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Orthopedic Technologists I

Primary Location Los Angeles, California Job Number 1105598 Date posted 09/21/2022
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Under administrative supervision by the Department Administrator and under direct clinical supervision by the department physicians and advance practice providers, assists the physician/provider with all routine orthopedic and orthopedic surgical procedures as described below. Provides written instructions for patients in the use of various orthopedic devices and sets up and maintains supplies and equipment.

Essential Functions:
- 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.

- Setting a fracture, manipulating bone or tissue or assessing that patient's clinical condition.
- 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




Basic Qualifications:


• N/A.


• 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).



Additional Requirements:

• 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.



Preferred Qualifications:

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

Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,West Los Angeles Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 03:30 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B01|SEIU|Local 399 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: West LA Medical Center - Orthopedics-Regular Clinic - 0806 Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time 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.