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Chief Orthopedic Technician (Full Time, Day Shift)

ORTHO - CAST ROOM Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 20862


Job Summary

Supervises orthopedic technologists and manages specified operational functions of the Cast Room concerning surgical and non-surgical orthopedic procedures.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Certified by NAOT (must maintain certification).
  • Completed orthopedic technologist training.
  • CPR: Healthcare Provider
  • High School education or equivalent.
  • Minimum 10 years experience as an orthopedic technologist.
  • Minimum 5 years in a pediatric setting.
  • Previous supervisory experience.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists physicians in orthopedic procedures and performs patient care activities.
  • Cleans equipment and work area after each use maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
  • Completes assigned patients rounds in a timely manner.
  • Completes documentation in a timely manner according to departmental guidelines.
  • Demonstrates aseptic techniques in dressing change, removal of sutures or staples, and setting up surgical fields.
  • Enters charges, required patient information, and other data into the computer in an accurate and timely manner according to departmental guidelines.
  • Interprets, with guidance and supervision, simple fractures and dislocations on x-ray films.
  • Performs in an operating room environment under the direct supervision of a surgeon.


  • Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers, using effective oral and written communication skills and maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Articulates descriptions of basic orthopedic conditions based on a fundamental understanding of anatomical structures and their relationship with one another.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates theoretical knowledge and practical application of upper and lower extremity casts, skin and skeletal traction and orthopedic devices.
  • Interprets, adapts and reacts calmly under stressful conditions.


Job :


Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

Department :

ORTHO - CAST ROOM-2100-725050

Job Status

:Full Time

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

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