We are looking for a Surgical Technician with Surgical Services
- MV Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.
Location: Mission Viejo, CA Schedule: Full-time - 72 Biweekly
hours Shift: 12 hour Day
Job Summary: Under direct supervision, and supported by the
assigned preceptor, prepares for basic surgical procedures in less
complex surgical specialties for pediatric, adult, and geriatric
patients. Arranges the sterile instrumentation according to AORN
recommended practices and hospital policy and procedures. Assists
surgeons by passing instruments and supplies, holding retractors,
and anticipating the surgeon's needs during course of surgery.
Assists in cleaning and stocking the operating room and stores
equipment and supplies according to equipment and supply
directories. Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the
required competencies within six months to achieve promotion to
Surgical Technician II, and be prepared to take call.
Ability to read and write in order to interpret schedule and
prepare for operative procedures, knowledge of basic anatomy,
physiology and medical terminology, and successful completion of an
accredited program in operating room procedures and sterile
techniques usually lasting a minimum of one year beyond high
school. Ability to acquire necessary familiarity with surgeons'
preferences; be able to accurately identify large volumes of
surgical instruments and supplies, and gain knowledge of unit
policies and procedures. Interpersonal skills necessary to interact
with surgeons and other patient care personnel, often during
emergency situations. Analytical skills necessary in order to
organize and prepare operating room according to standard methods
and procedures. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to
detail for up to eighty percent of work time when performing
technical tasks and anticipating surgeons' needs. Ability to stand
for prolonged periods (more than eighty percent of work time) and
to occasionally lifts and position patients when preparing patients
for operative procedures. Manual dexterity necessary to grasp and
hold firmly retractors and delicate surgical instruments.
Proficient in required competencies upon completion of orientation,
as listed on the unit specific competency Inventory, which prepares
the candidate to take call.
Minimum Position Requirements: Education:
S. Diploma or GED Coursework/Training - Certificate of
completion of formalized surgical technologist training program.
Coursework/Training - Successful completion of an accredited
program in operating room procedures and sterile techniques usually
lasting a minimum of 1 year
License / Certification: Healthcare Provider level BLS
At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna
Beach, CA our core values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and
Justice translate into an environment where the welfare of our
patients always comes before the bottom line.
As non-profit acute care facilities, we serve all of south
Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and
is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of
Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine,
vascular, stroke and brain injury.
Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities
with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical
services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and
outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an
outpatient eating disorder program.
Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual
surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It
is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health
We are a member of the St. Joseph Health System, one of only 12
winners worldwide of the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace
Award, which recognizes an "extraordinary ability to create an
engaged workplace culture"; we've received two Beacon Awards for
clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation
which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing
and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial
work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.
Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO)
to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital
complies with applicable state and local laws governing
nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the
company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement,
promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of
absence, compensation and training.
Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment
consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in
for staff vacancies.