This posting is for the Ventura County Health Care Agency; vacancy location is Ventura & Santa Paula.
Under direction, the Operating Room Technician (OR Tech) assists in nursing care and the preparation of patients for surgery; assists in the operating room during surgery and in the recovery room; and performs support duties to include the cleaning and maintenance of supplies, instruments, and sterilizers. In addition to a full-time work schedule, Operating Room Technicians are required to be on-call at times where standby premium pay could apply.
Operating Room Technician I is the entry level classification in this job series. Incumbents perform routine duties assisting physicians and nurses in the preparation of surgical equipment used in the operating room and responsibilities relating to cleaning procedures in both the operating room and in sterile processing.
Operating Room Technician II is the journey level classification in this job series. Incumbents perform a variety of duties that involve assisting physicians and nurses with the preparation of surgical equipment, direct assistance during operations, and scrub duties and responsibilities in the operating room.
Operating Room Technician III is the advanced journey level classification in this job series. Incumbents perform specialized tasks relating to preparation and direct assistance in the operating room for various specialized operations. Independent judgment is required at this level. May serve as a lead/training person over lower level Operating Room Technicians.
The OB Operating Room Technician is responsible for setting up for and scrubbing Cesarean Sections, preparing for and assisting with vaginal deliveries. Additionally, the OB Operating Room Technician restocks rooms, carts, supplies, and equipment. Additionally, this position answers phones and call lights, greets visitors, transports patients, enters data into database systems, assembles patient charts, and additional clerical duties.
APPROXIMATE SALARIES (see additional MBPP below):
Operating Room Technician I- $21.99 - $31.74 per hour
Operating Room Technician II- $23.36 - $34.25 per hour
Operating Room Technician III- $25.31 - $36.89 per hour
Operating Room Technician I: $2.49/hour
Operating Room Technician II: $2.69/hour
Operating Room Technician III: $2.90/hour
NEW HIRE/RETENTION/REFERRAL INCENTIVES
Subject to the applicable section of the SEIU 721 MOA 2019-2022, Amendment #6 (Secs. 3801 – 3803):
New hires may be eligible for a one-time New Hire Incentive of $2500.
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.
BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency exam.
DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Ventura County Health Care Agency
Operating Room Technician I/II/III are represented by the Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and are eligible for overtime compensation.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and extra Help vacancies for these positions only, There is one (1) Regular position and one (1) Intermittent position at the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) and Santa Paula Hospital.
NOTE: If appointed at the lower level, incumbent may be promoted to the higher level(s) without further examination upon meeting the minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and in accordance with the business needs of the department.
OPENING DATE: February 16, 2022
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Cleans and maintains surgical supplies in the operating room;
Cleans, maintains, and prepares surgical instruments for surgeries;
Assists the nurses in the preparation of patients for surgery and in the recovery room;
Assists with vaginal deliveries including sterile table,
Stocks and cleans labor and delivery rooms and equipment;
Directly assists the physicians and nurses during surgical procedures
Maintains OB unit including supplies, linens, and suture stock; and
Performs other related duties as required.
OR Tech III level include:
May train lower level Operating Room Technicians, and student Operating Room Technicians by training and/or supervising and making recommendations on hiring, disciplinary actions, and evaluations.
Desired (All Levels):
Experience as a Scrub Technician assisting with surgical procedures on human patients
Working conditions involve direct contact with ambulatory or non-ambulatory patients in an inpatient or outpatient medical service delivery environment. Working conditions include prolonged standing and exposure to chemicals, ethylene oxide, medications, and steam.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Some to thorough knowledge (depending on level in series) of: the standard methods of cleaning and maintaining supplies and equipment (to include surgical instruments); the standard preparation of patients for surgery and post surgery procedures; the procedures used in assisting with the surgery of patients; and the procedures used in performing standard scrub duties.
Working to thorough ability (depending on level in series) to: assist in the nursing care and preparation of patients for surgery; directly assist the physician and nurses with procedures in the operating rooms; perform standard scrub duties; clean and maintain supplies and surgical equipment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; understand, follow, and convey written and oral instructions.
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at https://hr.ventura.org/. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION – qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION –100%
A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The T&E is NOT a determination of whether the candidate meets the stated requirements; rather, the T&E is one method for determining who are the better qualified among those who have shown that they meet the stated requirements. In a T&E, applications are either scored or rank ordered according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. Candidates are typically scored/ranked in relation to one another; consequently, when the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong, many qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or even low resulting in them not being advanced in the process.
NOTE: In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence providing all information requested. Examinees must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, a T&E will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.
Applicants successfully completing the exam process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record is required for this position.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Tamara Madueno by e-mail at: Tamara.Madueno@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 677-5313.
These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
Some (I), considerable (II), or progressively responsible (III) experience in a medical service delivery area which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. The required knowledge, skills, and abilities can also be obtained by:
Operating Room Technician I:
Graduation from an accredited Operating Room Technician program performing duties comparable to those of an Operating Room Technician.
Experience is preferred but not required.
Operating Room Technician II:
One (1) year experience as a scrub technician. Graduation from an accredited Operating Room Technology program performing duties comparable to those of an Operating Room Technician is required.
Operating Room Technician III:
Two (2) years of experience as a scrub technician. Graduation from an accredited Operating Room Technology program performing duties comparable to those of an Operating Room Technician is required.
Special Necessary Requirements (All Levels):
Certification as a Surgical Technologist within the first year of employment
This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders regarding vaccine verification and/or testing. These requirements are a condition of employment. Depending on assignment and work location(s), successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination and/or booster against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process.