Located in Southern California, Eisenhower Health is a not-for-profit hospital seeking multiple Surgical Tech positions. Please visit careers.eisenhowerhealth.org to learn more information and apply.
The Surgical Technologist, working under the direct supervision of the perioperative nurse, performs the duties of a scrub person. Prepares supplies for case, sets up and maintains the sterile field, passes instruments and supplies to the surgeon, readies used instruments for the cleaning and re-sterilization process. Able to take call independently and can respond for all specialties within the Main OR. Works under direct supervision in cardiac division. Provides in-service education and assists with projects.
The Surgical Tech must meet the following qualifications:
Required: Successful completion of accredited Surgical Technology training program, or equivalent as determined by Director of Perioperative Services
Required: High School Diploma
Required: AHA-approved Basic Life Support (BLS)
Required: Certification as a surgical technologist (CST or TS-C); OR graduate of an accredited AA/AS degree program, with expectation that certification as a surgical technologist will be obtained within three years from date of hire
Required: Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a surgical technologist in an acute multi-specialty environment, evidencing independent performance in a variety of surgical specialties
Experience in an acute multi-specialty environment.
Surgical Tech’s Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
Demonstrates and maintains aseptic technique according to the policies and procedures of Surgical Services.
Demonstrates competency and knowledge of the surgical environment regarding traffic patterns and contamination of the sterile field.
Prepares supplies, room setup and equipment for cases.
Anticipates surgeons needs by review of preference card and procuring appropriate supplies prior to start of case.
Maintains orderly instrument table and surgical field.
Remains attentive to the progression of the case in order to anticipate surgeon’s needs.
Verbally verifies and labels medications and irrigations on the back table with perioperative nurse.
Maintains and documents accurate sponge, needle, and instrument counts with the perioperative nurse.
Properly disposes of all sharps and biohazardous waste.
Accurately identifies surgical specimen and transfers to the perioperative nurse.
Prepares instruments for cleaning and resterilization.
Assists with putting away supplies and room turnover.
Contributes to maximum efficiency of the surgical line up in order to adhere to surgical start times.
Keeps current with new intraoperative techniques and equipment through participation in unit based and continuing education.
Demonstrates cost effectiveness by using judgment when opening and using supplies.
Acts as a preceptor to new staff and students.
Provide leadership for projects at unit level to correct safety/clinical quality deficiencies. Lead / implement changes at the unit level.
Serve as a role model to new employees and other staff members. Coaches team to anticipate resources.
Communicate effectively with patients, staff members and physicians.
Provides in-service education for other staff members at least once per year.
Assume responsibility for self and ensures that the policies, procedures and safety practices of the Operating Room and Hospital are reinforced.
Use critical thinking to anticipate the needs of the surgical team and perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
Demonstrates advanced knowledge and practice of aseptic and surgical technique.
Demonstrates advanced knowledge related to OR emergency situations.
Assists in the development of policies, procedures and protocols at the department level
Develops process to improve cost containment / decrease waste in room.
Accepts responsibilities only within scope of practice.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Eisenhower is proud to offer:
A generous benefits package and matched retirement plan
Health and wellness programs
About Eisenhower Health: Near Palm Springs, California, our vibrant community offers an enviable lifestyle including affordable housing, minimal traffic, world-class dining and shopping, and year round recreational activities. Additionally, Eisenhower Health is less than two hours away from sandy beaches and mountain resorts.
At Eisenhower Health, we offer a progressive environment with an emphasis on individual growth and advanced medical practices seldom seen in other hospitals. As a not-for-profit and comprehensive health care institution, we are honored to be recognized as one of the top-ranking hospitals in California. For 2017-2020, U.S. News and World Report has ranked us as the #1 performing hospital in the Riverside Metro area and #16 in California, placing us in the top six percentile of hospitals in the state. In addition, we were within the 20 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive five star stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in its Overall Hospital Quality and Star Rating (#2017-2018).
Located on 130 acres in Rancho Mirage, we offer our community a 517-bed acute care hospital with telemetry, critical care and medical/surgical floors. We also have a multitude of specialty centers on our campus including The Betty Ford Center, The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and The Lucy Curci Cancer Center.
Eisenhower Health has recently been granted Magnet recognition by the ANCC for its nursing excellence, which makes us the first and only hospital in the Inland Empire to achieve this prestigious Magnet distinction. For the fifth consecutive year, Eisenhower Health has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation (2017-2020), a testament to our commitment to provide equitable care.
In 2017-2020, U.S. News recognized Eisenhower Health as one of the High Performing Hospitals in these specific areas: Geriatrics, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Chronic Obstructive, Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lung Cancer Surgery. Eisenhower Health is the only hospital in Riverside and San Bernardino counties to be named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health for 2016 & 2017.
Eisenhower Health has had a great deal of growth in our Clinic Divisions throughout the Coachella Valley. We also cultivate an environment that fosters outstanding levels of employee engagement and was one of only 20 organizations nationwide to receive the Workplace of the Year Award from The Advisory Board Company (2016-2017).
Near Palm Springs and two hours from sunny beaches and mountain resorts, our vibrant community offers an enviable lifestyle including affordable housing, minimal traffic, world-class dining and shopping, and year round recreational activities.