Orthopedic Technician I

Kaiser Permanente - Fontana, CA

2 hours

Orthopedic Technician I

Kaiser Permanente

Fontana, CA 92335

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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 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.

  • Posted: 2019-11-06 Expires: 2019-12-07

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