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The Surgical Technician supports the department of Surgical Services in the provision of patient care by the coordination of surgical instrumentation and performance of scrub technologist activities. Additional responsibilities include the provision of organizational, communication and assistive skills necessary to facilitate the flow of surgical service activities. These responsibilities include availability/maintenance of instruments, adherence to the principles of asepsis, knowledge of surgical procedures, and support of resources to patients, visitors, physicians, staff and ancillary personnel. Additional duties support orientation/training of new personnel and collaboration with the healthcare team towards achieving fiscal and quality care goals and of outcomes for the divisions within surgical services. The position also supports materials management and Director of Surgical Services in the implementation of surgical services activities.
Examples of duties include:
Communication to facilitate patient care delivery and unit efficiency
Performance of daily organization of surgical field
Provide case specific supplies, instrumentation and equipment
Adheres to Patient Safety Protocol
Maintain unit readiness for emergency cases
Assist with instrumentation and supplies for surgery schedule (case picking)
Maintain current/accurate unit information
Participate in patient charge process/preference list updates
Assist with instrument room activities
Support staff cross-training
Assist with room turnovers
Supports surgery on time starts
One or more years of experience in acute surgical setting preferred
Experience in scrubbing a wide variety of surgical specialties including general, ortho, gynecological, neuro/spine, cardiac, robotics, preferred.
CST/CORT Certification preferred
Graduate of accredited surgical technologist program or military training program.
Expertise with instrument processing and asepsis
Knowledge of sterility standards, AAMI and AORN.
Internal Number: SAD002196
About MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center
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