Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Tech II in San Diego, California

Under the supervision of the Orthopedic Supervisor and/or departmental physicians or extenders, assists the physicians with all routine orthopedic procedures to include: applying casts, splints, bandages, and pre-fabricated braces; furnishing, adjusting and instructing patients in the use of various orthopedic devices; setting up and maintaining orthopedic traction. Act as a 1st assist in any orthopedic surgical procedure in the operating room or minor procedure rooms. Responds appropriately within a specified time period to emergency situations when requested by physician or extenders of any department.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • PATIENT PROCEDURES AND ACTIVITIES: All Orthopedic Tech I duties. Stands call for a specified timeframe on a rotational basis.Must respond within 30 minutes to emergency situations when requested by physicians or extenders of any department. Visits patients at home or nursing facility as required. Assist physician in developing new techniques and procedures. Act as 1st Assist in any orthopedic surgical case in operating room or minor procedure room under the direct supervision of the surgeon. Performs representative duties of Surgical Technician job description for Orthopedic procedures. Reviews and prepares each case, preps, positions and drapes each patient prior to procedure. Ties pre-placed subcutaneous and skin sutures and applies proper dressing as directed by surgeon. Assist physicians or extenders with orthopedic procedures in the emergency room (for example cleanse wounds, reduce fractures, pin insertions, apply surgical dressings). Provide Emergency Room or outlying clinic physicians or extender with information regarding specific type of casting to be done relating to the specific injury.

  • RECORDS AND PATIENT INFORMATION All Orthopedic Tech I duties.

  • EQUIPMENT AND INSTRUMENTS All Orthopedic Tech I duties.

  • ADMINISTRATIVE All Orthopedic Tech I duties. Assist with orientation and training of new or less experienced personnel. Coordinate department activities with other departments. Serve as a resource person to co-workers by answering procedural questions and assisting in problem solving.

  • OTHER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assume other activities and responsibilities as needed. Follows established service standards as set forth in LMP ABC's. That is, Take Initiative, Take Responsibility, Take Care and Take Pride. Demonstrate compliance in all above 4 areas. Examples: make a positive first impression, protect patient privacy and confidentiality, assume ownership, resolve conflict, show respect, maintain you environment and support your team. Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Three (3) years work experience within the last 5 years in a heavy Orthopedic Clinic and three (3) years experience as a Primary assist in the operating room. Must be available for Primary assist on call and standby. Valid CPR card Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Education

  • Completion of an approved Orthopedic Technician program; or equivalent training in the military; or three (3) years of full time experience as an Orthopedic Technician.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Must have Orthopedic Technician Certification. If no certification upon hire, uncertified Orthopedic Technician II's will be required to successfully complete and pass the certification test within the probationary period.

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be willing to work varied locations/hours/shifts.

  • Bilingual preferred.


TITLE: Orthopedic Tech II

LOCATION: San Diego, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.