Providence Health & Services Senior Surgical Technician *On Call Days* in Tarzana, California
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Providence is calling a Senior Surgical Technician (Per Diem/Day Shift) to Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.
Please upload a current resume reflecting all relevant experience.
We are seeking a Senior Surgical Technician who will be for preparation of sterile supplies and instruments for each assigned procedure, maintaining sterile field during case and providing surgeon with sterile supplies and instruments during assigned procedures.
In this position you will:
Promote patient, physician and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect
Support and participate in activities that foster customer service
Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate
Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education
Attend and successfully completes general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements
Participate actively in department staff meetings
Demonstrate mastery of verbal and written communications
Provide care that considers physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs of patients
Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to provide care in emergency situations and follows established emergency procedures and practices
Demonstrate competence in the clinical knowledge, skills required, and technology utilized in the department
Assist in coordination of student clinical experience
Demonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary
Demonstrate knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, physiological normal values/readings; and observing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place patients at risk as well as communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Infant, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric
Maintain and demonstrate knowledge of sterile techniques
Assist the RN in preparing the environment and the patient for each case assigned appropriately and timely
Scrub and assist for all surgeries/procedures and deliveries as assigned
Assist the surgeon during the case by providing requested/required equipment/instruments/medications/supplies during and after the case
Work with the RN to prepare and maintain environment that is clean, safe, and adequately stocked with sterile and non-sterile supplies, assists in charging for supplies and equipment
Demonstrate knowledge of surgical anatomy, procedure, instrumentation, and has the ability to assist the primary surgeon when necessary when holding retractors and cutting sutures
Assist in assuring that equipment is in good repair and initiates appropriate steps when problems are identified
Maintain and ensure the proper handling of specialty equipment/instrumentation
Perform duties related to instrument care, use, maintenance, lubricating, counting, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, and sterilization
Assist in the ordering of new instruments and notifies managers of supplies that need to be reordered
Set up and checks all instruments before a procedure
Deliver ordered medications/drugs from pharmacy or pharmacy location for OR use
Handle specimens appropriately to ensure correct processing
Take call as scheduled
Successfully completed training as a surgical technician at an accredited school
Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire
Demonstrates knowledge of surgical anatomy, procedure, instrumentation, and has the ability to assist the primary surgeon when necessary when holding retractors and cutting sutures
3 years experience scrubbing independently in at least three surgical specialties; e.g. general surgery, orthopedics, urology, cardiac/vascular, ENT, ophalmology, neurosurgery, etc.
3 years experience in acute care setting
- National Certification - ORT
About the hospital you will serve .
Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
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Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Surgical Techs
Req ID: 316126