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Senior Orthopedic Technician

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Vacaville
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description: The Orthopedic Technician is a specifically trained allied health care individual who assists all heath care professionals in the practice of medicine. An Orthopedic Technician is an extension of the Orthopedic Surgeon and assists in the care of sick and disabled persons. Orthopedic Technicians need the ability to relate well to other people, be considerate of their conditions, and able to communicate with patients in understanding their anxieties and fears. The Orthopedic Technologist shall provide consultation, evaluation, treatment, and preventative care in accordance with the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction they practice. This position may be regularly assigned by the Employer to direct and check the work of one or more Orthopedic Technicians.Essential Functions: Applies, adjusts, and removes casts, assembles traction apparatus, and fits strappings and splints for orthopedic patients by performing duties that may include, but are not exclusive to: Covers injured areas with specified protective materials such as stockinette bandages, gauze, or rubber pads, preparatory to cast application. Understands and utilizes the proper application of aseptic techniques in dressing changes and setting up surgical fields. Wets, wraps, and molds plaster bandages around area of fracture. Assists Orthopedic Surgeons in reduction of fractures. Trims plaster. Removes whole and broken casts and alters position of cast to change setting of patients limb or body part as directed. Assembles wooden, metal, plastic, or plaster material to make orthopedic splints. Rigs pulleys, ropes, and frames to assemble fracture beds. Attaches traction supports to patients limb and adjusts support to specified tension. Assembles exercise frames. Adjusts crutches, canes, braces, and splints to fit patient.Responsible for suture removal, staple removal, and dressing changes including una boot application. Secures provider order before providing care. Instructs patients in care of and assists patients in walking with casts, braces, crutches, and other Ortho apparatus and supplies as ordered. Documents interventions in the medical record. Responsible for maintaining supplies in cast room and treatment rooms, to include ordering and stocking materials. Assist in making follow-up appointments and consultation appointments with specialists for patients. Follow-up with clinical patients, (calling patients and having follow-up visit with Orthopedic Technician). Serve as technical advisor to the hospital staff in matters pertaining to orthopedic devices and equipment. Oversees Orthopedic Tech competency and procedural updates. Perform other related duties as required. This job motivates and provides work direction to other employees, but does not have the authority to hire, fire, or discipline.Job Grade: 530 Basic Qualifications:- Must meet one of the following three qualifications:- Orthopedic Technicians who are specifically and regularly assigned by the Employer to direct and check the work of one (1) or more Orthopedic Technicians and who have four (4) years of experience (part time experience of twenty (20) hours a week or more on a regular basis will be considered as if it were full-time experience) as an Orthopedic Technician, and have been certified by the National Board of Certification of Orthopedic Technologists OR-- At least five (5) years of experience (part time experience of twenty (20) hours a week or more on a regular basis will be considered as if it were full-time experience) as an Orthopedic Technician, documented graduation from an Orthopedic Technician training program, and has the demonstrated ability to perform under general supervision the most complex techniques and procedures of the classification in accordance with the specifications set by the department chief or designee OR- - Employee was employed as a Sr. Orthopedic Technician with Kaiser Permanente on September 3, 2003 and has not voluntarily transferred to another position nor terminated and subsequently been rehired. - Experience in automated clinical information systems preferred. - High School Diploma/GED.- BLS- Computer literate preferred. - Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment. Primary Location: California,Vacaville,Vacaville Medical Offices B Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: On-Call Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01SEIUUnited Healthworkers Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Vacaville Hospital - Orthopedics-Clinic Nurse - 0206 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Load More

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Vacaville , Senior Orthopedic Technician, Professions , Vacaville, California

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