Orthopedic Plaster Technician


Surgery is just the beginning. The volunteers of the Rehab Team work with our post-surgery patients day in and out, helping them to fully regain the life they once had. This team takes our patients from recovering to recovered.


Hospital Support Services


Min. 10 weeks

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About this Role

The Orthopedic Plaster Technician is responsible for providing high-quality casting services for post-operative orthopedic patients, following femoral and tibial osteotomies or Achilles tendon lengthening. You will have direct patient participation in providing excellent casts on the lower extremities in the OR and in the rehabilitation settings. 

What You Will Contribute

• Cast legs in the Operating Room after a corrective osteotomy to stabilize the procedure and ensure the best possible position for optimal healing, rehabilitation and recovery

• Change casts and decide on optimal position for recasting

• Assess possible wounds for treatment

• Discuss and document treatment goals for therapy with patients, family and staff

For This Role, You Will Need


• Registered Physical Therapist or Registered Nurse (or alternative qualification such as plaster technician) with at least two years of experience

• Casting certificate needed

• Experience with surgical patients preferred, including orthopedics and burn reconstruction, as well as experience in musculoskeletal outpatients

• Knowledge and skills in using plaster of Paris and fiberglass as well as applying corrective casts

• Knowledge and skills stabilizing casts

• Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal)

• Fluent in English

Full job description available upon request.