Cardiac Surgical Technician

HCA San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 2 weeks ago

Good Samaritan Hospital is a 474 bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, with two locations, the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Recognized nationally for quality and safety, it has an 'A' from The Leapfrog Group and has been voted a "Family Favorite" hospital for more than ten years. It is one of only ten hospitals nationwide to be awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer four consecutive times. Good Samaritan is a leader in neurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques, and is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center.

We're hiring top talent today to join an outstanding Surgery Team that strive for excellence in servicing our patients at Good Samaritan Hospital. Interested in joining this team? Apply online now.

SCHEDULE: 0.9 (36 hours per week), SHIFT: Mixed, 8 hour shifts with rotating weekends.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under minimal supervision, prepares for surgical procedures and arranges sterile set-up of instrument table according to established procedures. Assists surgeons by passing instruments, medications, supplies, holding retractors, and anticipating surgeons' needs during the course of surgery. Takes responsibility for instruments in the operating room and stores supplies and equipment. Performs quality monitoring and maintains records and. reports results.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Scrubs for cases according to established techniques; dons sterile gown and gloves, surgeons with the same aseptic and assists

  • Prepares for sterile set instruments procedures nurse with following scheduled operative procedure by arranging up of instrument table with linens, and sutures required for specific according to surgeon's preference. Counting of instruments, sponges and needles per the established policies. Labels medications and irrigation solutions on the sterile field.

  • Assists surgeons with draping and positioning patient as necessary.

  • Passes instruments, sponges, sutures and other sterile supplies and equipment to surgeons and assistants during procedures, holds retraction devices and acts anticipate and respond to surgeon's needs during the course of surgery.

  • Receives surgical specimens and notify circulating nurse of source of material.

  • Assists surgeon with sterile dressing of operative site following closing.

  • Cleans operative field following each case by removing drapes, disposing of used supplies, returns instruments to decontamination area, and makes instrument technician aware of instruments requiring special handling.

  • Performs related clerical and service duties selecting supplies, instruments and equipment following procedures, answering telephones, messages, transporting patients to and from assisting in the cleaning of the operating according to established procedures such as for relaying surgery and room. Gather supplies, instruments and non-controlled medications for surgical cases.

  • May act as second circulator with a Registered Nurse.

  • Keeps current regarding developments in surgical equipment, trends and techniques, through appropriate in-service programs.

  • Communicates with problem solving for improvement supervisor and participates in department projects of patient care.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.Reading, writing arid communication skills.

2.Knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, operating room and patient safety, body substance isolation, and medical terminology.

3.Successful completion of a program in operating room procedures, surgical instrumentation and sterile technique

4.Minimum one year experience.

5.Current BCLS certification required.

6.Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients, surgeons and other patient care personnel, often during emergency or stressful situations.

7.Self motivated and able to function without Direct Supervision while maintaining accountability for Performance.

8.Must be able in emergencies to anticipate to react quickly and calmly needs of department, surgeons and patients and secure appropriate results.

9.Analytical and concentration skills to organize prepare and execute the technical tasks required



  1. Able to stand for long periods of time. Reach and lift at least fifty pounds.

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER's, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility-based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health's top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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