Sutter Health Surgical Technologist I - Los Altos Surgery Center (Per Diem) in Los Altos, California

  • Job Summary:*

This entry level position will 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. Functions as a member of the Perioperative team, transporting patients outside of the department. Maintains aseptic environment within the OR and PACU. Responsible for the care and maintenance of instruments and securing of necessary equipment, instruments and supplies for Perioperative procedures.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Performs rooming procedure in an efficient and professional manner; ensuring the patient and provider are fully prepared prior to entering the operating room.Assists team members with positing patients properly according to physician specifications.Indentifies patient with special needs and provides appropriate assistance.Arranges and inventories sterile set-up of surgical instruments according to scheduled operation Prepares case carts according to physician preference cards to include supplies and sutures.

  • Assists senior team with surgical procedures.

  • Indentifies and passes instruments to doctors and nurses during operation as needed

Maintains a clean and safe patient care environment, following infection control guidelines and unit policies.

  • Provides support with post operative assistance.Assists with moving patients to after care support.Provides assistance wit clean up of operation room.

  • Manages supplies and equipment checks package integrity and expiration dates.Replenishes supplies according to established par levels within the Surgery Center and Central Supply, including the Specialty carts.Assures that emergency instrument sets/case carts are available.Ensures instruments, supplies and equipment are in proper working order.Reports any irregularities of instruments, supplies or equipment in a timely manner.Rotates supplies according to dates.

  • Follows the commitment to excellence and treats patients, families, visitors and each other with courtesy, dignity, respect and professionalism.

  • Performs other duties as assigned my senior staff members


Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Ed/Ex

Current CPR/BLS Certification/AHA

And must meet at least*one*of the following:

Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist program

Graduate of a military training program as evidenced by Certification DD-214


2 years of surgical technology experience.

Special Requirements:

Must demonstrate proficiency in at least 5 of the 10 specified services: General Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, ENT, EYE, Urology, GYN, Vascular, Lithotripsy or Plastics.

2 years of surgical technology experience

Organization: *Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Title: Surgical Technologist I - Los Altos Surgery Center (Per Diem)

Location: California-Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz-Los Altos

Requisition ID: PAMF-1717532

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.