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Orthopedic Technologist - Operating Room (Casual)


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. 



Orthopedic Technologist - BCCH OR SURGICAL SUITE

Reference # 70564

Casual Opportunities

Wage: 27.09 to $29.91 per hour
BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC



In this role, you will:

  • Assist 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.
  • 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 in good working order.
  • Assemble equipment for positioning and posturing orthopedic patients and for use by the physicians and nurses, as required.
  • 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, as required.
  • Under the supervision of a surgeon and/or nurse, apply tourniquet, as required. 




You hold:

  • Current registration with the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technicians, and have graduated 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 the 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.  


If this sounds like you, apply now! 


About Us


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. 


BCCH is part 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.



Labor AgreementFacilities Subsector
Requisition #70564-2303613
Work SiteBCCH
Additional Location DetailsBC Children's Hospital
Job TypeCasual, Part-Time
Salary/Rate$26.10 - $28.82 / Hour
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