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Surgical Tech - Full-time, Days (Tustin)

Company: Alta Hospitals
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

The OR Tech is responsible for assisting with direct patient care activities in the Operating Room. Prepares and stocks the Operating Room before and after surgery, gathers clean and sterile supplies, sets sterile instrument fields, maintains and monitors aseptic techniques. Assists with proper positioning of patient while maintaining the privacy and dignity of the patient.Foothill Regional Medical Center is a fully accredited acute care hospital, licensed for 177 beds120 beds for general acute care, 15 intensive care beds and 42 pediatric sub-acute beds. Our pediatric sub-acute unit, just one of six in California, serves patients from throughout the state. We care for patients up to 21 years of age who need long-term sub-acute care including ventilator care and nutritional support.

  • Creates and maintains the sterile field, and initiates corrective action when breaks occur. Appropriately assisting with patient treatments, turning and positioning as needed. Ensures Operating Room environment is safe; maintains patient privacy, room temperature and humidity. Participates in and ensures time out and pre and post count processes are observed. Demonstrates awareness of potential discomfort or injury; recognizes critical deviations in patient condition and takes appropriate action including intervening in situations where basic life support systems are threatened. Ensures Infection Control procedures and HIPPA compliance.
  • Effectively utilizes surgical preference cards, making and communicating changes as appropriate. Appropriately assembles/handles tray preparation and instruments, and anticipates the need for instruments, equipment and supplies, ensuring their timely availability. Ensures appropriate labeling, handling and transporting of specimens to the appropriate location and in the appropriate container. Under the supervision of a licensed care provider, mixes and labels irrigation solutions.
  • Ensures proper functioning, care, and use of clinical equipment and supplies. Performs quality checks and troubleshooting, and understands relationships between various equipment and the age related needs. Performs high level disinfection/sterilization and ensures that infection control practices are strictly adhered to. Orients and trains others on the appropriate instrument/equipment use.
  • Disposes of all waste, sharps and specimens appropriately. Demonstrates knowledge of environment of care and safety, including Operating Room emergencies.
  • Actively engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work and takes a proactive, deliberate, and thoughtful actions regarding work activities. Demonstrates appropriate use of independent judgement and decision making. Demonstrates excellent customer service at all times. Ensure patients privacy and dignity at all times.
    • Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job
    • Understanding of basic medical terminology
    • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English
    • Computer literacy and proficiency
    • 6 months of previous of surgical tech experience
    • Graduate of an Accredited Surgical Tech Program
    • AHA Basic Life Support
    • Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only)
    • Certified Surgical Tech

Keywords: Alta Hospitals, Santa Ana , Surgical Tech - Full-time, Days (Tustin), Healthcare , Santa Ana, California

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