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Cedars-Sinai Ortho Technician - Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Encino, California

Orthopedic Technician is an allied health professional that 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.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Under instruction, provide education involving the care and plan of treatment of the patient. (i.e accurate care of cast and splints).

  • 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.

  • Performs designated diagnostic tests as advised by provider.

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

  • Communicates all significant clinical findings to MD.

  • Serves as liaison with other departments, facilities, and hospital as needed.

Education:

Vocational/Technical diploma from Orthopedic Technology program required.

License/Certificate :

  • Certification from National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Technologist (NBCOT) required.

  • BLS from American Heart Association or American Red Cross required.

Experience:

Two (2) years or more of experience in outpatient medical setting with Orthopedic specialty background.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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