Providence St. Joseph Health

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Providence Surgical Technician in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Surgical Technician for Per Diem Day Shift to Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Surgical Technician who will be under the general supervision of the Ambulatory Surgery Director, the Surgical Technician will demonstrate competence in surgical scrubbing technique(s) and provide scrub services for outpatient procedures

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Implement care based on department and hospital standards

  • Train other staff as needed

  • Delegate tasks when appropriate

  • Seek assistance as necessary

  • Demonstrates competency in selected clinical skills including, but not limited to:

  • Surgical procedures

  • Equipment use and set up

  • Aseptic technique

  • Sterilization standards

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regard to:

  • Adhere to all hospital policies including, attendance, punctuality, and confidentiality

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence

  • Completing all mandatory requirements, including annual safety films, CPR, infection control and annual physical

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department and hospital goals by:

  • Attend and participates in team meetings

  • Volunteer or accept assignment for projects

  • Share knowledge with peers by updating physician preference cards

  • Abides by mission, vision and team ground rules

  • Participates in patient care activities such as, room turnover and transporting as needed.


  • Ensures the functionality, availability and sterility of OR supplies and equipment prior to the start of the daily caseload

  • Scrub and handle instruments safely during surgical procedures

  • Adhere to standards of strict aseptic technique in all phases of surgical intervention

  • Demonstrate competence in performing scrub services for a variety of surgical procedures within a cluster of specialties

  • Assist in receiving and stocking supplies/ equipment for each operating room without direction; reports variations in stock inventory level(s)

  • Adhere to the instrument tray protocols by keeping instruments properly grouped as established

  • Communicate removal of defective equipment from service and initiates maintenance and repair services without being so directed

  • Assume ownership for maintaining the cleanliness, safety and functionality of each operating room on a daily basis

  • Respond and participate in room turnaround process

  • Seek out tasks to perform (such as, pulling for cases, assembling instrument trays) without direction

  • Communicate pertinent information to the director or supervisor or other clinical staff in a timely manner, so that problem resolution may take place without delay


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of approved Surgical Technician course

  • Surgical Technician certification desirable

  • Current BLS Healthcare Provider certification

  • Medical terminology

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate care

  • Basic computer skills

  • Telephone skills

  • Knowledge of full spectrum of surgical instrumentation and OR suite equipment

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as a Scrub Technician

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 253987