Lakewood Regional Medical Center is proud to be an integral part of the surrounding community. From orthopedics to cardiac care to urology, weâ��ve received many designations for quality care. Although we appreciate these prestigious honors, we are most honored by the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones. Weâ��re committed to finding new ways to improve and make our hospital the best place for patients, physicians and employees. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and we are here any time you need help.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.
Performs scrub and supply duties under the supervision of staff nurse. Maintains an environment conducive to the patientâ��s well-being.
Technical and Job Specific Skill:
Telephone Skills: Must demonstrate hospital telephone etiquette by answering the phones promptly, courteously and by identifying department and self.
Policy/Procedures: Is aware of and follows all hospital and department policies and procedures.
Teamwork: Promotes positive co-worker relationships through teamwork and cooperation. Understands and supports the needs of individuals in other departments and promotes conflict resolution. Shares information, work knowledge and experience with co-workers, physicians, and students in a non-threatening manner. Offers assistance and promptly responds to requests.
Productivity: Maintains high productivity and performs efficiently regardless of whether the work volume is high or low. Appropriately prioritizes work activities. Responds to difficult situations with self-control and a positive attitude. Makes decisions independently and knows when to ask for assistance. Exercises good judgment and arrives at sound decisions.
Basic Patient Care:
Confirms proper identification and surgical preparation of patient with nurse
Assists circulating nurse in preparing OR Suite for surgery or the Cath Lab for a procedure
Demonstrates knowledge of instruments, equipment and supplies while assisting the physician during the procedure
Anticipates physicianâ��s needs
Maintain sterile field
Properly organizes the preparation of supplies and instruments
Follows established policies and procedures for sponge and needle count, if applicable
Reacts appropriately in urgent/emergent situations
Keeps clinical manager/staff nurse informed of any problems
Promptly reports changes in patient signs and symptoms to staff nurse
Reports unusual occurrences (for example: patient injuries or falls)
Utilizes information systems promptly and efficiently Omninote, (for example: diet list computer, page system)
Reports any equipment that needs repair to Biomedical or Facility Services
Assures that all equipment in sterile field is functioning before use
Able to process instruments (decontaminate and wrap)
Has knowledge of and is able to operate autoclaves
Orders supplies and stocks unit
Attends 50% of staff meetings
Has knowledge of unit goals and expectations
Follows hospital policy and procedures
Refers to supervisor, charge nurse, or team leader when unfamiliar situations occurs
Attends all mandatory courses as designated
Demonstrates responsibility for self-development by participating in learning activities to obtain skill to meets gaps identified in collaboration with supervisor
Participates in Process Improvement activities as appropriate
Upholds all patient rights
Treats all patients, families, and co-workers in a polite and respectful manner
Immediately reports any issues that may compromise patient rights to supervisor, charge nurse, or team leader
Performs any other duties or responsibilities that may be assigned.
Training and Experience
Successful completion of surgical technician training program or one year experience in operating room
Current BLS Provider
Primary Location: Lakewood, California
Facility: Lakewood Regional Medical Center
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Rotate
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