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Orthopedic Technician (Open)

Company: San Mateo Medical Center
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Description San Mateo County Health is seeking one (1) experienced Orthopedic Technician to fill a Part-Time (0.8 FTE), Regular/Permanent vacancy in the San Mateo Medical Center. The successful hire will work in the Specialty Clinics. Duties will include, under general supervision of a Charge Nurse,apply and remove plaster or fiberglass casts and splints on patients with fractures, sprains or torn muscles; order supplies; maintain cast working area; assist the supervising physician or nurse as needed; and assist with simple surgical procedures in other clinics and with admission and screening of patients. The ideal candidate will: Havetwo years of experience in a hospital, institution, nursing home or private practice setting as an orthopedic technician.Knowledge of standard sterile techniques and principles/methods used in preparing, applying and removing casts.Orthopedic Technologist and CPR certifications strongly preferred.The ability to interact and communicate effectively with staff and patients andworkproductively and independently with minimal supervision.Experience working in a fast-paced clinic with adiverse population and the ability to be flexible and adapt to changes.Bilingual English/Spanish ispreferred but not required.Examples Of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Apply and remove casts as instructed by the physician.Arrange X-rays.Keep cast cart stocked with supplies and equipment; order casting and other supplies.Operate specialized cast equipment including electric cast cutting saw, cast spreader.Apply and remove traction equipment and casts to avoid injury or deformity.Keep cast working area clean and orderly.Prepare patients and equipment for simple surgical procedures and assists physician who performs them.Instruct patients in care and possible dangers of casts.Perform related duties as assigned.Qualifications Knowledge of: Standard sterile techniques.Patient care and nursing.Anatomy and physiology, particularly muscle and bone structure.Principles, methods, materials and tools used in preparing, applying and removing plaster casts.Hospital routine and organization. Skill/Ability to: Exert sufficient physical strength to hold casts during applying period.Learn to use tools such as cast spreaders and electric cast saws.Manual dexterity sufficient to handle, apply and remove plaster cast materials, and assist with surgical procedures.Follow oral and written instructions.Deal effectively with hospital staff and patients. Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is: One year of experience in a hospital, institution, nursing home or private practice which has included direct basic patient care.Application/Examination Anyone may apply. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. IMPORTANT : Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULEFinal Filing Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 11:59PM PSTApplication Screening: Week of June 7, 2021Panel Interviews: Week of June 14 and/or June 28, 2021 At the County of San Mateo, we welcome and celebrate the diversity of our employees, and strive to create a workplace where they feel valued every day. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Analyst: Wendy Young (051821) (Orthopedic Technician - F068)Please visit for a complete listing of all benefits for this classification. Benefits are offered to eligible employees of the County of San Mateo.All benefits are subject to change. As an additional benefit, the County offers extensive training and development programs designed to improve skills and enhance career opportunities.Most programs are offered on County time at no cost to you. County employees are also covered by the federal Social Security system and earn benefits for retirement based on salary and time worked.01 IMPORTANT: Applicants for this position are required to submit responses to the following supplemental questions. Your responses will be evaluated and used in the selection process. Be concise and specific. Neatness, clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and ability to follow instructions will be considered in the evaluation process. Applications with incomplete responses will be rejected. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for your responses. I have read and understand this important information. 02 Fluency in Spanish is preferred. Are you fluent in Spanish? (A "No" answer will not disqualify you from this recruitment.) Yes No 03 Please check below to indicate any certifications you possess. (Possession of these certificates is preferred but not required.) Orthopedic Technologist certification (i.e. NAOT) CPR certification Other (Specify in Question 4) Do not possess the above certifications 04 Specify any additional certificates you possess (from Question 3) or training programs you have completed relevant to Orthopedic Technician. Be specific. 05 Do you have experience in a hospital, institution, nursing home or private practice setting as an orthopedic technician.? (This experience is preferred but not required.) Yes No 06 Describe how your background and work experience have prepared you for the Orthopedic Technician position. Please include your experience in casting and splinting. Please list where you gained the experience, the duties and responsibilities you performed, and how long you worked in that capacity. (A resume will NOT be accepted as a substitute for your response.) 07 Extra-help and Limited Term vacancies are excellent opportunities to gain exposure to the Division, apply and learn new skills and determine if you would be interested in a regular position in San Mateo County Health. Please select your interest in the following choices. Select all that apply. Extra-help vacancies - Extra-help assignments are at-will and the employee is paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra-help workers are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment. Limited Term vacancies - Limited term positions are at-will positions. Limited Term Employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed three years. They receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan. None of the above - Interested in Regular vacancies only. Required Question

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