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Surgical Technologist II - Labor & Delivery Nights 12Hrs

Requisition # 19003260 Apply Now

 

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Job Responsibilities:


Under the direction of a licensed care giver, the Surgical Technologist II assists in surgical operations. The Surgical Technologist II is assigned technical duties, prepares operating rooms, arranges equipment, assists with procedures and shares the responsibility to ensure smooth team work through application of knowledge and effective communication with registered nurses, patients, surgeons, anesthesiologists, ancillary personnel, and other health care team members.

The Surgical Technologist II provides care consistent with CSMC and accrediting bodies’ standards. The Surgical Technologist II maintains competency skills including the ability to deliver care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. The Surgical Technologist II identifies the ability of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent.


As a Surgical Technologist in Labor & Delivery:

  • You will perform first scrub role in a majority of surgical procedures.
  • You will Perform the preceptor role for surgical technology students and new hires. Assists co-workers in orientation of department processes.
  • You will participate and demonstrate involvement in department committees and unit in-services promoting patient care and safety. Participates in unit staff meetings providing constructive input to assist in unit direction, decision-making and problem resolution. Promotes performance improvement through participation in the Medical Center’s Performance Improvement Program.
  • You will prepare operating rooms for surgery and assist with turning over the operating room
  • You arrange instruments according to given procedure. Confirms that instruments work properly and are sterilized. Maintains availability of instruments and supplies to avoid delays. Correctly uses, cares for, cleans, and sterilizes instruments, supplies, and equipment
  • You will assist surgeons during surgery by passing instruments and other sterile supplies. Assists with skin stapling and steps on ESU pedals
  • You will Perform appropriate intra operative count (instruments, sponges, needles), and labels all medication.
  • You will prepares patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision site. Transport patients to and from surgery.
  • You will demonstrate knowledge about equipment used in assigned area including the care, handling, operations, trouble shooting and safety precautions.
  • You will utilizes personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriately at all times and monitors other staff for compliance.
  • Recognizes malfunctions and initiates repairs appropriately. Assembles processes and maintains instruments relevant to assigned area. Monitors and updates inventory within area as assigned.
  • Assists in storing and stocking supplies, maintains and updates surgeons’ preference lists as needed
  • Improves the accuracy of patient identification: uses two identifiers when transporting patients between units/departments.
  • Reduces the risk of patient harm resulting from falls. Observes patients for risk of falling and takes action to prevent patient falls.
  • Controls and maintains perioperative environments (i.e., asepsis, electrical safety, waste management and traffic patterns). Establishes and maintains a sterile field. Maintains a safe, clean, and organized environment. Reduces the risk of health care acquired infection by complying with current CDC hand washing guidelines and CSMC isolation policy.
  • Contributes to unit efficiency by providing support in all unit areas, including LDR, stocking, and front desk.

 

Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technicians and ability to verify on the job training of participating institution.

License/Certification Requirements:

Certification preferred

Current certification Basic Life Support (Health Care Provider)

Experience:

Minimum of two (2) years operating room experience, including 1 year of Labor and Delivery Operating room experience and meets criteria of Surgical Technician II.   Performs independently in a minimum of two (2) specialties.

Full command (verbal and written) of the English language, sufficient to carry out the duties identified in this job description.

Adapts well and is flexible to changing situations.

Identifies appropriate resources as needed.

Demonstrates effective communication/team work skills, a commitment to customer service, and an ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues.

  • Working Title: Surgical Technologist II - Labor & Delivery Nights 12Hrs
  • Department: Labor & Delivery
  • Business Entity: Nursing
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Clinical Operations
  • Job Specialty: OR / Anesthesia
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 12 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Night
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