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Surgical Technologist

Coast Surgery Center
3444 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
$24 - $27 an hour - Full-time


3444 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Summary: The Surgical Technologist - Non Certified assists surgical team members during operative procedures. Arranges and inventories sterile set-ups for surgery, and passes items as needed to the operating team while assisting in preparing and moving patients, and in cleaning the operating room. This is considered an entry-level position.

Essential Responsibilities will include the following, and other duties may be assigned.

Operating Room Preparation Duties:

· Prepares surgical suite, supplies, and equipment to meet environmental safety and infection control standards for all personnel and patients.

· Ensures the integrity of sterile packaging by opening supplies aseptically while controlling environmental factors that could expose equipment.

· Regularly checks equipment and supplies for proper working order and ensures they are ready for each surgical procedure.

· Demonstrates techniques of disinfection and sterilization by adhering to center policies and procedures, ensuring a sterile field is maintained.

Patient Pre-Operative Duties:

· Performs responsibilities as a surgical scrub for preoperative care for patients by ensuring that care is individualized, meeting the needs of each patient and surgeon.

· Assists with surgical procedures by anticipating the needs of surgeons and passing instruments; Prepares specimens for laboratory analysis.

· Identifies, corrects, and reports aseptic technique breaks to the appropriate personnel.

· Assists the registered nurse with patient preparation, transfers, and in counting procedures per established policy.

Safety and Infection Control Duties:

· Adheres to established company and ASC safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.

· Strictly adheres to aseptic techniques using a variety of supplies and instruments while actively monitoring the environment to ensure a sterile technique is maintained throughout procedures. Anticipates breaks in sterile technique and acts according to policy.

· Adheres to established surgery center safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.

· Actively participates in the time-out process and identifies potentially unsafe conditions and notifies the appropriate personnel.

· Successfully demonstrates competent usage of proper body mechanics in all activities.

· Completes employee and patient incident documentation timely while identifying potentially unsafe conditions.

· Demonstrates a complete understanding of established emergency procedures and provides appropriate support.

· Participates in quality and safety activities, as required.

Other Duties:

· Participates as a member of the team to promote a positive working environment and provide back-up support when necessary.

· Provides new employee orientations, training courses, and guides team members.

· Maintains, reviews, and orders additional inventory based on procedures scheduled and stock on hand.

· Assists with room turnover, cleanup, patient transporting, and positioning.

· Makes suggestions to management for policy and procedure enhancements by conducting research, reviewing results, and presenting recommendations in a clear message.

Qualifications: Successful individuals who perform the responsibilities of this position must perform their essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities in performing the functions required of the position.

· Education:

o Required: High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

o Required: Graduate of an approved course for OR Surgical Technologists.

· Experience:

o Required: Minimum of one year related experience or training in a clinical setting and surgical scrub experience in an ambulatory surgery facility.

· Licensure and Certification:

o Required: Basic Life Support Certification – BLS.

o Preferred: Certified Surgical Technician – CST.

· Language Skills: Must possess the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Writes routine reports and correspondence and speaks effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

· Mathematical Skills: Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

· Reasoning Ability: Must possess the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions while dealing with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

· Healthcare Business Acumen: Must have the knowledge and be well-versed in the nuances and complexities of the business aspects of healthcare, including Protected Health Information (PHI) procedures and safeguarding other identifiable information regarding patient data.

· Computer Skills: Must have knowledge of Internet software, Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 - $27.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Commute:

  • San Diego, CA 92123 (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • San Diego, CA 92123: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: In person