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Orthopedic Technician - Reconstructive Surgery

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Requisition # HRC0744688A

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Tell me about the role:

The Orthopedic Technician is an allied health professional supports the physician, nursing staff and Medical Assistants in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of patient care duties and tasks related to orthopedic patient needs.

Why Work Here?

Beyond an outstanding benefit package with health and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(b) we take pride in hiring the best employees. Our accomplished staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation.

Job Duties and Responsibilities, in this job you will:

 

• Assists physician, NP or PA in assessment of signs, symptoms, analysis, treatment and care of the orthopedic patient.

• Under physician, NP or PA instruction, provide education involving the care and plan of treatment of the orthopedic patient. (i.e proper care of cast and splints).

• Under physician, NP or PA direction, assists with application and execution of orthopedic procedures and services concerning the orthopedic patient: Apply and remove all types of casts, splints, slings, immobilization devices and traction; Assist with reduction of fractures and dislocation; Inspect and adjust bandages and equipment needed for orthopedic care; In the event of an emergency, apply recognized first aid procedures; Assist with aspirations; Prepare injections; Position, prep and drape patients; Apply and manage post-operative dressings on wounds following aseptic techniques; Fit various orthopedic equipment such as walkers, crutches, braces and providing patient instruction.

• Prepare patients for provider by reviewing current medications and record in medical record as needed.

• Sets up exam room/procedure rooms appropriately based on patient visit needs and takes appropriate vital signs and record in medical record as needed. • Performs designated diagnostic tests as directed by provider.

• Assists in follow-up scheduling needs; Answer patient calls, questions and addresses problems in timely fashion.

• Communicates all significant clinical findings to MD. • Serves as liaison with other departments, facilities, and hospital as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

  • Vocational/Technical Diploma - Successful completion of Orthopedic Technology program preferred

 Experience:

  • 2 or more years of experience in outpatient medical setting with orthopedic specialty experience

 License:

  • Certification from NBCOT (National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Technologist)-New hires will be given 6 months from date of hire to obtain the certification.
  • BLS from the American Heart Association and/or the American Red Cross

 

 

  • Working Title: Orthopedic Technician - Reconstructive Surgery
  • Department: Reconstructive Surgery
  • Business Entity: Medical Network Foundation
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Job Specialty: Nursing
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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