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Orthopedic Technician

Requisition ID: 243843 

Position Number: 20043124

Posting End Date: May 11, 2021

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Work Location:

Department / Unit: Physiotherapy - Rehabilitation 

Job Stream: Clinical 


Anticipated Start Date: 05/28/2021 

FTE: Casual 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Nights;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015 

Salary: $21.003, $21.315, $21.630, $21.945, $22.260, $22.570 


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Under the close supervision of the Supervisor, and Technologists, and concurrent with extensive self teaching in preparation for the CSOT exam the incumbent rotates through either the Ward/Emergency or the Cast Room and performs mainly routine and some more complex duties including: Ward/Emergency - fitting, assembling and adjusting standard or improvised orthopedic equipment and traction appliances (i.e. casts, splints, traction, etc.) in accordance with surgeons’ written/verbal instructions. or Cast Room – Ambulatory Care/Adults/Pediatrics – applying, adjusting, removing or changing casts and/or braces as well as caring for surgical and non-surgical wounds in accordance with the surgeons’ written/verbal instructions. NOTE: The degree of independence and level of complexity will increase proportionately to the incumbent’s increased demonstrated proficiency.


  • Experience with adult and pediatric orthopedic conditions is required.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Post-secondary education preferred.
  • Successful completion of a recognized course in Anatomy and Physiology is required.
  • The incumbent must write and pass the examination offered by the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technologists within a two year period from the date of hire.
  • The ability and initiative to self teach is essential.
  • In addition to extensive self teaching, on-the-job training will be provided by the Orthopedic Technology Supervisor as well as the Technologists to prepare the incumbent for the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technologists registry exam.
  • In addition the incumbent must attend relevant continuing education programs as requested by the Orthopedic Technology Supervisor.
  • Family and Friends CPR training is recommended.
  • WHMIS training is provided.


  • Must receive full registration with the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technologists within two years from the date of hire.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Sensitivity to children (all ages) and families is required.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements

  • The employee must be able to meet the physical demands of the job which includes considerable walking, lifting, bending and manual carrying.
  • Contact with staff, patients and public.
  • Frequent exposure to dust, grease, oil, noise, infectious disease and interruptions.

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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