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Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Technician I in Fontana, California

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 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 Responsibilities:

  • Applies 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 assessingthe patient's clinical condition.

  • Removes casts, splints and orthopedic devices.

  • Prepares the patient for procedures.

  • Sets up instruments and equipment for procedures.

  • Applies and removes bandages and dressingthat does not involve debridement.

  • Provides pre-printed written instructions to patients regarding proper cast care and use of crutches and devices.

  • Removes sutures or staples from superficial incisions after suture/staples have been assessed for removal by RN or provider.

  • Assists patients in ambulation and transfers.

  • Collects and records patient data including height, weight, temperature, pulse, respirations rate and blood pressure and basic information about the presenting and previous conditions(s). Addresses care gaps triggered in Health Connect per departmental workflow.

  • Records patient care services provided in the medical record.

  • Maintains and ensures operational readiness of equipment and supplies. (From Senior OT)

  • Maintains clean and orderly work area accordingto established procedures. {From Senior OT)

  • Other technical or administrative tasks as required.

  • Promotes, ensures, and improves customer service to internal/external customers by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organization's philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service. (From Senior OT)

  • Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance,and adheringto applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable),and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • N/A

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited Orthopedic Technician program or equivalent training in the military within the last three years.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current NBCOT certification required.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) provider card.

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.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A

Notes:

  • This is a On-Call Ortho Tech I variable position.

  • Position supports Orthopedics and Podiatry Departments.

  • Position may require you to work in Redlands, Ontario, or Victorville.

  • Travel Time Pay is not applicable to this position.

  • Ortho Tech will need to assist/work in OR, as well as Inpatient, ED and Urgent Care.

  • Position may require you to work Holidays.

  • Start time hours may start from 7 am to the latest of 6 pm.

  • This is a union 7600 represented position.

  • Obligation of working hours are a minimum of 20 hrs./week.

  • Ortho Tech requires strict adherance to the current Dress and Personal Appearance Policy and Procedures of Fontana & Ontario Medical Centers.

  • Position may require you to assist in taking patient vitals.

  • Position requires you to utilize HealthConnect, RIS and Lotus Notes (Email) applications.

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.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Orthopedic Technician I

LOCATION: Fontana, California

REQNUMBER: 801022

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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