The Senior Orthopaedic Technician provides orthopaedic technical support to medical care providers for the Sports Medicine Foot and Ankle Expansion program. This position also performs specialized procedures and a 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 and scheduling of work, and performance of job functions not requiring supervision by an LIP.REQUIRED- Valid Orthopaedic Technologist Certification and/or recent completion of two (2) years of Orthopaedic technical work.- Training and experience as an Orthopaedic Technician, including setting up equipment/instruments; taking/recording vital signs and health statistics; preparing patients for exams and procedures; performing and assisting providers with exams and procedures; removing sutures and staples; applying and removing splints; changing sterile and clean dressings; assisting with minor surgeries; cardiopulmonary resuscitation.- Current CPR Certification.- Knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and medical terminology.- Basic knowledge of the emergency treatment of trauma.- Knowledge of clinic 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. - 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.- Computer proficiency including typing skills.- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT.- Ability to lift, move, and/or position patients and equipment up to 45 pounds. - Must be able to stand on feet for extended periods- Must be able to work variable days (including weekends), hours, overtime and locations as required.
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About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-term course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging eve...ryone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.