Senior Surgical Technician - Operating Room - F/T - Evenings
UC Irvine Health - Orange, CA

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Reports to: Clinical Nurse III -Supervisor

Working Title: Senior Surgical Technician

Cost Center: Operating Room (7021)

Bargaining Unit: EX

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Code: 8930

Date Created: 11/13/2012

Shift: Evening Shift

Hours: 40.00

Position Summary:

The Sr. Surgical Tech utilizes advanced surgical techniques, working as part of the healthcare team to assist with direct patient care activities during medical procedures. Ensures the environment is safe, equipment is functioning properly and procedures are conducted in a way to maximize patient safety. Prepares and stocks the OR before and after surgery, by gathering and organizing clean and sterile supplies. Sets sterile instrument fields; maintains and monitors aseptic techniques. Assists with the orientation of new staff and participates on departmental committees.

Salary Range:

Rate Minimum $22.73 Midpoint $25.50 Maximum $28.26

Essential Job Functions:

The identification of essential functions below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.

% Effort

PNT_CARE Demonstrates advanced surgical techniques. Creates & maintains the sterile field, and initiates corrective action when breaks occur. Appropriately assisting with patient treatments, turning & positioning as needed. Ensures OR environment maintains patient privacy and body temp. Manages potential for discomfort or injury; recognizes critical deviations in patient condition and takes appropriate action including intervening in situations where basic life support systems are threatened


PNT_CARE Effectively utilizes surgical preference cards, making & communicating changes as appropriate. Appropriately assembles/handles tray preparation & instruments, and anticipates the need for instruments, equipment & supplies, ensuring their timely availability


PNT_CARE Ensures proper functioning, care, and use of clinical equipment & supplies. Performs quality checks and troubleshooting, and understand relationships between various equipment and the age related needs. Performs high level disinfection/sterilization. Orients & trains others on the appropriate instrument/equipment use


PNT_CARE Under the supervision of a licensed care provider, mixes & labels irrigation solutions. Disposes of all waste, sharps & specimens appropriately. Demonstrates basic understanding of anesthetic drugs and monitoring


Total Effort:


Core Organizational Functions:

Personal Achievement: Sets and achieves personal goals to advance career-related skills, knowledge and abilities and helps others to improve their skills.

Customer Service: Values and delivers high quality service to all customers through effective application of the UCICARE principles: Understanding, Communication, Involvement, Commitment, Action, Respect Environment, and LAST. Knows and complies with all customer service standards as outlined in the Service Excellence Handbook.

Quality Improvement: Strives for high quality performance and takes initiative to make improvements and deliver results.

Resource Management: Demonstrates accountability, discretion and sound judgment in using or managing university resources.

Teamwork: Builds effective relationships across work groups by treating fellow employees with courtesy, respect and inclusiveness; maintains a positive attitude and takes responsibility for assignments.

Required Qualifications:

Successful completion of an accredited course in surgical technology

Basic Life Support

Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English, and understanding of medical terminology

Ability to work variable shifts including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays

Two years of demonstrated surgical technologist experience in multiple specialties in an acute care facility

Preferred Qualifications:

Scrub Technician Certification

Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.


Standing 80% of time

Sitting 10% of time

Walking 10% of time

Agility (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)

Turning F

Twisting F

Crouching O

Balancing N

Bending N

Climbing N

Crawling N

Kneeling N


Pulling up to 50 Pounds

Carrying up to 25 Pounds

Lifting up to 25 Pounds

Pushing up to 150 Pounds

Safety Equipment

Cover Gown Required

CAP Required

Gloves Required

Mask Required

Scrubs Required

Dexterity (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)

Fingering F

Handling F

Reaching F

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