Surgical Technician

Chinese Hospital

845 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

About this role

Department: Surgery
Reports to: Director of Surgery
Type: Per Diem
Requisition #12133

Position Summary

The Surgical Technician, under the guidance of the registered nurse, is responsible for the care and safety of the patients who come under his or her care. Included within this assignment is the responsibility for ensuring communication between him- or herself, the charge nurse, the patient, other staff, physicians, and other hospital departments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as a member of the operating room team providing direct patient care during a variety of surgical procedures as scrub technician, assisting circulating nurse as assigned.
  • Serves as a member of the operating room team in communication with team members to assess, anticipate needs for equipment, supplies and instructions.
  • Participates in the maintenance, care and preparation for a variety of instruments, set systems and supplies for the Operating Room or ancillary departmental needs.
  • Participates in doing other duties although not directly assigned.
  • Promptly reports any breaks in sterile technique to RN.
  • Promotes and maintains a safe working environment and ensure safe conduct in all aspects of job performance.
  • Demonstrates a well-organized approach to all activities.
  • Return promptly from errands and breaks.
  • Provides a safe environment by maintaining own physical health and mental alertness.
  • Utilizes measures to prevent infection, notifies Infection Control Nurse of any possible nosocomial infection or high-risk patient.
  • Completes yearly employee health evaluation on a prompt basis.
  • Attends required hospital safety programs.
  • Adheres to the dress code.
  • Notifies unit coordinator of any possible safety concerns.
  • Self-motivated in continually keeping current and knowledgeable about any/all instrumentation and equipment, etc., which is used on surgical
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Follows Hospital and Department policies and procedures at all times, including but not limited to: Administrative Manual, Environment of Care, Human Resources, Infection Control, Corporate Compliance, Code of Ethics, etc.
  • Attend, actively participate and complete in-services, training classes, mandatory classes, seminars/workshops, staff meetings, exercises and drills; reads all department communication and assigned materials.
  • Customer Service Provides excellent customer service and shows compassion to all patients, visitors and co-workers. Seeks feedback to ensure all needs are met. Anticipates and recognizes the concerns of others, even if those concerns are not openly expressed.
  • Communication – Keeps manager and team informed of progress, problems, development and plans. Gets along and interacts positively with co-workers and others.
  • Accepts and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Surgical Technologists, preferred
  • Possess current ORT Certification, preferred
  • Possess thorough knowledge of nursing
  • Demonstrates ability to provide quality patient
  • Communicates and works effectively with
  • Holds a current AHA BLS

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, staff is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and/or listen. He/she uses his/her hands to do computer work, write reports, do equipment set-up/cleaning/storage, clerical support, etc. He/she will be using the phone frequently. Good vision is needed to be able to read schedules, enter accurate data, etc. He/she must have good general health and demonstrate emotional stability so as to carry out the above-enumerated duties.

  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Use proper body mechanics when handling equipment
  • Standing, walking and moving 50% of the day

Compliance Requirements

Complies with Chinese Hospital Compliance Handbook including Code of Ethics and all statutes, regulations, guidelines applicable to federal and state programs. Responsibilities include, following the guidelines and reporting suspected violations of any statute, regulations, agreements or guidelines applicable to all healthcare programs.

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