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Orthopaedic Technologist

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Orthopaedic Technologist
We are seeking a Orthopaedic Technologist. The applicant must be proficient in casting, bracing, and orthotics. This person must be able to demonstrate ability to apply, modify, and remove upper and lower extremity casts, and work with traction. They must have a demonstrated ability to work with DME supplies and vendors. The Orthopaedic Technologist will be responsible for DME and casting supplies inventory. They will assist physicians with clinical activities. This position may be required to travel to other outpatient locations as well as assist with evening clinics.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Order Orthopaedic equipment and supplies.
  • Take necessary measurements (i.e., grip strength, leg lengths).
  • Remove sutures, staples, Steinman pins and K-wires.
  • Change dressing and care for wounds.
  • Apply, adjust and remove casts.
  • Assist with aspirations and prepare injections.
  • Record patient's blood pressure, pulse and weight.
  • Phone and chart medication ordered by the physician.
  • Assist Orthopaedic Surgeon in reduction of fractures.
  • Review standard admitting and pre-op instructions for patients having surgery.
  • Assist in making follow-up appointments and consultation appointments with other specialists for patients.
  • Measure and fit patients for braces and other Orthopaedic devices.
    • Instruct patient in pre and post-operative care.
      • Instruct patient in proper care of cast and splints.
        • Clean and stock patient exam and treatment rooms.
          • Adhere to established clinic/office policy and procedure directives.
            • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

              Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
              • Cast cutter, miscellaneous patient-care equipment.

                Minimum Qualifications
                • High School Diploma/GED.
                • 1 year experience as an Orthopaedic Technician.
                • Certification from the National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists as a Certified Orthopaedic Technologist, or registration from the American Society of Orthopaedic Professionals as a Registered Orthopaedic Technologist, or other related Orthopaedic Technologist certification/registration.
                • If not certified through NOAT or registered through ASOP at time of hire, certification or registration must be obtained within 12 months of date of hire. Certification or registration must be maintained while employed in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Failure to obtain/maintain certification or registration could result in termination of employment from the Department of Dermatology, or in reassignment.

                  Classified Title: Orthopaedic Technologist
                  Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE
                  Starting Salary Range: $19.25 - $26.50/hr (Commensurate with experience)
                  Employee group: Full Time
                  Schedule: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM
                  Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
                  Location: JH at Columbia Center
                  Department name: SOM Ortho Sports Medicine Division
                  Personnel area: School of Medicine

                  Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

                  JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

                  **Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

                  The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

                  The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

                  Equal Opportunity Employer

                  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

                  EEO is the Law
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                  Accommodation Information

                  If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

                  Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

                  The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

                  The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

                  Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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