Orthopedic Tech - Orthopedics; Main Campus; 80 hours; Days


Biweekly Hours: 80.00

Shift: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Assists the physician in treating fractures by applying casts and setting up traction equipment for patients in the cast room, operating room, outpatient clinics, and divisions. Provides assistance with various orthopedic surgical procedures. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.


Required: High school diploma or passage of a high school equivalency exam. Possesses one of the following: • Previous experience as a cast technician or in a related position in the operating room or military. • Previous experience as an orthopedic technician in a hospital setting. • Completion of a formal training program in Orthopaedic Technology, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or equivalent military training. Certified as an Orthopaedic Technician by an approved issuing body or obtains a certification within 1 year of employment. BLS Certification from the AHA or obtains within 90 days. Ability to apply all types and complexities of casts traction and performs all phases of work independently. Understanding of human anatomy sufficient to perform duties of the job. Basic knowledge of math. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills to work effectively with patients and their families as well as with physicians and co-workers Reliable transportation to travel to satellites. Preferred: Two years full-time experience as an Orthopaedic technician that includes casting and traction. Ability to solve problems and perform all phases of work independently. Evidence of professional continuing education. Physical Demands: May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and ambulate intermittently during the day. May need to sit or stand for extended periods. See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Ability to push/pull 350 pounds. Ability to lift 35 pounds. Ability to lift and transfer patients. Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids. Requires some exposure to chemicals. Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.