Surgical Technician II (On-Call, days)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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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: 26 Basic Qualifications: Experience
  • Two (2) years within the last three years operating room scrubbing or equivalent military experience, including a variety of surgical procedures. Education
  • Graduate of approved surgical technologist or military equivalent program. 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:
  • N/A.
  • Notes:

    This is a 10 hour position with an 8 hour option of 6:45 AM- 3:15 PM

    Ability to scrub total joints and eye cases a plus

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