Surgical Technician III - Surgery
Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Apple Valley
Posted on: June 8, 2021
We are looking for a Surgical Technician III for the Surgery
Department at St. Mary Medical Center.
Location: Apple Valley, CA
Work Schedule: Full Time - 72 Biweekly Hours
Shift: 12-hour, Days (Variable)
Under the guidance and supervision of a registered nurse, is
responsible for surgical case preparation including allocation of
appropriate surgical supplies and instrumentation and
intraoperative organization of the sterile field. Facilitates the
surgeons needs by passing the appropriate sutures and
instrumentation. Assists with the terminal cleaning of the surgical
suite/instrumentation after the procedure has ended. In addition,
this position encompasses advanced skills through advanced training
and knowledge to actively participate in optimal patient care and
improved perioperative performance.
Performs all essential job functions of the OR Tech II job
Prepares surgical suite for specific cases.
Monitors environmental conditions relating to type of procedure,
duration and age of patient.
Monitors aseptic technique and proper sterilization
Integrates type of procedure, physician's preference and age of
patient to pick supplies and instrumentation for the surgical
Implements practices for prevention of infection.
Functions in the scrubbed role for all General OR Service Lines
and three (3) Advanced Service Lines , one must be in Vascular if
advancing to Open Heart.
Responsible for coordination of assigned service line area.
Provides for patient and staff safety according to surgical
policies and procedures.
Demonstrates ability to carry out all assignments and procedures
according to policy and procedure manual/AORN standards of
Collaborates with other disciplines to revise the patient care
plan according to the changing needs of the patient/surgeon.
Contributes to the efficient and smooth functioning of the
department including 5 audits per month.
Attends ongoing education specifically related to the needs of
the surgical technician to maintain competency a minimum of three
educational classes per year.
Develops educational programs to upgrade clinical competencies.
Conducts three programs per year to validate competencies.
Assists in the development of policies and procedures relating
to scrub role/new technology.
Participates in the orientation of new caregivers and
Plays an active role in the upkeep of Physician Preference Cards
and Supply Inventories.
- Actively participates in Continuous Improvement and Team
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Thorough knowledge of the nursing process as it pertains to the
Demonstrate ability to provide quality patient care as it
pertains to the ORT role.
- Capable of performing in the first scrub role in all major
surgical specialties, including open heart and pediatric
Minimum Position Requirements:
H.S. Diploma or GED Or Coursework/Training: 15 years' experience
as an ORT.
Coursework/Training - Graduate from Surgical Tech Program Or
Coursework/Training: 15 years' experience as an ORT.
Coursework/Training - Complete all Competencies for General OR
and 3 Advanced Service Lines; 1 other Advanced Service Line if
Advancing to Open Heart.
Coursework/Training - Environmental orientation within 30 days
- Coursework/Training - Unit Specific competency within 90 days
St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with
213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's
largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The
facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health
System in 1992.
This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert
Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted
approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's
Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was
accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only
stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.
The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital
are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular
Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory
Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women &
Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.
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