Orthopaedic Technician - Fracture Clinic - OTMH
Halton Healthcare Services
Oakville, ON
Posting #: 2019-850284

Non Union

Position: Orthopaedic Technologist

Department: Ambulatory Care - Fracture Clinic

Status: Part-time (must provide availability up to 0.2 FTE)

Hours: Monday to Friday, various rotating 8 hour shifts (Hours subject to change based on operational needs)

Site: Oakville

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.

This is what you’ll be doing:
The successful incumbent will work under the direction of physicians and in collaboration with other members of the health care team; provide care to clients with orthopaedic problems through the application, adjustment and removal of a variety of casts, splints and traction fittings; perform casting services primarily in the Fracture Clinic setting; dressing removal, removal sutures, staples and pins related to external fixation; cast application (including specialized casts, fracture braces using plaster or synthetic materials; measures and fit patients for othopaedic devices and ambulatory aids; instruction of patients regarding care and proper use of appliances; assist in the application, maintenance and adjustment of traction including patient education; fabricate and apply splints and bandages; instruction of Patient/family in the care of the cast, slab or brace; order and maintain equipment and orthopaedic supplies; collaborate with other health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists as required; interact with other departments to obtain the resources needed to assist in patient care.

This is what you’ll need to do it:
Halton Healthcare is seeking individuals who are competent in their chosen profession; patient/customer focused; team players; effective communicators; caring and respectful and are fiscally responsible.

High School graduate or equivalent
Graduate from a recognized Orthopaedic Technologist Programme sanctioned by the C.S.O.T or equivalent training and experience.
Basic understanding of anatomy
Ability to apply and remove all types of casts, splints and orthopaedic devices
Understanding of theory and application skin and skeletal traction
Understanding of the proper application of aseptic technique in dressing change, pin and suture removal, setting up of surgical fields
Previous experience in Meditech preferably with Client Server platform, Order Entry and Electronic Medical Record applications
Satisfactory employment and attendance record

Date Posted: October 8, 2019

Internal Applications Due by: October 15, 2019

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at www.haltonhealthcare.com directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. , We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns