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Ortho Technician - (SMOG) Santa Monica Orthopedic Group Clinic

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Requisition # 1658

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Why work here?

Beyond outstanding employee benefits including health and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(b) we take pride in hiring the best employees. Our accomplished staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation.

A Little More About What You Will be Doing

The Ortho Technician is an allied health professional that supports the physician, nursing staff and Medical Assistants in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of patient care duties and tasks related to orthopedic patient needs

  • Assists physician, NP or PA in assessment of signs, symptoms, analysis, treatment and care of the orthopedic patient.
  • Provides education, under physician, NP or PA instruction, involving the care and plan of treatment of the orthopedic patient. (i.e proper care of cast and splints).
  • Assists with application and execution of orthopedic procedures and services concerning the orthopedic patient, under physician, NP or PA direction,. Applies and removes all types of casts, splints, slings, immobilization devices and traction; Assists with reduction of fractures and dislocation. Inspects and adjusts bandages and equipment needed for orthopedic care. Assists in wound closure and removal of wound closure materials. In the event of an emergency, apply recognized first aid procedures, Assists with aspirations; Prepare injections; Position, prep and drape patients. Applies and manags post-operative dressings on wounds following aseptic techniques. Fits various orthopedic equipment such as walkers, crutches, braces and provides patient with instruction on use and care of the products.
  • Prepares patients for provider by reviewing current medications and record in medical record as needed.
  • Sets up exam room/procedure rooms appropriately based on patient visit needs and takes appropriate vital signs and record in medical record as needed.
  • Performs designated diagnostic tests as directed by provider.
  • Assists in follow-up scheduling needs; Answer patient calls, questions and addresses problems in timely fashion and communicate all significant clinical findings to the MD.
  • Serves as liaison with other departments, facilities, and hospital as needed.
  • Prepares for surgical procedures, assemble, and prepare equipment to the specifications of the surgeon. May act as first or second assistant in the operating room according to facility policy.



  • Successful completion of an Orthopedic Technology Program preferred


  • 2 or more years of experience in outpatient medical setting with orthopedic specialty experience required


  • Orthopaedic Technologist Certified (OTC) Certification from NBCOT (National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Technologist) required within 180 days of start.
  • BLS from the American Heart Association and/or the American Red Cross

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

With a growing number of primary urgent and specialty care locations across Southern California, Cedars-Sinai’s medical network serves people near where they live. Delivering coordinated, compassionate healthcare you can join our network of clinicians and physicians to improve the healthcare people throughout Los Angeles and beyond.

Req ID : 1658
Working Title : Ortho Technician - (SMOG) Santa Monica Orthopedic Group Clinic
Department : SMOG
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation
Job Category : Clinical Operations
Job Specialty : OR/Anesthesia
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $28.52 - $44.21

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision (PDF) (opens in new window)

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All (opens in new window).

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy. Cedars-Sinai’s AA Policy Statement (PDF) (opens in new window)

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