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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Surgical Technician, Per Diem
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UCLA Health | Santa Monica, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
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.

Job Qualifications
Working knowledge of the use, function and operation of all operating room equipment. 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 required. Minimum 2 years experience. Ability to independently scrub on a variety of surgical procedures including Orthopaedics, Spine, Laparascopic Cases, Major Vascular, and Robotics.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.