Orthopedic Tech (Full Time, Day Shift)

Nicklaus Children's Health System
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Job Details

  • Location: Miami, FL, 33155
  • Date Posted: 1 month ago
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Req Number: 22327
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Job Summary


Performs surgical and non-surgical orthopedic procedures under the direction of the Leader or Physician.


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Previous work experience in a hospital , clinic, or medical office providing direct orthopedic technology care to patients (OR) completion of Technical Orthopedic Technologist program.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applies, adjusts, and removes all common orthopedic devices.
  • Assists physicians and performs patient care activities as scheduled or as needed.
  • Cleans equipment after each use and maintains a safe and clean work environment.
  • Completes assigned patients rounds in a timely manner.
  • Completes program-related documentation according to departmental guidelines.
  • Apply, modify, and remove upper and lower extremity casts.
  • Exhibits aseptic techniques in dressing change, removal of sutures or staples, and setting up surgical fields and functional application of skin and skeletal traction.
  • Enters charges, required patient information, and other data into the computer in an accurate and timely manner according to departmental guidelines.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication and reporting relationships with the Chief Orthopedic Technologist.
  • Interprets, with guidance and supervision, simple fractures and dislocations on x-ray films.
  • Performs in an operating room environment under the direct supervision of a surgeon.


  • Certified by NAOT or eligible for certification highly preferred.
  • CPR: HeartSaver highly preferred.
  • Completed orthopedic technologist training preferred.
  • Ability to apply casts with appropriate molding as per standard protocol or as directed by Practitioner.
  • Ability to apply the following: clubfoot cast, shoulder spica, hip spica, etc.
  • Ability to apply/set up skeletal/skin traction.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize routines to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ability to problem solves to adapt standard procedures to the individual client's needs.
  • Interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Knowledge of cast wedging as directed by practitioner.