Providence St. Joseph Health

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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Certified Surgical Technician in Laguna Beach, California

We are looking for a Certified Surgical Technician with Surgical Services - LB Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Laguna Beach, CA

Schedule: Full-time 80 Biweekly Hour

Shift: 10 Hour Day Shift

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision, prepares for operations of all specialists for neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients, and arranges sterile set-up of instrument table according to AORN and AST recommended practices and hospital policy and procedures, and universal precautions. Assists surgeons by passing instruments and supplies, holding retractors and anticipating surgeons’ needs during course of surgery. Assists in cleaning and stocking the operating room and stores equipment and supplies according to equipment and supply directories. Is proficient in required competencies. Consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the SJHS core values and the Hospital’s mission statement.


  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in analyzing problems and determining proper courses of action.

  • Ability to prioritize and self-directed time management.

  • Performs assignments made by Charge Nurses established by the Core Competencies.

  • Ability to read and write English in order to interpret schedule and prepare for operative procedures, knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.

  • Ability to acquire necessary familiarity with surgeons’ preferences; be able to accurately identify large volumes of surgical instruments and supplies, and gain knowledge of unit policies and procedures.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact with patients, surgeons, and other patient care personnel, often during emergency situations.

  • Analytical skills necessary in order to organize and prepare operating room according to standard methods and procedures.

  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when performing technical tasks and anticipating surgeons’ needs.

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods (more than eighty percent of work time) and to occasionally lift and position patients when preparing patients for operative procedures. Manual dexterity necessary to grasp and hold firmly retractors and delicate surgical instruments.

  • Must be proficient in required competencies upon completion of orientation and able to acquire and maintain core competencies on an ongoing basis. (No assessment skills necessary for this position)

  • Utilizes educational resources.

Position Requirements:

Education: High school graduate or GED and certificate or proof of completion of formalized surgical technologist training program, including military training course

Experience: 1 year hospital experience as a Surgical Tech

License / Certification: Healthcare provider level BLS Certification upon hire

Hires after 7/1/2017 require CST, Certified Surgical Technologist within six (6) months of hire.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Associate of Arts degree


  • One year previous OR experience in trauma facility

  • Experience in Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line.As non-profit acute care facilities, we serve all of south Orange County.Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.We are a member of the St. Joseph Health System, one of only 12 winners worldwide of the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award, which recognizes an "extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture"; we've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center

Category: Surgical Techs

Req ID: R319958