Des Moines Orthopedic Sur Ortho Tech (Full-Time) in West Des Moines, Iowa

Since our founding in 1955, our experienced and knowledgeable staff has been committed to providing patients with the most comprehensive orthopaedic care available in central Iowa. We are a surgeon owned, leading and trusted organization, devoted to providing world class care to our patients. DMOS Orthopaedic Center is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients in our communities by providing the highest quality of orthopaedic care.Our mission is to provide a world class brand experience for our patients and their families with our company – our people, physical locations, communications and our surgeons. We are all committed to improving lives – and without our patients, we would cease to exist.

We are looking for a full-time Ortho Tech who will be responsible for all casting procedures, application/approval of soft goods, and providing assistance to the provider whenever needed to expedite the patient care process. Our ideal candidate will be someone with strong communication skills, offering our patients a positive experience at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers.

Join our leading team of orthopaedic surgeons and discover how your talents can change lives.

  • Responsible for all casting and orthopaedic equipment.

  • Application and removal of all types of casts, splints and soft goods. Application and removal of upper and lower extremity casts.

  • Modify casts as needed in clinic and in hospital when necessary for the patient's benefit.

  • Instruct patient and parents/legal guardians in appropriate use and care of casts and orthopaedic equipment.

  • Responsible for inventory of all casting materials, splints and soft goods.


  • Ability to verbalize descriptions of orthopaedic conditions with basic understanding of anatomical structures and relationships with one another.

  • Ability to apply, adjust and remove all common and difficult orthopaedic devices.

  • Advanced knowledge of theory and application of skin, skeletal and manual tractions.

  • Expert knowledge of the proper application of aseptic techniques in dressing change, removal of sutures, staples,

  • Assist with rooming of patients.

  • Obtain vital signs.

  • Capture and enter patient information into EHR.

  • Ensure appropriate documentation, such as x-rays and laboratory reports, is available for provider’s review.

  • Room patients into exam rooms with preparation for exam, and assist provider with exam.

  • Assist the provider with procedures as necessary.

  • Assist with preparing injections.

  • Dispensing and fitting of durable medical equipment.

  • Verify packing slip with products delivered and putting in the designated areas.

  • Prepare, clean and stock exam rooms for clinic.

  • Ability to cross-cover in other clinical departments, such as holding a patient during an X-Ray.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma required.

  • Knowledge and understanding of basic human anatomy required.

  • Minimum of six (6) months of Orthopaedic Tech experience preferred; Athletic Trainer or CMA experience preferred.

  • Current CPR certification preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Requires individual to be on their feet for long periods of time. Also requires individuals to be able to transport patients from wheelchair to x-ray table or exam table when necessary. Lifting 5-10 pounds is required for select tasks. Typically walking/standing up to 8 hours per day. Frequent bending and squatting also necessary.