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UCLA Health Surgical Technologist - Main OR Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California



the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse within the Operating Room, the

Surgical Tech completes surgical set-ups according to the surgeons and

anesthesiologists' preference. The Surgical Tech ensures and is responsible for

the surgical instrumentation and the preparation of equipment used, as well as

other related duties. The Surgical Tech directly assists the surgeon; handling

and passing instrumentation. Duties include anticipating the availability of

and properly preparing for all equipment. The Surgical Tech is responsible for

the proper use and follow through of sterile technique, inclusive of

inter-operative sponge, needle and instrument count, as well as the correct

handling of surgical specimens. Provide direct assistance with the application

of inter-operative dressings, casts, and assists with cleaning up.Qualifications

Working knowledge of the use,

function and operation of all operating room equipment.

Ability to independently scrub

on a variety of surgical procedures including Orthopaedics, Spine, Laparoscopic

Cases, Major Vascular, and Robotics.

Working knowledge of aseptic


Working knowledge of surgical

procedures; anatomy and the correct terminology.

Ability to provide information,

explain policies and procedures to team members.

Ability to speak, write and

read English.

Ability to set priorities,

recognize emergency situations and take the appropriate action under the

direction of the nurse in charge.

Work independently and follow

through on all assignments.

Ability to comply with

department standards inclusive of: attendance, dress code and varied work.

Ability to move objects, such

as heavy carts and handle surgical equipment safely.

Ability to take emergency call

whenever assigned.

Current national certification

for Surgical Scrub Tech preferred.

Minimum 2 years' experience


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