Surgical Technician Confidential Huntington Beach

Title Surgical Technician
Date 2020
Company Confidential
City Huntington Beach

Short Description :

Board preferred Current Basic Life Support BLS certification The Surgical Technician scrubs for surgical procedures, cleans instruments and rooms, and opens for cases using aseptic technique and the standards of care The Surgical Technician ,…

Full Description :

Ambulatory Surgery Center in Orange County, CA is seeking a full-time experienced Surgical Technician to join our team.

The Surgical Technician assists the circulating nurse in preparation of surgical patients by performance of routine and delegated duties according to standards and policies. The Surgical Technician scrubs for surgical procedures, cleans instruments and rooms, and opens for cases using aseptic technique and the standards of care. The Surgical Technician will monitor inventory and stocks OR rooms. The individual works closely with physicians and provides service to the "physician customer" to provide excellent patient care. In addition, as it relates to reprocessing job duties, the surgical technician is responsible for all decontamination, cleaning, inspecting, packaging, sterilizing and labeling of reusable items. The Surgical Technician assists in facilitating the daily surgery schedule and intake of facility supplies.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist and anticipate needs of surgeon relating to instruments, sutures, sponges and supplies according to technique, procedure and special requirements
  • Prepare for surgical and special procedures cases by:

- Picking supplies and equipment for the procedure

- Ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are available

- Maintaining inventory and stock rooms

  • Familiarize self with procedures performed
  • Know and understand surgeons’ preferences
  • Maintain sterile technique at all times
  • Provide care based on the age-related needs of the patient with consideration of their developmental/psychosocial needs, environmental safety, educational needs, communication style, and level of understanding
  • Stocks and cleans environment between cases and at the end of schedule
  • Assists with turnover of the O.R.
  • Assists circulating nurse in proper care of specimens
  • Sorts, cleans, and decontaminates all instruments, equipment, and other reusable items
  • Examines, inspects, and tests equipment and instruments, and is current on all cleaning and decontamination procedures
  • Operates sterilizers according to manufacturer’s guidelines
  • Follows proper procedures for items being sterilized
  • Sets up, packages or wraps all reusable items for terminal sterilization
  • Knows how to identify instruments and can recognize shortages of instruments and equipment from trays and sets
  • Labels and documents all forms, stickers, charts, graphs, etc. that are involved in terminal sterilization and quality assurance according to policy
  • Maintains all implant logs up to date
  • Assist with monthly and quarterly inventory counts
  • Prepares monthly outdate checks of all OR supplies
  • Intakes supplies, verifying with packing slips, and distributes to designated areas.
  • Assists with supply re-ordering to designated par levels
  • Is cost consciousness when ordering supply and works within set budget
  • Assists as directed in the delivery of emergency care.
  • Maintains confidentiality of the patients’ records and protects the patients’ privacy
  • Participates in performance improvement program

For this role, you must have the following qualifications:

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

We hope (but don't require) that you also have:

  • Current certification by the California Certified Surgical Technician Board preferred
  • Minimum two year OR experience (preferably Orthopaedic surgery within the last 3 years)
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Locations: Orange County, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 - $30.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee Discount
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Security Clearance Required:

  • Confidential (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

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