Certified Surgical Technician - Surgical Services *Up to $10,000 Hiring Bonus*
Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: August 5, 2022
We are looking for a Certified Surgical Technician for the Surgical
Services at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.
$10,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all
conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic
benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin
on your first day of employment.
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Work Schedule: Full time - 72 Biweekly Hours
Shift: 12-hour, Days
Under direct supervision, prepares for operations of all
specialists for neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients,
and arranges sterile set-up of instrument table according to AORN
and AST recommended practices and hospital policy and procedures,
and universal precautions. Assists surgeons by passing instruments
and supplies, holding retractors and anticipating surgeons' needs
during course of surgery. Assists in cleaning and stocking the
operating room and stores equipment and supplies according to
equipment and supply directories. Is proficient in required
- Actively participates in department communications including
attending report, receiving assignment and personal schedule.
Follows SBAR (Situation Background, Assessment, Recommendation)
communication when giving/receiving hand-off reports. Maintains
open communication with Charge Nurse, using all available
communication tools within the department.
- Prepares Operative Suite by utilizing disinfecting agent on
work areas and assessing room cleanliness between cases.
Collaborates with Circulating RN and Support Team to ensure
equipment and supply needs are met.
- Prepares for scheduled operative procedure by reviewing
instruments, sutures, supplies, and equipment for cases using
physician preference card/pick list and reviewing special requests,
when noted (i.e. daily OR schedule). Cases are picked completely,
correctly, and appropriately following standard work established by
- Arranges, opens, scrubs with personal protective equipment and
sets-up sterile field following aseptic technique according to AORN
standards. Performs initial counts (i.e. sponges, needles,
instruments) and labels medications according to policy and
procedure prior to the start of surgery. Demonstrates the ability
to perform Core Competencies in each specialty, as indicated.
Assist with positioning of patient, when needed. Actively
participates in Time Out.
- Gowns and gloves surgeon and assistants. Drapes sterile field
with surgeon and passes lines (i.e. suction, bovie, etc.) to
Circulating RN. Remains vigilant in passing instruments, sponges,
sutures, and other sterile supplies and equipment. Holds retraction
devices placed by the surgeon. Anticipates and responds to
surgeons' needs during the course of surgery for all specialties.
Initiates corrective action according to AORN recommended practices
and hospital policy when breaks in aseptic technique occur.
Maintains organized and tidy sterile field, ongoing wiping and
cleaning of instruments and monitors sharps throughout the
- Receives surgical specimens, places in appropriate, labeled
container using universal precautions, confirms with physician, and
notifies circulating nurse source of specimen according to
department policy and procedure. Clearly communicates implant data
and medication usage to Circulating RN.
- Initiates closing counts according to policy and procedure.
Prepares and assists with sterile dressing. Removes drapes and
places them in trash/linen receptacles ensuring all instruments and
sharps are accounted for. Cleans patient while maintaining their
modesty and dignity. Remains in OR suite at the end of case to
assist with safe patient transfer.
- Prepares instrumentation for transfer from OR suite to SPD per
policy and procedure. Uses SBAR when communicating instrumentation
status to SPD personnel. Prepares instruments for transport by
ensuring instruments are free of gross blood and tissue. Handles
equipment in such a manner to guard against breakage or damage
while maintaining principles of universal precautions. Assists with
room turnover to meet defined turnover time goals. Prepares for
next scheduled case during room turnover.
- Collaborates with Circulating RN, Specialty Coordinators and
surgeons in updating surgeons' preference cards on an ongoing
basis. Remove/return all equipment and unused supplies to
- Utilizes educational resources and collaborates with peers to
maintain and advance knowledge in surgical procedures, equipment,
trends and techniques. Participates in mandatory department
meetings and in-service programs. Reviews Daily Report and/or
- Demonstrates critical thinking skills in analyzing problems and
determining proper courses of action.
- Ability to prioritize and self-directed time management.
- Performs assignments made by Charge Nurses established by the
- Ability to interpret schedule and prepare for operative
procedures, knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, and medical
- 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 in order to interact with
patients, surgeons, and other patient care personnel, often during
- 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 when
performing technical tasks and anticipating surgeons' needs.
- Ability to stand for prolonged periods (more than eighty
percent of work time) and to occasionally lift 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 and able to acquire and maintain core competencies on
an ongoing basis (No assessment skills necessary for this
- Utilizes educational resources.
Minimum Position Requirements:
Education: Coursework/Training - Certificate or proof of completion
of formalized surgical technologist training program, including
military training course.
Experience: 1 year Hospital experience as a Surgical Tech.
- Healthcare Provider level BLS Certification.
- CST, Certified Surgical Technologist within 6 months of hire,
for hires after 7/1/2017.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
Education: Associate's Degree.
- 1 year OR experience in trauma facility.
- Experience in Orthopedics and Neurosurgery.
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for me, ease my way." Working at our family of organizations means
that regardless of your role, we'll walk alongside you in your
career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide
best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where
diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and
respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve
in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health
and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico,
Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care
organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices
and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor
Requsition ID: SR356635
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Surgical/Perioperative Services
Job Function: Clinical Care
Schedule: Full time
Career Track: Clinical Support
Department: 7500 MH SURGERY
Address: CA Mission Viejo 27700 Medical Ctr Rd
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