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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Orthopedic Technician - Orthopedics *$1,000 Sign-On Bonus* in Fullerton, California

We are looking for an Orthopedic Technician with $1,000 Sign-On Bonus for the Orthopedics Department at Providence Medical Foundation. $1,000 Sign-on Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Location: Fullerton, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Back Office Lead/Medical Office Manager, the Orthopedic Technician will assist the orthopedic physician in providing casts and/or limb stability, wound care, general patient education, and general nursing care to the maximum extent allowed by their certification and/or licensure.

Essential Functions:

  • Applies and assists physicians and nursing personnel with orthopedic casting procedures to include the application and removal of a variety of cast, splints, braces and other orthopedic devices as needed.

  • Assists physicians with all routine orthopedic clinical surgical procedures (i.e. pin removal, incision and drainage, setting fractures, joint injections, and suturing).

  • May apply casts, splints, traction or other orthopedic devises 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 assessing the patient’s clinical condition.

  • Applies and removes bandages & dressing that does not involve debridement.

  • Prepares and positions patient for casting procedure and alert physician of patient discomfort.

  • Performs routine examination and treatment procedures to include removing casts, cleaning wounds and applying medications and dressings.

  • Occasionally assists in Orthopedic and Podiatry procedures (i.e. apply and remove wound vac, sutures, staples).

  • Instructs patients in cast care, wound care, swelling, use of crutches and how to remove and apply splints.

  • Furnishes, fits, and instructs patients in the use of crutches, canes, and other devices, documenting changes in EMR.

  • Sets up and prepare examination rooms to include changing linen and making beds; set up instruments and equipment for specific procedures; hand instruments, supplies and equipment to examining physician.

  • Maintains and ensures operational readiness of equipment and supplies; reorders as required.

  • Assists in the maintenance of records and files reflecting up-to-date patient progress, care plans and related orthopedic data prescribed by physician.

  • Maintains work area in clean and orderly condition; washes and sterilizes a variety of medical supplies.

  • Meets compliance standards for accurate documentation and coding.


  • Ability to articulate descriptions of orthopedic conditions based on the understanding of the anatomical structures and their relationship with one another.

  • Ability to apply upper and lower and remove upper and lower extremity casts.

  • Ability to apply, adjust and remove all common orthopedic devices.

  • Knowledge of theory and application of skin or skeletal traction.

  • Knowledge of the proper application of aseptic techniques in dressing change, removal of sutures or staples and in setting up surgical fields.

  • Ability to interpret simple fractures and dislocations on x-ray films.

  • Ability to read and write, understand and follow written and verbal instructions, keep records of traction applications, communicate detailed information to patients regarding orthopedic procedures and basic knowledge of leverage and physiology.

  • Ability to suture.

  • Ability to remove k-wires and external fixators.

  • Able to prioritize workload, taking into consideration patient acuity and condition; patient special needs; census/volume; and physician needs.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish communication skills.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Coursework/Training - Completion of an accredited orthopedic technical training program.

Experience: 3 years in an ambulatory/acute care or orthopedic setting working directly in the treatment of the orthopedic patient.


  • Current NBCOT certification.

  • Current CPR (BLS) certificate.

Preferred Position Qualifications:


  • 4 years in an ambulatory/acute care or orthopedic setting working directly in the treatment of the orthopedic patient.

  • Meditech and Touchworks (Allscripts) experience.

Licenses/Certifications: NAOT certification.

Providence Medical Foundation (formerly St. Joseph Heritage Health) includes seven medical groups throughout Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County. With 175 locations and nearly 4,000 caregivers (employees), Providence Medical Foundation has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, receiving top honors from various organizations, including the Orange County Medical Association for Physicians of Excellence and the Integrated Healthcare Association with distinction in clinical quality. Providence Medical Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence Medical Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Company: Providence Medical Foundation

Category: Orthopedic

Req ID: R351371