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Surgical Technician

Location : Los Angeles, CA
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : LAC
Required Years of Experience : 1
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services

Job Description :
Surgical Technician - Essential Job Functions

 



  • Monitors and continually assess' operating room conditions, including patient and surgical team needs.

  • Sets up operating room prior to surgery by obtaining and checking equipment, instruments, packs and supplies needed in surgery, according to nursing protocol; prepares and processes instrument trays and other supplies as needed.

  • Correctly verifies solutions, drugs, and drainage tubes with circulating nurse and labels them accordingly.

  • Assists in maintaining and labeling specimens collected during surgery according to the established procedures.

  • Serves as a scrub technician during a variety of surgical procedures, handling sterile instruments and supplies while maintaining aseptic technique.

  • Cleans, sorts, sterilizes, and decontaminates operating room, equipment as well as instruments utilizing sterilizer, ultrasonic, and Steris; disposes of waste and soiled supplies in appropriate receptacle.

  • Assembles, operates, adjusts, and monitors support equipment such as suction machines, scopes, diagnostic equipment and lights to ensure proper operation.

  • Under direction of a surgeon, assists with suctioning, cutting sutures, and applying and removing dressings for operative procedures according to established policies and procedures.

  • Counts sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments before surgery, before closure, during closure, and after surgery to ensure all surgical supplies are accounted for, in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Maintains files and records of surgical procedures.

  • Transports patients to and from perioperative services and/or medical wards and assists the surgeon and registered nurse in positioning, prepping, and draping patients for surgery.


Required Qualifications :
Requirements



  • 1 year of Surgical Technician experience

  • Graduation from an accredited surgical technology program. 

  • BLS/CPR from American Heart Association

  • COVID Vaccinated & Boosted


 


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:



  • Current certification issued by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for surgical technologists (CST).

  • Experience as a scrub technician in an operating room, providing direct and indirect care to patients before, during and after surgery.


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