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Surgical Technologist – Main OR – Santa Monica

UCLA Health

This is a Contract position in Santa Monica, CA posted November 28, 2020.

Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse within the Operating Room, the Surgical Tech completes surgical set-ups according to the surgeons and anesthesiologists’ preference.

The Surgical Tech ensures and is responsible for the surgical instrumentation and the preparation of equipment used, as well as other related duties.

The Surgical Tech directly assists the surgeon; handling and passing instrumentation.

Duties include anticipating the availability of and properly preparing for all equipment.

The Surgical Tech is responsible for the proper use and follow through of sterile technique, inclusive of inter-operative sponge, needle and instrument count, as well as the correct handling of surgical specimens.

Provide direct assistance with the application of inter-operative dressings, casts, and assists with cleaning up.

Qualifications Working knowledge of the use, function and operation of all operating room equipment.

Ability to independently scrub on a variety of surgical procedures including Orthopaedics, Spine, Laparoscopic Cases, Major Vascular, and Robotics.

Working knowledge of aseptic technique.

Working knowledge of surgical procedures; anatomy and the correct terminology.

Ability to provide information, explain policies and procedures to team members.

Ability to speak, write and read English.

Ability to set priorities, recognize emergency situations and take the appropriate action under the direction of the nurse in charge.

Work independently and follow through on all assignments.

Ability to comply with department standards inclusive of: attendance, dress code and varied work.

Ability to move objects, such as heavy carts and handle surgical equipment safely.

Ability to take emergency call whenever assigned.

Current national certification for Surgical Scrub Tech preferred.

Minimum 2 years’ experience preferred.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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