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Providence Surgery Technologist III in Burbank, California


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Providence is calling a Surgery Technologist III (Per diem/Day shift) to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

We are seeking a Surgery Technologist III who will prepare surgery suite for surgical procedures. Function as a "sterile" member of the surgical team during procedures. Responsible for providing appropriate instrumentation and supplies to the surgeon in using aseptic technique. Participate in the daily activities of the department as an active team member. Demonstrate 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 monitor situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique. Report breaks in technique immediately to circulator and surgeon. Wear 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 restock 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 care for specimens

  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in service meetings, and workshops

  • Cover on call assignments; arrive at Medical Center within 30 minutes of notification

  • Drape patients for surgical procedures

  • Transports 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 include:

  • Course in surgical technology or 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

  • Sufficient related 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.

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.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

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: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 273910