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Registered Orthopaedic Technologist - (14-0134)

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Job Description

Union: SEIU Service

Position: Registered Orthopaedic Technologist

Site: General

Unit/Department: Emergency

Reports To: Andrea Ennis, Clinical Team Manager

Hours: 0.2 FTE (15 hours bi-weekly), days/evenings/nights, 8 hour shifts, including weekends

Status: Part Time Regular

Base Rate of Pay: $24.8122 per hour

North York General Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada’s leading community hospitals. We offer our culturally diverse community a wide range of acute care, ambulatory and long-term care services across three sites. The hospital embraces health by providing innovative and compassionate care for the whole family at every stage of life.

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs and/or assists with Fracture Room and related activities in the care of orthopaedic patients. Functions under the direction of an Emergency Department physician. All roles are essential in providing a safe and healthy environment for patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and others by ensuring that health and safety policies are followed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade XII
  • Orthopaedic Technologist Diploma
  • CSOT membership required.
  • Computer skills an asset; basic nursing functions.
  • Knowledge/experience in Emergency and/or Ambulatory Care programs and Community Services.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including ability to explain the care of orthopaedic appliances to patient/family and other staff.
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to interpret and follow medical directions.
  • Ability to interpret fractures and dislocations on x-ray film.
  • Bilingualism in French/English an asset.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports and adheres to Hospital and Emergency Services Program policies and procedures.
  • Fabricates, adjusts and removes orthopaedic devices. Applies mobilization and immobilization devices.
  • Application of specialized casts, i.e., fracture brace, body cast, application and removal of Halo body cast.
  • Day to day planning and coordination of Ambulatory Care, patient flow, discharge and follow-up patient care.
  • Applies skin, skeletal and manual traction.
  • Records and reports appropriately.
  • Maintains procedural competence.
Job Title
Registered Orthopaedic Technologist
Requisition #
14-0134
Category
Clinical Professional