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Surgical Technologist II (Certified) - Surgery Center

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview:
This 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.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent education/experience required.
  • MeetsSurgicalTechnology I requirements and is NBSTSA certified required or greater than5 yearsexperience required. Licensures & Certifications:
    • Certified Surgical Technician - CST / NBSTSA Certified preferred upon hire.
    • Current Basic Life Support Certification - BLS from AHA required upon hire.Experience:
      • 6 to 9 years. Greater than 5 years of surgical technology experience required.Skills & Knowledge:
        • Knowledge of operating room preparation needs based on surgical procedure.
        • Basic knowledge of aseptic technique.
        • Comprehends basic anatomy and physiology related to surgical procedures.
        • Understands the functions and use of instruments, supplies and equipment as they relate to the surgical patient.
        • Knowledge of decontamination and sterilization of all instrumentation used in the OR.
        • Verbal and written communication skills for frequent and challenging contact with physicians, employees, patients and patient families; requires patience, tack and compassion.
        • Basic computer skills to include keyboarding, mouse movement and data entry skills to enter information into practice management and EHR.
        • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize tasks.
        • Ability to work with others in a flexible and cooperative manner.
        • Ability to lift and position patients properly using best practices.
        • Visual capabilities to observe patients and instruments.
        • Ability to maintain composure during challenging interpersonal interactions.
        • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
        • Applies moderate mental application and concentration to handle varying procedures and interruptions.Special Requirements:
          • Must demonstrate proficiency in at least5 of the 10 specified services: General Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, ENT, EYE, Urology, GYN, Vascular, Lithotripsy or Plastics - or be able to after 6 months.

            Organization:Palo Alto Medical Foundation
            Employee Status: Regular
            Benefits: Yes
            Position Status: Non-Exempt
            Union: No
            Job Shift: Day/Evening
            Shift Hours:8 Hour Shift
            Days of the Week Scheduled:Monday-Friday
            Weekend Requirements: None
            Schedule: Full Time
            Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:80
            Applications Accepted:All Applications Accepted
            Schedule/Shift: Full Time/ Day/EveningRequired
            Job Industries
            • Transportation

Keywords: Sutter Health, Palo Alto , Surgical Technologist II (Certified) - Surgery Center, Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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