Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services (3414)
The following characteristics concern the occupation of
Orthopedic Technologists (3414.1)
Orthopedic technologists assist orthopedic surgeons in the treatment of orthopedic diseases and injuries.
Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.
Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.
Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.
Innovative persons like to explore things in depth and arrive at solutions to problems by experimenting. They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.
Near vision (V2)
Work activities are performed near the worker. The scope of the visual field is broader than in Close visual acuity (1).
Not relevant (C0)
Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.
Verbal interaction (H2)
Work activities involve communication with colleagues, clients and/or the public on a regular basis.
Other body positions (B4)
Work activities involve body postures other than, or in addition to, Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2) such as bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
Upper limb co-ordination (L1)
Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.
Work activities involve handling loads between 10 kg and 20 kg.
Carrying out a set of explicit procedural/operational functions or processes based on an understanding of instructions or information necessary to perform the work.*
Serving - Assisting (P7)
Attending to the needs and requests of people or animals or the expressed and implicit wishes of people; helping and supporting other workers in the performance of tasks.
Operating - Manipulating (C4)
Using the body, tools or special devices to operate equipment or move, guide, install and place objects or materials. Requires a significant combination of motor co ordination and manual and finger dexterity. Involves some latitude for judgment with regard to precision and selection of appropriate tool, object or material.
Regulated inside climate (L1)
A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
Biological agents (H2)
Exposure to infectious bacteria and viruses as a result of indirect contact with, or direct handling of, infectious materials or micro organisms that may cause illness.
Equipment, machinery, tools (H3)
Working near or with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools that may be a potential source of accident or injury.
The presence of noxious, intense or prolonged odours in the work environment.