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Orthopedic Technologist, Operating Room - BC Children's Hospital

Orthopedic Technologist, Operating Room – BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver BC

Casual Opportunities Available

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.  

What you’ll do

  • Assist the physician for both booked and emergency patients by applying, modifying, adjusting, and/or removing braces, splints, and casts, removing sutures and staples; applying and removing external hardware (e.g., pins); and instructing patients, parents and/or guardians regarding cast and skin care.
  • Document all care given to the patient on the ambulatory registration form, OR record (i.e., application of tourniquet) or appropriate health record form.
  • Prepare cast room and operating room tables for special procedures and maintain orthopedic equipment such as plaster knives, cast saws, and equipment.
  • Assemble equipment for positioning and posturing orthopedic patients and for use by the physicians and nurses.
  • Set up traction as directed by an Orthopedic Surgeon, instruct patients on the use of traction equipment, monitor equipment operation, and make adjustments as directed by a physician.
  • Under the direction of the physicians and nurses, assist with positioning and posturing patients for operations and support patients’ limbs during surgical preparation.
  • Under the supervision of a surgeon and/or nurse, apply tourniquet as required. 

What you bring

  • Current registration with the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technicians.
  • Graduation from a recognized program in Orthopedic Technology.
  • Two (2) years’ recent, related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 
  • CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level I.  

 You have demonstrated ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Physically perform the duties of the job.
  • Deal effectively with others.
  • Organize work.
  • Operate related equipment.  

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Casual - 2 Positions
Wage: $26.10-$28.82 per hour
Location: 4480 Oak St, Vancouver BC
Requisition #
70564/84583

What we do

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) bcchildrens.ca, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.

PHSA plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.