Orthopedic Technologists I
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- Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
- Assists the physician/provider with all routine orthopedic devices and orthopedic clinical surgical procedures.
- The following is a non-exhaustive list of functions in the Medical Office or Hospital Setting:
- May apply casts, splints, traction or other orthopedic devices to the extent that this is a technical function that does not involve choosing the appropriate treatment.
- Remove casts, splints, and orthopedic devices.
- Prepare the patient for procedures.
- Set up instruments and equipment for procedures.
- Apply and remove bandages and dressings that does not involve debridement.
- Provide written instructions to patients regarding proper cast care and use of crutches and devices.
- Remove sutures or staples from superficial incisions after sutures/staples have been assessed for removal by a provider.
- Assist patients in ambulation and transfers.
- Collect and record patient data including height, weight, temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure and basic information about the presenting and previous condition(s)
- Record patient care services provided in the medical record.
- Other technical or administrative tasks as required.
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and the level of work being performed by the individuals assigned to this position and, as such, are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Pay Grade: 24
• Graduate of an accredited Orthopedic Technician program or equivalent training in the military or eighteen (18) months of full time Ortho Tech experience.
• High school diploma/GED required.
License, Certification, Registration
• Basic Life Support (BLS).
• Demonstrates knowledge and ability to utilize principles, practices and techniques of basic human anatomy, types of fractures, orthopedic equipment and use of casts and splints.
• Ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge of cast application, traction and orthopedic appliance application.
• Ability to demonstrate and utilize knowledge of surgical orthopedic and sterile techniques.
• Customer service skills.
• Certified by the National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Technologists (NBCOT).
- This is an on call position, days and hours may vary
- Days scheduled and start/end of shifts vary from 7am-6pm, Mon-Sun depending on operational needs