Providence Health & Services Surgery Technician I in Mission Hills, California
Providence is calling a Surgery Technician I (Full-Time/Variable Shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA
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We are seeking a Surgery Technician I who will prepare surgery suite for surgical procedures. Functions as a "sterile" member of the surgical team during procedures. Responsible for providing appropriate instrumentation and supplies to the surgeon in using aseptic technique. Participates in the daily activities of the department as an active team member. Demonstrates proficiency in delivering care to assigned age-specific patient population (e.g., infants, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics), and participates in related continuing education.
In this position you will:
Implement and maintain established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives as well as improving organization performance program, patient/customer safety, environmental, and infection control policies
Assist surgeons during operations limited to the surgical technologist scope of practice
Maintain aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique
Report breaks in technique immediately to circulator and surgeon. Wears eye protection at all times
Prepare the Operating room for cases by setting up table, instruments and supplies according to type of case
Assist in maintaining correct count of instruments, sutures and sponges
Report incorrect counts immediately to surgeon
Open sterile supplies and sets up for procedures
Assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies
Assist in cleaning and preparing rooms between procedures and after terminal cleaning
Monitor and restocks supplies
Provide comfort and support for pre-operative patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient's care and privacy
Maintain a surgical "neutral zone" for passing of surgical sharps
Identify and cares for specimens
Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops
Cover on-call assignments; arrives at Medical Center within 30 minutes of notification
Drape patients for surgical procedures
Transport patients to and from clinical, ancillary, and support department areas as directed by circulator and/or charge nurse
Attend meetings as required
Participate in unit/hospital quality improvement activities
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Course in surgical technology - or- equivalent on-the-job training
BLS for Healthcare Providers sponsored by the American Heart Association
NOTE: If employee/applicant has certification by the American Red Cross-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, this will be accepted until card expiration date
Related work experience
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- National Certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) issued by the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist
About the hospital you will serve.
Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
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Job Category: Surgical Techs
Location: California-Mission Hills
Req ID: 303912