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Providence Surgical Technician in Santa Monica, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Surgical Technician for Full-Time Day Shift at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Surgical Technician who will be working under the direct supervision of the circulating Registered Nurse and in collaboration with the Specialty Coordinators and Principals of Schedule Management and Specialty Management, the Surgical Technician is an individual with demonstrated competence in surgical scrubbing technique(s) who provides scrub services for the department by:

Ensure the functionality, availability and sterility of OR supplies and equipment prior to the start of the daily caseload. Scrub and handle instruments during surgical procedures. Adhere to standards of aseptic technique in all phases of surgical intervention. Demonstrate competence in performing scrub services for a variety of surgical procedures. Assist designated Service-line Coordinator in receiving and stocking supplies/equipment for a cluster of specialties. Report variations in stock inventory level(s) to designated Service-line Coordinator. Communicate opportunities for systems improvement to designated Service-line Coordinator. Participate in selected patient care activities such as room turnover and transporting as needed. Participate in meeting the department's budgetary objectives. Supporting the philosophy, objectives and goals of hospital administration and its representatives.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Comply with hospital, department and unit standards including, but not limited to, safety, CPR, infection control, quality management, environmental, confidentiality, and patient care

  • Perform patient care needs intervention based on nursing assessment and data collection

  • Participate in goal directed plan of care based on patient outcomes

  • Implement care based on department and hospital standards

  • Participate in evaluating effectiveness of performance

  • Delegate tasks and/or seeks assistance as necessary

  • Demonstrate applied knowledge when caring for selected patient populations including care appropriate to the age of patients served

  • Demonstrate competency in selected clinical skills including, but not limited to:

  • Surgical procedures

  • Equipment use and set up

  • Aseptic technique

  • Sterilization standards

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regard to:

  • Attendance, punctuality, and confidentiality

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtain necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence

  • Complete all mandatory requirements, including annual safety films, CPR, infection control and annual physical

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department and hospital goals by:

  • Attend and participate in team meetings

  • Volunteer or accept assignment for projects

  • Share knowledge with peers by updating physician preference cards

  • Abide by mission, vision and team ground rules

  • Demonstrate appropriate documentation on patient care records and unit forms using established guidelines

  • Ensure the functionality, availability and sterility of OR supplies and equipment prior to the start of the daily caseload

  • Scrub and handle instruments safely during surgical procedures

  • Adhere to standards of strict aseptic technique in all phases of surgical intervention

  • Demonstrate competence in performing scrub services for a variety of surgical procedures within a cluster of specialties

  • Assist designated Specialty Coordinator in receiving and stocking supplies/equipment for a cluster of specialties

  • Adhere to the instrument tray protocols by keeping instruments properly grouped as established

  • Prevent accidental injury to self and others by disposing of all sharps separately from instrument trays as per safety guidelines

  • Report variations in stock inventory level(s) to designated Specialty Coordinator

  • Communicate identified opportunities for systems improvement to designated Specialty Coordinator

  • Communicate the removal of defective equipment from service and initiating maintenance and repair services without being so directed

  • Assume ownership for maintaining the cleanliness, safety and functionality of each operating room on a daily basis

  • Participate in the stocking and maintenance of supplies for each operating room without being so directed

  • Respond and participate in room turnaround process

  • Being readily available and willing to assist in emergencies at all times during the work shift

  • Seek out other tasks to perform (such as pulling for cases, assembling instrument trays) without being so directed

  • Communicate pertinent information to the Team Leader, Principals or other clinical staff in a timely manner so that problem resolution may take place without delay

  • Participate in the on call rotation (as eligible) to provide coverage for after hours and weekend surgical cases

  • Maintain par levels of arthroscopic supplies including implants. (Lead Tech Sports Medicine)

  • Coordinate equipment utilization for multiple sports medicine rooms.(Lead Tech Sports Medicine)

  • Recommend capital acquisition needs for arthroscopies. (Lead Tech Sports Medicine)

  • Ensure that all equipment used in arthroscopic surgeries is maintained in good working order. (Lead Tech Sports Medicine)

  • Maintain communication with Coordinator through weekly informal meetings (Lead Tech Sports Medicine)

Qualifications:

Required qualification for this position include:

  • High School. Diploma or equivalent

  • Completion of approved Surgical Technician course

  • Medical terminology

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate care

  • Basic computer skills (to access "MediTech")

  • Telephone skills

  • Knowledge of full spectrum of surgical instrumentation and OR suite equipment

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • 2 years experience as Scrub Technician

  • Surgical Technician certification

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 260246

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