Orthopedic technologists perform some or all of the following duties:
- Assist orthopedic surgeons in the treatment of orthopedic diseases and injuries by applying and adjusting casts, splints, bandages and other orthopedic devices
- Assist in the application, maintenance and adjustment of traction equipment
- Clean and dress wounds
- Remove casts, sutures, staples and pins
- Instruct patients and their families and other health care professionals with respect to orthopedic matters.
Rehabilitation assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
- Prepare and maintain equipment and supplies
- Assist in activities for the rehabilitation of patients as directed by health care professionals
- May perform routine office functions.
Optical/ophthalmic laboratory technicians and assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
- Operate laboratory equipment to grind, cut, polish and edge lenses for eyeglasses according to prescriptions received and fit lenses into frames
- Make minor repairs for customers such as replacing frame screws or straightening frames
- Maintain and repair optical laboratory equipment or machinery.
Pharmacy aides perform some or all of the following duties:
- Help pharmacists and other pharmacy staff with packaging and labelling of pharmaceutical products
- May help in maintaining prescription records and inventories of medications and pharmaceutical products.
Sterile processing technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
- Operate and maintain sterilization equipment such as instrument washers, sonic sinks, cart washers and steam autoclaves to clean and disinfect trays, carts, linens, supplies, instrumentation and equipment for re-use according to standardized safety practices
- Reassemble equipment and assemble packs of sterile supplies and instruments for delivery to hospital departments.
Blood donor clinic assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
- Set up and dismantle equipment
- Prepare and maintain cleanliness of collection areas
- Maintain supplies
- Monitor donors throughout procedure and assist with post-donation care and donor reaction care as assigned under the supervision of a registered nurse
- Record information on donors
- Label and process donated blood.
Morgue attendants perform some or all of the following duties:
- Assist pathologists at autopsies by laying out surgical instruments
- Prepare solutions for preservation of specimens
- Transfer bodies from morgue to examining table
- Remove organs and tissue specimens, as instructed by attending pathologist, and placing them in preservative solutions
- Clean and sew up bodies for release to funeral home.