Sr. Orthopedic Technician - Orthopedics Clinic
Sacramento, CA 
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Job Description

The Orthopedics Clinic is part of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery that provides comprehensive medical and surgical care of the musculoskeletal system for both adults and children.
Job Summary
Final Filing Date
Salary Range
$30.71 - $38.16
Salary Frequency
Appointment Type
Number of Positions
Percentage of Time
Shift Hour
8 hours
Variable; Based at Sports Clinic on C St
Union Representation
Benefits Eligible
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
The incumbent is responsible for sustaining an environment of intrinsic good will for the practice while providing optimum services to patients. The incumbent provides orthopaedic technical support to medical care providers as an Orthopaedic Technician for the department/clinical team to which it is assigned.
This position also performs specialized procedures and full range of Orthopaedic technical care covered by certification and/or formal training, as well as assisting clinical staff when needed. The incumbent is supervised by a Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) when performing duties within the orthopaedic technician scope of practice. The incumbent works under the direction of clinic/department management for administrative purposes, including customer service, professional behavior & development, assignment & scheduling of work, and performance of job functions not requiring supervision by an LIP.
Required Qualifications
  • Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position.
  • Valid Orthopaedic Technologist Certification and/or recent completion of minimum 3-years of Orthopaedic technical work.
  • Current CPR/BLS Certification.
  • Orthopaedic technician experience, including setting up equipment and instruments; taking and recording vital signs and health statistics; preparing patients for exams and procedures; independently performing and assisting providers with exams and procedures as described ln this position description; removing sutures and staples; applying and removing splints; changing sterile and clean dressings; assisting with minor surgeries; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; performing all other required exams, procedures and tests within the scope of the orthopaedic technician practice as directed by the provider.
  • Experience applying and/or removing of dressings, plaster and synthetic casts, orthopaedic appliances, immobilization devices, and splints.
  • Experience fabricating splints for various conditions.
  • Knowledge and experience measuring and fitting patients for braces and other orthopaedic devices.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply sterile technique, including wrapping and autoclaving surgical instruments.
  • Knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, with ability to recognize the abnormal.
  • Observation skills to detect changes in patient's condition and potential adverse reactions to treatments.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology sufficient to communicate effectively with patients, health care providers, and insurance company representatives regarding appointments, services, procedures, authorizations, and referrals.
  • Basic knowledge of the emergency treatment of trauma as related to Orthopaedics.
  • Experience accurately interpreting provider orders to ensure complete and up-to-date patient records.
  • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all co-workers; to consistently interact with patients and other members of the public with patience, courtesy, and professionalism, both in person and on the telephone; and to effectively respond to individuals who may be angry or upset.
  • Experience maintaining composure, efficiency and a positive, customer-service oriented manner during periods of peak workload, with frequent interruptions, under tight deadlines, and when interacting with challenging customers who may be Ill, angry, or emotionally distressed.
  • Problem solving skills to Independently define a problem identify the resources available to help solve the problem, create viable solutions, and take the necessary action to implement problem resolution and ensure prompt and satisfactory resolution.
  • Decision making skills to independently exercise delegated authority to take action and to appropriately seek assistance from others when limits of delegated authority have been reached.
  • Organizing skills to establish priorities for own work to accomplish a variety of concurrent assignments; respond flexibly to changes in priorities: and maintain work effectiveness in a setting with a high volume of patient activity and frequent Interruptions.
  • PC proficiency to efficiently use computer system applications for all functions required for this position, including typing skills sufficient to use computer keyboard for timely and accurate input and production.
  • Writing skills, using proper English grammar, spelling and punctuation, sufficient to compose messages and/or routine correspondence, which Is clear, concise and easy to understand.
  • Knowledge of clinic's practices and protocols related to medical records, medical assisting, nursing support, and other business and office procedures.
  • Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and guidelines governing medical records; confidentiality, privacy, and provision to others,
  • Including HIPAA.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Basic knowledge of health care insurance systems as related to required job functions for this position, including Medicare, Medi-Cal, HMO, PPO, fee-for-service, and workers' compensation.
Special Requirements
  • Must be able to work variable clinic assignments.
  • Ability to lift, move, and/or position patients as necessary to room them and prepare them for exams and procedures.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Utilization of orthopaedic equipment and supplies such as cast saws, cast separators, and heavy-duty trauma shears.
    • Application and removal of casts, appliances, staples, sutures, etc. to upper and lower body extremities that occasionally necessitates maneuvering patient and/or technician into diverse positions which could take long periods of time.
    • Standing on feet for extended periods.
    • Moving/lifting supply boxes, equipment and/or patients up to 45 pounds, occasionally during the day.
    • Moving, manipulating and transferring patients on/to/from exam table, with assistance as needed, frequently throughout the day. Utilization of patient lift devices as necessary.
    • Operating a computer system for data entry.
    • Handling a high-patient volume in a high-pressure department with constantly changing priorities.
  • Must be able to work variable days (Including weekends), hours, overtime and locations as required to meet business needs of the practice.
  • Must wear UCD Orthopaedic Technician Uniform.
  • This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
  • The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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