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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#108604 Orthopedic Technician

Initial Review Date: Mon 1/17/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This posting will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 4/9/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 4/21/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under direct supervision of the clinic manager and the general supervision of the clinic providers and licensed nursing staff, performs a wide-variety of patient care activities in support of clinic activity requiring specific knowledge and training in patient care duties within business and professions code of the State of California and/or TJC regulations.

Under the Supervising Physician and Clinic Manager, the Orthopedic Technologist will independently provide casting services as ordered by the physicians or extenders to include: assisted fracture reductions, applying casts and splints, taping, dressing changes, suture and staple removal, wound care, wound assessment, wound debridement, wound vac application and removal, pre-fabricated brace fitting, crutch & cane training, supportive hardware adjustments and removal (pins & ex-fix devices), and provide education and training on cast/splint care, pre-fabricated brace application, and dressing changes per physician orders. Further duties will include traction frame set up and maintenance, assist the providers with minor procedures. Document any pertinent information into patient EMR to include any procedures performed on patients, time-outs, education provided, and charge appropriate charge entry.

Ortho Tech will assist all aspects of front office management, appointment scheduling, patient check-in, authorizations, accurate billing, payment processing, supply and forms management. Back office duties require equipment management, environmental care functions, cleaning/disinfecting the environment and performs other related duties as required when. Position requires initiative, the ability to prioritize demands and the ability to work in a team environment.


  • Graduate of a NAOT certified program (National Association of Orthopedic Technologists).

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Demonstrated experience as an Orthopedic Technologist.


  • Three (3+) years experience plus
  • Certified or certificate of completion from a NAOT accredited Orthopedic Technologist program.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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