Certified Surgical Technician

Acuity Eye Group - Orange, CA
Posted: March 12, 2019

Acuity Eye Group is a nationally recognized group of Ophthalmology practices that specializes in a wide variety of services to help patients receive treatment for a number of different vision-related needs. Acuity Eye Group has offices located throughout several regions in Southern and Central California and we continue to grow! Currently, our group Specialists treat patients in more than 45 locations and 4 Ambulatory Surgery Centers in California. Because of our growth and the patients we need to treat, we must expand our teams and are currently looking for the right individual to join our Surgery team as an Operating Room/Surgery Technician.

The Surgical Technician assists the circulating nurse in preparation of surgical patients by performance of routine and delegated duties according to standards and policies. The Surgical Technician scrubs for surgical procedures, cleans instruments and rooms, and opens for cases using aseptic technique and the standards of care. The Surgical Technician will monitor inventory and stocks OR rooms. The individual works closely with physicians and provides service to the "physician customer" to provide excellent patient care. In addition, as it relates to reprocessing job duties, the surgical technician is responsible for all decontamination, cleaning, inspecting, packaging, sterilizing and labeling of reusable items. The Surgery Technician assists in facilitating the daily surgery schedule and intake of facility supplies.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

-Assist and anticipate needs of surgeon relating to instruments, sutures, sponges and supplies according to technique, procedure and special requirements
-Prepare for surgical and special procedures cases
-Familiarize self with procedures performed
-Know and understand surgeons’ preferences
-Maintain sterile technique at all times
-Provide care based on the age-related needs of the patient with consideration of their developmental/psychosocial needs, environmental safety, educational needs, communication style, and level of understanding
-Stocks and cleans environment between cases and at the end of schedule
-Assists with turnover of the O.R.
-Assists circulating nurse in proper care of specimens
-Sorts, cleans, and decontaminates all instruments, equipment, and other reusable items
-Examines, inspects, and tests equipment and instruments, and is current on all cleaning and decontamination procedures
-Operates sterilizers according to manufacturer’s guidelines
-Follows proper procedures for items being sterilized
-Sets up, packages or wraps all reusable items for terminal sterilization
-Knows how to identify instruments and can recognize shortages of instruments and equipment from trays and sets
-Labels and documents all forms, stickers, charts, graphs, etc. that are involved in terminal sterilization and quality assurance according to policy
-Maintains all implant logs up to date
-Assist with monthly and quarterly inventory counts
-Prepares monthly outdate checks of all OR supplies
-Intakes supplies, verifying with packing slips, and distributes to designated areas.
-Assists with supply re-ordering to designated par levels
-Is cost consciousness when ordering supply and works within set budget
-Transfers frozen sections to lab as necessary
-Assists as directed in the delivery of emergency care.
-Maintains confidentiality of the patients’ records and protects the patients’ privacy
-Participates in performance improvement program

For this role, you must have the following qualifications:

-High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
-Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

We hope (but don't require) that you also have:

-Current certification by the California Certified Surgical Technician Board preferred
-Minimum one year OR experience (within the last 2 years)

Locations: Orange, CA

Status: Part-Time

If you’ve come this far, you’re obviously intrigued by this opportunity. Acuity is one of the largest comprehensive Ophthalmology group practices in the U.S. Come join our team and help us continue to reach more patients in more markets than we’ve ever served before!

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Acuity Eye Group

Acuity Eye Group

Orange, CA

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