JOB POSTING #898440
Position: ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGIST
Site: TORONTO WESTERN HOSPITAL
Department: ARTHRITIS PROGRAM
Reports To: MANAGER
Hourly rate: $31.45 - $39.31 per hour
Hours: Varies (various start times)
As an integral member of the Arthritis Program, the ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGIST collaborates with members of the health care team, primarily in the Orthopedic department and the Hand Clinic and occasionally in other areas such as emergency, rehabilitation services, neurosurgery and plastic surgery departments, the principal responsibilities include: application, adjustment and removal of regular and specialized casts and splints, including: bi-valving, wedging and windowing of casts; assessing wound condition and incisions prior to orthopedic treatment; applying and changing sterile dressings, consulting the Orthopedic/Hand Surgeon when complications are identified; removing sutures, staples and pins relating to external fixation, fabricating/applying splints and bandages, including: velpeau bandages, Jones bandages, clavicle straps, humeral splints, finger splints, knee and ankle braces, knee immobilizers etc.; maintenance of equipment in the orthopedic and hand clinics and the management of supplies; preparing written and/or electronic reports to document all procedures; completing and entering the necessary requisitions and X-ray orders for the Orthopedic/Hand Surgeon; participating in teaching/educational, safety and quality improvement activities/programs, including: serving as a technical advisor to Hospital personnel (i.e. technicians, members of the health care team and students), on matters pertaining to orthopedic devices, equipment and supplies; providing assistance to the Orthopedic/Hand Surgeon during surgical procedure(s) under direct supervision of the Surgeon performing other patient care responsibilities to facilitate the provision of optimal patient care; observing and understanding Hospital and departmental policies and procedures; adhering to Hospital, departmental and the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technologists (C.S.O.T.) value statements while maintaining patient confidentiality; performing cross-functional duties, as assigned and/or requested; performing other duties consistent with job classification as required.
Minimum completion of Grade XII, or recognized equivalent
Completion of a recognized Orthopedic Technologist program, apprenticeship program and sponsorship by an orthopedic or physician recognized equivalent
Nursing and medical background an asset
Three (3) years Orthopedic Technologist experience
Experience working in a hospital clinic setting preferred
Current registration with Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technologist (C.S.O.T.)
Member of local chapter of the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technologists
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem recognition and problem solving-skills
Effective time management skills; ability to organize work and set priorities
Ability to work accurately under very stressful conditions in a fast paced environment and multitask effectively
Ability to lift and move patients, stand, walk, bend, reach, push, pull, lift, carry, climb on a continuous basis without physical discomfort
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
POSTED DATE: May 12, 2022 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.