Surgical Technician, Per Diem - Main OR Westwood


Under the direct supervision of the Circulating Nurse within the Operating Room, the Surgical Tech completes surgical set-ups according to department standards and physician preference cards. The Surgical Tech is a member of the surgical team providing care to the patient and is responsible for maintaining the sterile field; surgical instrumentation; preparation of supplies and equipment; as well as other related duties. Participates in call, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Comply with department standards inclusive of: attendance, dress code, and varied work schedule. Duties include anticipating physician needs at the sterile field, preparing supplies, instruments and equipment. The Surgical Tech is responsible for implementing aseptic technique, practices related to prevention of retained foreign objects, safe medication labeling and handling, anticipatory skills related to the sequence of the procedure, specimen handling, and adhering to department policies, procedures, and practices. Participate in maintaining a survey-ready environment. Ensure patient safety by following regulatory and hospital standards of care. Utilize and participate in evidence-based research to guide best practice.

* Working knowledge of the use, function and operation of all operating room equipment.

* Ability to independently scrub on a variety of surgical procedures including Orthopaedics, Spine, Laparoscopic Cases, Major Vascular, and Robotics.

* 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 preferred.

* Minimum 2 years' experience preferred.

* BCLS from the American Red Cross and American Heart Association required

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.