Surgical Technologist

West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center

Full Time
CA, Los Angeles
Posted 4 months ago

We are seeking a certified Surgical Technologist or candidate in training to
become a certified scrub technologist who will be responsible for assisting
our surgical team in our facility under the direction of the ambulatory
surgery center (ASC) manager and/or physicians. Desired candidates must be
detail-oriented, well-organized, work well under pressure and have great
communication skills.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

* Perform job functions timely, efficiently and will effectively utilize knowledge of medical assistant training and skills
* Deliver upon the service expectations of both our surgery patients and fellow staff members by listening to their needs; engaging in positive interactions; and following through on promises made in a thoughtful, efficient, timely and courteous manner so that their total outcome is better than expected
* Respect the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of patients
* Work in a safe manner, adhering to the surgery center’s safety precautions and standards
* Perform the following skills as necessary and as directed by the nursing staff: vital signs, blood pressure checks, weight, history taking, IM/Sub Q injections, EKG, PFTs, pulse oximetry, Accu check.
* Adhere to the proper documentation standards in the patient’s surgery file and provide accurate, complete, legible and timely documentation of all procedures performed in the medical record.
* Assist with sterilizing the equipment and operating room
* Review surgical preference lists and gathers the necessary supplies and instruments for a scheduled surgical procedure
* Helping with preparing the patient for surgery
* Preparing patients for the procedure
* Assist with keeping the operating room sterile
* Maintaining the sterile environment of the operating room until the patient is brought to the recovery room
* Assist operating room staff and physicians with surgical procedures
* Assist with counting all of the tools and instruments used during the surgery
* Assist with emergencies as needed
* Communicate all test results, patient concerns and changes in the patient’s condition to the physician or registered nurse.
* Follow correct procedures for handling and disposing of biohazard infectious waste
* Report any unsafe conditions to the ASC manager and/or the surgeon(s)
* Perform daily and weekly environmental cleaning and equipment quality control and maintenance
* Assist with inventory management on a monthly basis
* Comply with all applicable infection control and safety procedures
* Demonstrate awareness of current state, federal and local laws
* Use appropriate reporting mechanisms as required by state laws
* Provide open and timely communication with patients, families and their significant others
* Demonstrate commitment to education, professional training, and sharing of knowledge
* Obtain ongoing education consistent with level and area of practice
* Maintain current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers and other appropriate certifications

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:
* Graduate of accredited school for Surgical Technologists/OR evidence of being enrolled in a training program to become a Surgical Technologist at an accredited school
* Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers
* Two (2) years health care experience, preferably recent, hospital or ASC clinical experience in the operating room
* Knowledge of UR/QA requirements

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $21.00 per hour

Experience:

* EMR systems: 1 year (Required)
* operating room: 1 year (Preferred)
* phlebotomy: 1 year (Preferred)
* medical terminology: 1 year (Required)

Education:

* High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

* Certified Surgical Technologist (Preferred)
* Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) (Preferred)

Work Location:

* One location

Schedule:

* 10 hour shift
* On call

Benefit Conditions:

* Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

* No

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