BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH)
cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
is an agency of the
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:
• Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Orthopedic Technologist – Operating Room
Reference # 70564
Wage: $26.10 to $28.82 per hour
BC Children’s Hospital
The Orthopedic Technologist assists in various cast room and clinical duties, maintains all related equipment and rooms, and assists physicians with positioning and lifting of patients for surgery, consistent with established policies, standards and philosophy at British Columbia Children’s Hospital.
Please note this position is casual on-call.
Example of Duties & Accountabilities
Assists the physician as required for both booked and emergency patients by applying, modifying, adjusting, and/or removing braces, splints, and casts using a variety of techniques and materials; removing sutures and staples; applying and removing external hardware (e.g., pins); instructing patients, parents, and/or guardians regarding cast care and skin care.
Documents all care given to the patient on the ambulatory registration form, OR record (i.e., application of tourniquet), or appropriate health record form.
Prepares cast room and operating room tables for special procedures and maintains orthopedic equipment such as plaster knives, cast saws, and equipment in good working order.
Assembles equipment for positioning and posturing orthopedic patients and for use by the physicians and nurses, as required.
Sets up traction as directed by an Orthopedic Surgeon, instructs patients on the use of traction equipment, monitors equipment operation, and makes adjustments as directed by a physician.
Under the direction of the physicians and nurses, assists with positioning and posturing patients for operations and supports patients’ limbs during surgical preparation, as required.
Under the supervision of a surgeon and/or nurse, applies tourniquet, as required.
Education, Training and Experience
Graduation from a recognized program in Orthopedic Technology, current registration with the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technicians plus two years recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level I.
Skills & Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
Ability to deal effectively with others.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
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The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.