Orthopedic Technician

SSM HealthSSM Health

Saint Louis ,MO ,US
Job Description
Provides assistance with the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a registered nurse or provider (physician or advanced practice provider).


  • Applies and removes splints and casts.
  • Repairs, maintains and adjusts casting material during treatment regimen as necessary for patient safety and comfort.
  • Assesses cast material needs and application techniques for patients.
  • Measures and fits patients for hinged braces, orders appliances and documents measurements and results.
  • Provides patient and family education regarding cast/splint application, care and removal.
  • Documents events in the patient's medical record (blood pressures, etc.).  Respects and maintains confidentiality of patient's medical record.
  • Provides escort for orthopedic patients within clinic when necessary.
  • Participates in telephone screening of cast patients for cast education, referral to nurse, physician and appointment desk.
  • Assists with surgical procedures done in the procedure room.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • One additional year of training and one year relevant orthopedic experience


  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Frequent use of hearing to distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent reaching, gripping, and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, crawling, kneeling, sitting, squatting and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional use of vision to judge distances and spatial relationships.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving patients.
  • Occasional use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Occasional driving.
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