Orthopaedic Technologist (Certified) - 3A Surgical Unit

Req ID: 130443
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern
Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital  
Department: OPEZ PERI Orthopedic Clinic

Type of Employment: Casual Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: UNIFOR Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 30-Oct-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.



About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Health Services Manager, and working under the direction of the attending physician, the Certified Orthopedic Technologist specializes in plaster and synthetic cast application and provides instruction to the patients on this form of treatment. The Certified Orthopedic Technologist provides care to clients with orthopedic needs through the application, adjustment and removal of a variety of casts, splints and traction fittings. The Certified Orthopedic Technologist organizes the workload and fulfills the responsibilities of the position with a high degree of autonomy, within established guidelines and procedures and under the guidance of a physician.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Grade XII
  • Successful completion of an Orthopaedic Technology Program
  • Registration with the Canadian Society of Orthopaedic Technologists
  • Previous experience preferred
  • BCLS or CPR certification required
  • Demonstrated ability to apply, adjust and remove all types of casts, splints and orthopaedic devices, including knowledge of appropriate equipment, procedures and position of patients/clients
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Demonstrates commitment to exceptional customer service with patients, families, staff, colleagues and community partners
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as autonomously
  • Competencies in other languages preferred, French an asset

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


Casual Relief position

Compensation and Incentives

$27.49 - $30.05 Hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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