Full Time
12 Hour Shift
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • The Surgical Technologist, working under the direct supervision of the perioperative nurse, performs the duties of a scrub person. Prepares supplies for case, sets up and maintains the sterile field, passes instruments and supplies to the surgeon, readies used instruments for the cleaning and re-sterilization process. Basic specialty performance includes: general, orthopedic, EENT and GYN. Able to take call independently (following orientation) for those specialties. May require assistance for more complex procedures and applications (such as robotics) based on years of experience.
  • Reports to
    • Nursing Director, Clinical Supervisor or Nurse Manager
  • Supervises
    • None
  • Ages of Patients
    • Pediatric
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • High Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: Successful completion of accredited Surgical Technology training program, or equivalent as determined by Director of Obstetrical Services
      • Preferred: High School Diploma
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: AHA-approved Basic Life Support (BLS)
      • Preferred: Certification as a surgical technologist (CST or TS-C)
    • Experience
      • Preferred: Six months to one year of experience as a surgical technologist in an acute multi-specialty environment
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations
    • Demonstrates and maintains aseptic technique according to the policies and procedures of Surgical Services
    • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of the surgical environment regarding traffic patterns and contamination of the sterile field
    • Anticipates surgeons needs by review of preference card and procuring appropriate supplies prior to start of case
    • Maintains orderly instrument table and surgical field
    • Remains attentive to the progression of the case in order to anticipate surgeon’s needs
    • Verbally verifies and labels medications and irrigations on the back table with perioperative nurse
    • Maintains and documents accurate sponge, needle, and instrument counts with the perioperative nurse
    • Properly disposes of all sharps and biohazardous waste
    • Accurately identifies surgical specimen and transfers to the perioperative nurse
    • Prepares instruments for cleaning and resterilization
    • Assists with putting away supplies and room turnover
    • Contributes to maximum efficiency of the surgical line up in order to adhere to surgical start times
    • Demonstrates cost effectiveness by using judgment when opening and using supplies
    • Keeps current with new intraoperative techniques and equipment through participation in unit based and continuing education
    • Acts as a preceptor to new staff and students
    • Serve as a role model to new employees and other staff members. Coaches team to anticipate resources
    • Communicate effectively with patients, staff members and physicians
    • Manages at least one department project or gives one staff in-service per year
    • Assume responsibility for self and ensures that the policies, procedures and safety practices of the Operating Room and Hospital are reinforced
    • Use critical thinking to anticipate the needs of the surgical team and perform other duties and responsibilities as required
    • Accepts responsibilities only within scope of practice
    • Performs other duties as assigned