Orthopaedic Tech

Lex Ortho & Sports Medicine
Full Time
Day Shift
M-Th 8a-5p; F 8a-1p

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center anchors an expansive health care network that includes nearly 600 physicians and advanced practice providers at nearly 80 locations across the Midlands of South Carolina, making it the region’s third largest employer. From general medicine and orthopaedics to oncology, cardiology and neurosurgery, these dedicated professionals combine the highest quality care with advanced medicine and state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Job Summary

A healthcare provider to assist patients and providers with direct and indirect patient care. Provide care to patients with orthopaedic problems through the application and adjustment of a variety of casts and splints. Assists clinical assistants with clinical tasks. Works under the direction of the clinical provider, clinical team lead and office manager.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education:High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 6 Months of experience under the supervision of a physician or Senior Orthopaedic Technician in a clinical/healthcare setting with casting and/or splinting experience
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists certification or must be willing to obtain certification within 6 months of obtaining position
Required Training: General knowledge of medical ethics and confidentiality

Essential Functions

  • Maintains a positive attitude. Has contact by phone, correspondence, or personal meetings with physicians, patients and other staff members; tact is required in these contacts and the employee assumes the responsibility for harmonious relationships.
  • Demonstrates appropriate communication of information to all ages ranging from birth to over 65 years of age.
  • Responsive to all patient and office staff requests and needs.
  • Performs dressing removals, staple/stitch removal, cast application to include the following types of casts: short arm, long arm, short leg, long let, ulna gutter (Boxers), clam digger; or other types per the physician’s orders 
  • Fabricate and apply splints, this may include volar, boxer, reverse sugar tong, posterior elbow, thumb spica, stirrup ankle and posterior ankle; or other types per the physician’s orders
  • Application of various prosthetics & orthotics per the physician’s orders
  • Ability to instruct patient/family in the care of the cast, splint or brace.  Reinforce the teaching of the medical information given by the physician regarding the specific injury, treatment plan and anticipated results 
  • Maintain accurate notes and records of medical services rendered

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible of casting supplies and equipment including ordering and maintaining orthopaedic casting and splinting supplies.
  • Responsible for maintaining cast saws and replacing blades as necessary
  • Performs other clinical assistance such as preparation and maintenance of exam room, conducting patient interviews, chaperoning and assisting patients as needed, implementing physician orders, interacting with other departments, phlebotomy related tasks, scheduling referrals or medical appointments, 
  • Understands and agrees to seek compliance with appropriate health and safety regulatory agencies  
  • Provides Support and Guidance for Clinical Policies and Procedures
  • Maintains certifications and licensure and stays abreast of best practice. Maintains competency and participates in departmental orientation and annual training.
  • Other duties as assigned

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina