Immigrants to Canada, including orthopaedic surgeons, should be aware that
employment as an orthopaedic technician in a Canadian hospital must be acquired
before you can join the CSOT. The CSOT is not set up to assess foreign credentials
before you arrive in Canada. The CSOT is not a training school nor an
employment agency.


Duplicate receipts will be issued via email at a cost of $25.00 each. If you allow your
membership to lapse and then require a letter sent to your employer stating you are up
to date with your CEP and a paid member in good standing, the cost for sending
this letter will be

Oral and practical exams - NEW

Held each spring upon successful completion of the written examination.
The fee for the oral and practical exams is $350.00. Once you have started
the practical portion of your exam, you are allowed one year ONLY to complete.
IE if you take part in the practical exam in the spring and fail a redo exam is
scheduled for the fall. If you do not take part in the fall exam, you MUST
attend the next oral and practical exam. If you choose not to
you will be required to do the complete exam not just the portion(s) you failed.



We will periodically advertise positions available at various Hospitals.

If you are available for casual, part time or full time employment, please email the CSOT
or call (416) 445 4516

If you would like to place an advertisement on the bulletin board, please call us.

Techs Available for Part Time Employment

If you are available for short term employment  ie. as summer relief or filling in for illness,
please contact the CSOT with your name and months available.

Toronto Area

  • Mohammed Al-Ansari - Available any time and hours are flexible 519-851-3235
  • Desmond Brown R.T. (Orthopaed) available evenings Monday to Friday, Saturday all day
    and Sunday morning and evenings 416 587 2873
  • Lei Chen R.T. (Orthopaed) - 416- 491-1504
  • Simone Chillingworth - 519-697-6965 email: schillingworth@gmail.com
  • Dale DeCaire R.T. (Orthopaed) - 416-809-7469
  • Norm Ellsworth R.T. (Orthopaed) - 709-541-2422
  • Gholam Khalili - R.T. (Orthopaed)  - 416-696-5366 or 416 435-3458
  • Shannon MacIntosh R.T. (Orthopaed) 647-290-7399 Available weekends
  • Kevin McColl - Available on weekends in the GTA, London and Kitchener. Phone 519-822-5350 X 2738
    or Cell 519-616-4538
  • Taylor Piercey - 709-638-9495. email taylorpiercey709@gmail.com
  • Rodney Rolle - 519-870-3846. email: rodney.rolle@yahoo.com
  • Sam Sheng - 519-702-7658 email shengguangjie@hotmail.com
  • Catherine Skrabec R.T. (Orthopaed) available for Thursdays and Fridays, evenings and
    Phone - 416 882-8783 or email cskrabec@gmail.com
  • Samantha Webster R.T. (Orthopaed)- 647-781-2427 or sammyj.webster@gmail.com
  • Lynn Welch - 519-755-4600 email: tlwelch@rogers.com
  • Morgan Wood - 226-378-8143 email morganwood051@gmail.com available evenings and weekends
  • Mary Young R.T. (Orthopaed) 905 451-5488


Orthopedic Technologist
Saint John, New Brunswick

Horizon Health Network

Imagine yourself contributing to a health authority which plays a major role in research, education, innovation, and health
and wellness. Horizon Health Network, located in scenic New Brunswick, is Atlantic Canada's largest healthcare organization
servicing over a half a million people.

With over 12,600 employees and 1,000 physicians, Horizon operates 12 hospitals and
more than 100 medical facilities and clinics. We are an organization that values and recognizes your contributions, and is
dedicated to patient safety and satisfaction.

Visit our website: http://en.HorizonNB.ca

The Opportunity
Join us as a valued healthcare provider to deliver care to and manage in-patient consults for patients with bone and
joint injuries. Using your strong clinical skills, you will be responsible for the application, adjustment, and removal of
casts, splints, and braces. You will be actively involved in patient and family teaching, and function collaboratively with
other members of your healthcare team.

As an orthopedic technologist, in this permanent full time position, you will organize your workload and fulfill the
responsibilities of your position with a high degree of autonomy, with clinical direction and support from orthopedic surgeons,
urologists, and/or plastic surgeons.

As a key member of our team, we will work together to provide Exceptional Care. Every Person. Every Day.

What You Will Do
 Apply, adjust, repair, and remove casts, splints, braces, and walking devices.
 Remove dressings and assess condition of wounds prior to cast application, consulting with the physician when
problems are identified.
 Remove sutures, staples, pins, and adjustments related to external fixation.
 Assist with procedures in the operating room.
 Teach patients and family about specific injuries, treatment plans, and expected outcomes, and complete follow-up
 Collaborate with health professionals such as physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists as
required, to provide optimum patient care.
 Provide on-the-job instruction and demonstration of casting/splinting techniques to other healthcare professionals,
such as medical students and residents.
 Integrate regularly with support service departments such as Medical Records, Radiology, and SPD to obtain needed
resources and to facilitate the flow of patient care.
 Provide support to nursing units and orthopedic clinics held in various facilities within the region.
 Participate in departmental staff meetings, quality care initiatives, and collection and reporting of statistics.

Ideally What You Will Bring
 2-3 years’ experience working as an Orthopedic Technologist.
 Successful completion of a recognized Orthopedic Technologist program.
 Registration with the Canadian Society of Orthopedic Technologists (CSOT).
 Basic knowledge and experience in urological / surgical based procedures.
 Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to orthopedics, orthopedic diseases and injuries, basic nursing
functions, and aseptic techniques.
 The ability to interpret x-rays and strong skills in casting and bracing.
 The ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with all members of your healthcare team.
 A focus on delivering quality and safe care to patients, clients, and their families.
 Proper regard for confidentiality.
 Qualifications as a Licensed Practical Nurse would be an asset.

Salary: $23.1388 to $24.9071 per hour

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to Kari Gautreau, Workforce Consultant, at kari.gautreau@horizonnb.ca, indicating
competition number 2018-34687 in your application.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Horizon Health Network. Please note that only candidates selected for
further consideration will be contacted.



  Headwaters Health Care Centre is a medium-size acute and complex continuing care facility,
offering both inpatient and outpatient services, as well as an Emergency Department with 24/7
coverage, and serves over 135, 000 primarily from the communities of Dufferin County and the
Town of Caledon. Headwaters is accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada,
the highest designation a hospital can receive. By offering care closer to home and putting
patients first, Headwaters aims to provide an exceptional experience every time.
Headwaters is currently seeking a:

087-18 Casual Orthopaedic Technician

As an active member of a high functioning interdisciplinary team, the Orthopaedic Technician
provides client-centred clinical care to support the delivery of the service for orthopaedic patients
in the clinic setting

Carries out responsibilities and assists in the care of patients in the orthopaedic and related
clinics. Functions under the direction of the Orthopaedic Surgeon. Works with the health care
team in providing a safe environment for patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and others.
Works within Headwaters current policies and guidelines maintain corporate vision.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

 Orthopaedic Technician Certification and registration with the CSOT or Regulated Health
Professional in good standing with their college
 Current B.C.L.S. Ontario Heart Foundation Standards;
 1-2 years of work experience working directly in the care of orthopaedic patients
 Demonstrated understanding of anatomical structures and relationships with one another
and the ability to describe orthopaedic conditions;
 Ability to apply, adjust and remove all common orthopaedic devices;
 Demonstrated knowledge of the theory and application of skin and skeletal traction;
 Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to Headwaters comprehensive
safety programs and practices, including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety,
and participates in regular in-service education in this area;
 Demonstrated effective communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;
 Physically capable of performing all aspects of orthopaedic technician’s duties
 Energetic, highly motivated, detail oriented individual with strong work ethic
 Demonstrated strong organizational skills

For further information about Headwaters Health Care Centre, please visit

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please e-mail your resume and cover letter quoting
job number 087-18 to careers@headwatershealth.ca

While we appreciate all resumes, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.