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Orthopaedic Technologist - Perm. PT (2019-111)

Explore a role with Collingwood General & Marine Hospital (CGMH) and live your ideal lifestyle. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, you have the opportunity to enjoy the 4-season recreational community. CGMH is a 70-bed facility serving more than 60,000 permanent residents and 3.5 million annual visitors to the communities of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview and the Blue Mountains. CGMH is an acute care hospital providing emergency care, diagnostic services including lab, imaging and cardio respiratory therapy, as well as two inpatient units (medicine and surgery). In addition, CGMH provides care in specialty areas including obstetrics, orthopaedics, intensive care and surgery. The Hospital also provides outpatient care including dialysis and a wide range of clinics including mental health and rehabilitation services. There are endless opportunities for families, adventure seekers, boaters, foodies and so much more.

Corporate Culture

At Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, we are anchored by our vision, mission and values and guided by our strategic directions. If you exhibit the core values of CGMH; Inclusive, Caring, Accountable, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Adaptable, we want you to join us in providing exceptional services to our patient and their families.

The Opportunity:

The Orthopaedic Technologist role functions efficiently and in a professional manner in all aspects of orthopaedic patient care within Surgical Services and the Emergency Dept. As an Allied Health Professional, the Orthopaedic Technologist(s) work independently and collaboratively to provide care and support to the patient. The Orthopaedic Technologist possesses knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, orthopaedic conditions, wound healing, fracture healing and complications.

The Orthopaedic Technologist is a trained individual who performs their duties under the direction of a Physician. The Orthopaedic Technologist collaborates with other members of the health care team, primarily as it relates to orthopaedic presentations.Casting services are provided to both inpatients and outpatients, usually in the orthopaedic clinic, but also as needed in the inpatient areas and operating rooms. The Orthopaedic Technologist organizes their workload and fulfills the responsibilities of the position with a high degree of autonomy, within established guidelines and procedures.

Location: Surgical Services/Emergency Dept.

Employment Type: Permanent, Part-time

Start Date: September, 2019

Hours of Work: Day Shifts (8 hours), 7 Days a week

Wage Range (Hourly):$32.97 - $40.55


This position also includes 8% vacation pay and 14% pay in lieu of benefits as well as access to the Employee & Family Assistance Program and access to CGMH Perkopolis discounts. CGMH endorses the Health Care Providers Group Insurance Plan which provides Group Benefits for you and your eligible dependents by enrollment only.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assessment of patients presenting with orthopaedic injuries/conditions
  • Teach patient and family regarding wound care, cast care and skin care based on knowledge of potential problem and follow up assessment of the patient/family learning needs
  • Maintenance of orthopaedic equipment and supplies
  • Fabrication, application, adjustment and removal of orthopaedic devices
  • Assist in the application, maintenance and adjustment of skin, skeletal and manual traction
  • Record pertinent information and action taken on a patient's chart in a clear, concise
    and legible manner
  • Removal of sutures, staples, K-wires, pins and external fixators using appropriate technique
  • Applies, bivalves, wedges, windows and removes casts
  • Fabricate and apply a variety of splints and bandages using various materials. Example; finger splints, wrist splints, Velpeau bandages, humeral splints, ankle/foot splints, elbow and knee braces, as ordered by the physician
  • Measure and fit patients for ambulatory aids. Instruct patients regarding their proper
    use and care.
  • Apply specialized casts such as Total Contact Cast, hinged casts, shoulder spica, hip spica and body casts.
  • Assist physician with procedures such as closed reduction of fractures
  • Reinforce the teaching or medical information conveyed by the physician to the patient/family regarding the specific injury, treatment plan, procedures and expected outcomes.
  • Remain current in clinical practice, technological advances in the orthopaedic profession and participates in ongoing education and development, to be determined in collaboration with Management
  • Participate willingly in the instruction and demonstration of casting techniques to students and other healthcare professionals such as medical students, interns and residents
  • Responsible for ordering and controlling stock of soft goods and casting/splinting material.


  • High-school graduate or equivalent
  • Successful completion of or willing to complete the written, oral and practical examinations with the Canadian Society of Orthopaedic Technologists (CSOT)
  • Current membership (or willing to join) with the CSOT
  • Understands the principles of aseptic technique
  • Minimum one year of applicable experience in healthcare
  • Must strive to continuously provide a safe and supportive environment for patients, staff, physicians, and volunteers
  • Must adhere to the duties of workers, as stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Must have an ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) in the English language in order to provide excellent communication with team members, patients and families. Ability to communicate in additional language(s) is considered an asset.
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Must be dedicated to professional growth & development
  • Must be able to perform all bona fide and essential duties of the position, which may include physical demands such as moving/transferring patients, pushing, pulling, bending, etc.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent attendance/performance record
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively communicate with other members of the health care team
  • Completion of healthcare-related post-secondary education preferred
  • Applicable experience as an Orthopaedic Technologist and/or other clinical role an asset

Application Process:

  • If you are interested in joining our inspiring team, please apply online by 11:59pm EST on the posting close date. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Collingwood General and Marine Hospital is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We encourage all qualified individuals including visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2s+ persons, and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace to apply.
  • If contacted regarding a competition, please advise the Human Resources Representative of any accommodation measures you may require, due to a disability, during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be managed confidentially.

Conditions of Employment:

  • As part of the mandatory screen process CGMH requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation, plus a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check.

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