Under direct supervision, assists surgical team before, during, and after surgery and provides expert support, assistance, and maintenance of instruments and equipment.
Essential Functions :
Specifically and regularly assigned to direct, check, review, assign, organize, coordinate, train and reporting on the work of one (1) or more other Surgical Technicians;
or who have a least two (2) years experience as a Surgical Technician
Demonstrates ability to perform, and under general supervision frequently do perform, the most complex techniques and procedures of the classification in accordance with the specifications set by the department head
Coordinates configuration of equipment to provide ease of use
Places equipment and supplies in operating room and arranges instruments, according to instructions
Checks instruments and equipment for sterility, cleanliness, and functionality prior to the start of the case
Assists with set up and use of equipment during procedures
Assists with allocation of equipment for procedures on a daily basis
Assists team members to place and position patient on table
Scrubs arms and hands and dons gown and gloves and scrub procedures as primary or secondary staff
Aids team to don gowns and gloves and dons personal protective equipment when required
Hands instruments and supplies to surgeon, holds retractors, and performs other tasks as directed by surgeon and circulating nurse during operation
Counts sponges, needles, and instruments before and after operation per hospital policy
Puts dressings on patient following surgery
Actively participates in meeting patient safety goals in promoting quality and safe patient care
Cleans operating room and assists in room turnover and washes and sterilizes equipment
Recommends to manager guidelines for use of equipment, purchase of new / replacement equipment, additional parts and supplies
Assembles / complies case carts with supplies, instruments, and equipment in preparation for the procedure
Performs other related duties as necessary
This job motivates and provides work direction to other employees, but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline
Basic Qualifications :
Two (2) years of experience as a surgical technician
Two (2) years of current acute Operating Room experience
Strong experience with minimally invasive, general, ENT, eyes, plastics, orthopedics, vascular, open heart-thoracic, spine, urology, GYN, podiatry, maxillofacial, and neuro surgery specialties.
Including video, orthopedic and all other needed equipment to do the above surgeries preferred
The senior level classification for Surgical Technician shall apply only to Surgical Technicians who are specifically and regularly assigned by the Employer to direct and check the work of one (1) or more Surgical Technicians;
or who have at least two (2) years of experience as a Surgical Technician plus the demonstrated ability to perform and under general supervision frequently do perform the most complex techniques and procedures of the classification in accordance with the specifications set by the department head
High School Diploma / GED
Certification in Surgical Technology preferred
Surgical Technicians certified by the Association of Operating Room Technicians, affiliated with the Association of Operating Room Nurses shall qualify as Senior Surgical Technicians upon presentation of their certificate
Must be willing to participate in training of RNs and other disciplines in the scrub role
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos
Ability to write simple correspondence
Basic computer skills
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization
Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment
Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement California,Richmond,Richmond Hospital 901 Nevin Ave.
Scheduled Weekly Hours : 40 Shift : Day Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri; Expected length of employment : up to three (3) months.
Working Hours Start : 7 : 00 AM Working Hours End : 3 : 30 PM Job Schedule : Full-time Job Type : Standard Employee Status : Temporary Employee Group / Union Affiliation : United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level : Individual Contributor Job Category : Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department : Operatring Room Travel : No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check / drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and / or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.