Also referred to as:
Certified Orthopedic Casting Technician
Requirements and Responsibilities
Orthopedic Technician applies and adjusts plaster casts and assembles and attaches orthopedic traction equipment and devices as directed by a physician. Sets up bed traction units or rigs special devices as required, and inspects and adjusts bandages and equipment. Being an Orthopedic Technician requires a high school diploma or its equivalent, completion of Orthopedic Technician training and certification program. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Orthopedic Technician's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.