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The Surgical Technician III (ST III) is under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and is considered an expert level. The Surgical Technician is assigned duties, assists with procedures and has the responsibility to ensure smooth team work through application of knowledge and effective communication with the Registered Nurse, the patient, the surgeon, the anesthesiologist ancillary personnel, and other health care team members. The ST serves in preceptor role and actively participates in Performance Improvement Projects.
The Surgical Technologist III provides care consistent with CSMC and accrediting bodies' standards. The Surgical Technologist III maintains competency skills including the ability to deliver care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. The Surgical Technologist III identifies the ability of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent.
You will perform first scrub role in a majority of surgical procedures.
You will Perform the preceptor role for surgical technology students and new hires. Assists co-workers in orientation of department processes.
You will participate and demonstrate involvement in department committees and unit in-services promoting patient care and safety. Participates in unit staff meetings providing constructive input to assist in unit direction, decision-making and problem resolution. Promotes performance improvement through participation in the Medical Center's Performance Improvement Program.
You will prepare operating rooms for surgery and assist with turning over the operating room
You arrange instruments according to given procedure. Confirms that instruments work properly and are sterilized. Maintains availability of instruments and supplies to avoid delays. Correctly uses, cares for, cleans, and sterilizes instruments, supplies, and equipment
You will assist surgeons during surgery by passing instruments and other sterile supplies. Assists with skin stapling and steps on ESU pedals
You will Perform appropriate intra operative count (instruments, sponges, needles), and labels all medication.
Prepare patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision site. Transport patients to and from surgery.
Demonstrate knowledge about equipment used in assigned area including the care, handling, operations, trouble shooting and safety precautions. Recognizes malfunctions and initiates repairs appropriately. Assembles processes and maintains instruments relevant to assigned area. Monitors and updates inventory within area as assigned.
Assist in storing and stocking supplies, maintains and updates surgeons' preference lists as needed
Improves the accuracy of patient identification: uses two identifiers when transporting patients between units/departments.
Reduces the risk of patient harm resulting from falls. Observes patients for risk of falling and takes action to prevent patient falls.
Controls and maintains perioperative environments (i.e., asepsis, electrical safety, waste management and traffic patterns). Establishes and maintains a sterile field. Maintains a safe, clean, and organized environment. Reduces the risk of health care acquired infection by complying with current CDC hand washing guidelines and CSMC isolation policy.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.