinics, emergency departments and operating rooms within a hospital, under the general direction of an Orthopedic Specialist. Duties include the application and adjustment of casts, splints, and other orthopedic devices.


" Minimum: 2-year Diploma in Licensed Practical Nursing;
" Licensure for the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador;
" Training recognized by the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technologists;
" Training under a Registered Orthopedic Technologist and/or Orthopedic Surgeons;
" Minimum: 1-2 years of experience preferred;
" Member of the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technologists C.S.O.T.;
" The successful applicant will be required to submit a satisfactory certificate of conduct.

Duties and Responsibilities: (Include but not limited to)

" Plaster and synthetic cast applications; responsible for instructing patients on treatment and cast care;
" Adjustment and removal of a variety of casts, splints, and traction;
" Apply and remove dressings; assess condition of the wound prior to further treatment (i.e. casting, splinting);
" Cast applications - this involves adjusting, removing, repairing, replacing, bivalving, wedging, and windowing of a cast;
" Measure and fit patient for orthopedic devices and ambulatory aid; instruct patient regarding care and proper use;
" Assist in the application, maintenance and adjustment of traction;
" Order and maintain inventory and equipment;
" Complete the form to bill the patient and forward bill to Financial Services;
" Receive equipment out on loan to patient and fill out proper forms so patient can be refunded (i.e. crutches);
" Maintain up-to-date price list;
" Instruct patients/families in the care of casts, and back slabs, as well as skin care, and treatment plan;
" Collaborate with other health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists, as required;
" Charting, documentation, and maintenance of accurate notes and records;
" Apply specialized casts (i.e. body cast, hip spica casts);
" Maintain clinic statistics;
" Other related duties as required.

" CG-28 of the NAPE HS Salary Scales, $25.87 - 28.65 per hour.

Hours of Work:

" Temporary Call-In.

Interested applicants please submit resume, stating competition number 2024000097N

Competition Number: 2024000097
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About NL Health Services

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With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 510,550 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 22,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

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