Orthopedic Technician - 40 Hours/Week Day Shift

Clinical/Allied Health
235816 Requisition #


Under the general direction of the physician, applies, repairs, and removes casts. Assume responsibilities of the orthopedic cast room which includes assisting physicians and staff with application and removal of casts. Traction device set up and adjustment performed per instructions of orthopedic physician. 

1. Acts as a resource in application and removal of all patient castings performed.
2. Responsible for application of some specialty casts ordered by the physician.
3. Assists physicians in closed reduction procedures by ensuring bones are properly aligned for casting, traction, and splints. Ensures x-rays are obtained for pre and post casting, splinting, and traction as ordered by physicians.
4. May participate with physician in conducting daily rounds for inpatient examinations. Responsible for set up and adjustment of traction devices and overhead trapeze. Evaluates and monitors ortho traction status.
5. Performs casting procedures using plaster, fiberglass, moveable hinges, or other materials. Follows written procedures for cast application.
6. Educates patients with regards to cast care, signs and symptoms of complications resulting from circulatory and neurological compromise. Documents teaching in Patient Medical Record.
7. Stays current on new casting procedures and equipment. May orient new personnel to the orthopedic cast room and procedures. Provides in-service training for nursing, residents, and other personnel on traction methods and casting techniques.
8. Responsible to requests from various departments/units to deliver ortho equipment (i.e., splint, knee apparatus, exercise equipment, hinge demobilizes, etc.) and demonstrates proper usage.
9. Completes patient documentation to initiate professional fee billing.
10. Uses cast saw to trim cast after hardening. Cleans and maintains tools and work area as required. Removes sutures, staples and pins as ordered by physicians. Applies clean or sterile dressing to wounds or incisions.
11. Orders all supplies
12. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • At least six months previous clinical experience as a Medical Assistant, Orthopedic Technician. Casting and splinting experience preferred.
  • Current Heart Saver Certification.

    Additional Details

This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.


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       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

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       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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