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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Surgical Technician - General Surgery *Up to $10,000 Hiring Bonus* in Fullerton, California

We are looking for a Surgical Technician for the General Surgery Department at St. Jude Medical Center.

Up to $10,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Location: Fullerton, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biwekly Hours

Shift: 10-hour, Days


Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, the Scrub Tech performs the duties of the scrub nurse during operative procedures. Additionally, the Scrub Tech is responsible for surgical case preparation and post-procedure equipment follow-up.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates understanding of principles and philosophy of sterile technique. Consistently applies those principles to all aspects of care.

  • Adheres to Unit Standards, the Standards of Patient Care, Standards of Nursing practice and policies and procedures of the hospital and Nursing Department.

  • Anticipates needs of the surgeon and communicates with the circulating nurse to provide needed equipment and supplies.

  • Consistently and accurately maintains sterile technique during all phases of the surgical procedure.

  • Maintains instrument tables in an organized manner.

  • Consistently communicates events of procedure to circulating nurse to ensure accurate and complete documentation.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate care of surgical instruments and equipment.

  • Complies with department protocols on care and maintenance of specialty instruments.

  • Acts as a resource person within scope of practice for other staff members and physicians.

  • Provides information as appropriate regarding procedures, surgical equipment, and surgical supplies.

  • Takes an active role in identifying own educational needs and maintaining currency with new procedures, equipment, supplies, etc.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education : H.S. Diploma or GED

Experience : Experience in proficient scrubbing in one or more: Complex Spine, Total Joints, Open Hearts (chest), and the Eye Service.

Licenses/Certifications: Basic Life Support - Health Care Provider Level.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education :

  • Coursework/Training - Graduate of a program accredited by the Association of Surgical Technicians.

  • Coursework/Training - Graduate of a LVN program.

Experience : Two (2) years recent clinical experience.

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

St. Jude Medical Center is a faith-based, non-profit, 384-bed, tertiary care facility, and is one of Southern California's most-respected and technologically-advanced hospitals. With nearly 700 of the area's finest physicians on staff, St. Jude offers nearly every medical specialty and sub-specialty. Whether for the birth of a baby, life-saving surgery or a routine mammogram, St. Jude continues to set the standard for medical care and offers the community the most comprehensive array of services and programs.

St. Jude Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Jude Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: St. Jude Medical Center

Category: Surgery

Req ID: R356528