ORTHOPEDIC TECHNICIAN

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $43,504.32 - $58,560.00 Annually USD

Job Description

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

EXAM NUMBER: Y5595C


OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 06/26/2008

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION.


All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 5.9 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION:

To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION:
Plans, fabricates, improvises, applies, assesses, adjusts, modifies, and removes orthopedic devices necessary for the treatment of patients.
Essential Job Functions
  • Receives and studies written orders from physicians for orthopedic work.
  • Plans best method and selects proper orthopedic devices and equipment using as a guide the physician's order which describes the patient's condition, an orthopedic manual and/or standard practice.
  • Fabricates, improvises, applies, adjusts, and removes orthopedic devices.
  • Explains procedures to and instructs patients and their families in the care of casts, strappings, dressings.
  • Reassures patients when removing casts with cast cutters or other such devices.
  • Assists physicians in applying more specialized orthopedic devices such as hip spicas and cast braces.
  • Assists physicians in emergency areas by applying casts, tractions and splints, often of a temporary nature.
  • Prepares the patients' permanent orthopedic records, listing the type of procedures applied.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a training program in orthopedic work in an approved hospital -OR- six months' of experience in a hospital orthopedic department applying and removing casts, tractions, splints and strappings.

PHYSICAL CLASS III - Moderate:
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

Special Requirement Information:
Applicants who expect to qualify through the completion of an orthopedic training program MUST attach a legible copy of that training program certificate of completion at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online.
Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an interview covering training, experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add
jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

Applicants with disabilities who require special accommodations must provide the Examination Unit with written notification at the time of filing.

Eligibility Information:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the Eligible Register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of six (6) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every six (6) months.

Special Information:

Applicants may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

Available Shift:
Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, email the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 869-7124

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Jaquelyne Saldana, Exam Analyst
jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov (Best way to contact due to telework)
(323) 914-5124
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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