Providence Surgery Technician V. - *12 Hour Shifts* in Burbank, California
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Providence is calling a Surgery Tech V (Full-Time/Variable Shift) to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.
We are seeking a Surgery Tech V who will perform a variety of technical duties to scrub in surgery. Prepare operating rooms for surgery, using appropriate techniques. Provide technical services and assists in operating room as assigned and directed. Serve as a resource along with the RN Specialty Coordinator for at least one surgical specialty.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Implement and maintain established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives as well as quality assurance, safety, environmental, and infection control policies
Assist surgeons during operations limited to the surgical technologist scope of practice
Assist in maintaining correct count of instruments, sutures and sponges. Report incorrect counts immediately to the surgeon and circulator
Assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies
Enhance personal growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in service meetings, and workshops
Orient and train assigned personnel. Act in a preceptor role
Correspond with specialty coordinator to order necessary equipment, instruments, and supplies
Prepare rooms with appropriate instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment. Assist the surgical team during operative procedures
Assist in cleaning and preparing rooms between procedures and after terminal cleaning
Drape patients for surgical procedures
Maintain a surgical "neutral zone" for passing of surgical sharps
Maintain aseptic techniques; actively monitor situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique. Report all breaks in aseptic technique immediately to the surgeon and RN circulator. Wear eye protection at all times
Provide comfort and support for patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient's care and privacy
Identify and care for specimens
Assure all surgeon/procedure specific needs are planned ahead and made readily available. Update physician preference cards as needed
Participate in unit/department specific quality improvement activities
Cover on call assignments, arriving at Medical Center within 30 minutes of notification
Attend meetings as required
Required qualifications for this position include:
Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement
National Certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) issued by the Liaison Council on certification for the surgical technologist.
BLS for Healthcare Providers sponsored by the American Heart Association. NOTE: If employee/applicant has certification by the American Red Cross, this will be accepted until expiration. At that time, renewal must be sponsored by the American Heart Association.
Five (5) or more years scrub experience
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years. Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.
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Job Category: Surgical Techs
Req ID: 289706