Orthopedic Technician/Andrews Institute/ Plano Job

Children's Health - Patient Care Assistants and Technicians Careers

Job Number: 53269

Location: Plano, TX

Date Posted: 12-9-2017



The purpose of this job is to apply and remove all types of casts and splints. Typically a person in this position will have at least two (2) years of experience in the care of the orthopedic patient. It is preferred that they are certified by the National Board of Certification for Orthopedic Technologists (NBOCT). If not certified by NBOCT then you would be required to become certified by the NBOCT within 2 years of start date. This person works independently without supervision and is required to provide call coverage.


  • Articulates descriptions of orthopedic conditions to patients and their families based on the understanding of anatomical structures and their relationships with one another.
  • Applies, adjusts and removes all common orthopedic devices, using a manual or standard practice as a guideline.
  • Performs basic casting, including the application of SPICA casts.
  • Knowledge of theory and application of skin or skeletal traction.
  • Properly applies aseptic techniques in dressing changes, removes sutures or staples and sets up a sterile surgical field.
  • Interprets simple fractures and dislocations on X-ray films.
  • Must perform in an operating room environment as a first and second assistant or scrub technician under the direct supervision of a surgeon.
  • Must be able communicate effectively with providers, clinic staff, patients and families.


At least two (2) years full-time work experience in a hospital, clinic, office or as an independent contractor working directly in the care of orthopedic patients -- Preferred.


High school diploma or equivalent - required.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.


  • CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers - required.
  • PALS - required.
  • National Board of Certification of Orthopedic Technologists (NBCOT) - within 2 years of date of hire - required.


Heavy - Exerting 60-100 lbs. occasionally, 25-60 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 constantly.

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