Surgical Technician - OR Kaiser SO Cal

  • Location

    San Diego, United States

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Contact:

    Ashley Wheeler

  • Job ref:

    929

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-16

  • Consultant:

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Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician and in accordance with the legal scope of competency and within established standards of care, policies and procedures: assists the physician during surgical procedures by performing scrub duties.

 

 

 

Essential Responsibilities:

 

  • The Certified Surgical Technician demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, and behaviors.

  • Leadership Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Demonstrates a professional, supportive attitude. Identifies and supports new ideas. Utilizes effective communication strategies, including chain of command and issue escalation, which result in intended outcomes.

  • Participates in problem identification and resolution in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.

  • Prioritizes work assignments appropriately to ensure completion of patient care activities and notifies Registered Nurse if unable to complete assignments.

  • Complies with regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, and standards of practice. Nursing Process Correctly identifies patient and scheduled procedure.

  • Performs patient care activities, within the scope of competency, considering age-related needs of the patient as assigned.

  • Reports unusual findings to the Registered Nurse.

  • Collects data and provides information in a timely manner to the registered Nurse which may assist within the revision of the plan of care.

  • Discharge barriers are discussed with the Registered Nurse and intervention taken as directed.

  • Clinical Outcomes Applies standard precautions; keeps a safe environment for self and others.

  • Observes patient/family conditions and reports to Registered Nurse sudden changes or unusual findings.

  • Demonstrates competencies during the probationary period and ongoing by completion of departmental competency validation.

  • Transports patients, equipment, supplies, and specimens throughout the medical center utilizing proper body mechanics.

  • Participates in departmental performance improvement activities, i.e., planning, measuring/monitoring, assessing and improving.

  • Assembles and ensures all equipment/supplies/instruments are appropriate, available, calibrated, and adjusted, in working order, sterilized per protocol and organized for upcoming procedure.

  • Sets up and organizes room.

  • Performs scrub role (e.g., anticipates surgeon's needs, pass instruments, cut sutures, hold retractors, obtain/process tissue samples) according to standard.

  • Assists physician within scope of competency.

  • Assists with transfer, transport, and stabilization of patient within the scope of competency.

  • Cleans instruments, containers, and equipment according to established guidelines and reassembles packs, prepares for sterilization and/or returns to Central Processing.

  • Operates sterilization equipment.

  • Operates equipment safely and reports defective equipment upon discovery.

  • Cleans, lubricates, and performs preventive maintenance.

  • Utilizes computer systems effectively and efficiently.

  • Customer Service Practices customer service standards as defined by the Service Area, Medical Center, and specific department.

  • Anticipates the customer's desires, takes proactive steps to meet those needs by listening and taking responsibility within scope to ensure issues are resolved.

  • Assists members who are less than satisfied with their experience by listening and taking responsibility within their scope to ensure that the issue is resolved.

  • Promptly answers call lights, alarms, and patient requests.

  • Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, gives patients and their significant others the information needed within their scope of competency.

  • Maintains and protects patient confidentiality.

  • Assures a clean, orderly and functional work environment.

  • Team Commitment Viewed by others to be an effective team member who is flexible, cooperative, and willing to assist others.

  • Confronts difficult or conflict situations constructively and seeks appropriate assistance.

  • Takes accountability for own actions and accepts constructive criticism.

  • Assists others unfamiliar to the department.

  • Attends all mandatory meetings and inservices, a minimum of 50% of staff meetings, and actively participates in other departmental professional development (Requirement may vary for per diem staff).

  • Participates with the assessment of current and future unit learning needs and development of annual educational plan.

  • Keeps self-informed of activities on the unit and makes recommendation for change.

  • Adheres to Regional Attendance Policy.

  • Reports to assigned area promptly, being present and available for report at beginning of assigned shift. Minimizes personal phone call time.

  • Supports a collaborative labor-management partnership environment.

  • Fiscal Responsibility Organizes work to minimize the use of overtime.

  • Identifies and assists in systems improvement that need simplification or correction.

  • Utilizes payroll and non- payroll resources to their maximum potential.

 


 

Pay Grade: 25


 

Basic Qualifications:

 

Experience

 

  • One (1) year within the last three (3) years operating room scrubbing or equivalent military experience, including a variety of surgical procedures. 

    Education


  • Graduate of an approved surgical technologist or military equivalent program.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. 

    License, Certification, Registration


  • Surgical Technologist Certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA) and/or National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

  • BLS. 

     

     

    Additional Requirements:


  • Experience requirements may be waived or modified when an appropriate program or course is available and successfully completed.

  • Maintains required certifications as applicable.

  • Communicates in a clear, concise manner appropriate to the development stage of the patient.

  • Has full command of the English language (written and verbal). 

     

     

    Preferred Qualifications:


  • Position requires considerable walking, standing, moderate lifting, exposure to patient elements, and handling of emergencies and patient incidents within their scope of competency.

  • Some positions may be posted as bilingual Spanish required on a position-by-position basis.

  • May be expected to float to other areas within their scope of competency.

  • Willing to be trained on computer systems.

 

 

 

NotQualifications: 

  • This is a temporary position for approximately three (3) months.

  • 8 HOUR ATTACHED SHIFT: 11:00 pm-7:30 am