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Providence Health & Services Surgical Technician in Tarzana, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Surgical Technician (Per diem/Variable shift) to Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

We are seeking a Surgical Technician who will be responsible for preparation of sterile supplies and instruments for each assigned case, maintaining sterile field during case and providing surgeon with sterile supplies and instruments during assigned case.

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

Qualifications:

Required qualifications:

  • Successfully completed training as a surgical technician at an accredited school

  • Current BLS-HCP

  • 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

Preferred qualifications:

  • National Certification - ORT

  • 1 year experience in acute care setting

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 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.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Variable

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 264216

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