Specialty Technician III Ahsp OR Operations - 8Hrs Days

Cedars Sinai Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

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When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's just one of the many reasons we've achieved our fifth consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence.

From working with a team of dedicated healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incrediblefor yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals.

The Specialty Technician III is under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Specialty Technician III is assigned to perform technical duties, assist with procedures and has the responsibility to ensure smooth team work through application of knowledge and effective communication with the Registered Nurse, and the patient.

This role, provides care consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, Plan for Provision of Nursing Care, Plan for Provision of Care of Patients, CSMC Code of Conduct, Performance Improvement Plan, Patient Education Plan, and Professional Organization Standards. The Specialty Technician maintains competency skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Identifies the ability of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent. Identifies safety concerns in the age related population; institutes additional protective measures to provide a safe environment, and identifies normal growth and developmental milestones in neonates, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates in-services in collaboration with educators and team leaders.

  • Performs the preceptor role for students and new hires. Demonstrates leadership abilities and serves as a mentor and role model for Specialty Technician I and Specialty Technician II.

    Coordinates orientation process for new SpecialtyTechs. Provides feedback to orientee, team leader, and educators. Percepts and mentors new Specialty Techs.

  • Helps to improve efficiency and cost in surgical units and participates in developing budgetary requirements. Participates in decision making activities related to evaluating and acquiring surgical equipment, instruments, and supplies.

  • Participates in department committees and unit in-services promoting patient care and safety. Participates in unit staff meetings providing constructive input to assist in unit direction, problem solving and problem resolution. Promotes performance improvement through participation in the Medical Center's Performance Improvement Program.

  • Provides technical support for general and specialty patient population. Aware of patient needs while assisting the RN in implementing the plan of care for each patient. Assists the RN in prioritizing job duties, physician requests, and interdepartmental procedures as directed by RN.

  • Assists co-workers in orientation of department processes. Assists orientees, floats and students. Provides feedback in a timely manner to orientee and team leaders.

  • Operates equipment used within assigned area including the caring, handling, trouble shooting and safety precautions. Recognizes malfunctions and initiates repairs appropriately.

    Assembles processes and maintains instruments relevant to assigned area. Monitors and updates inventory within area as assigned. Assists coworkers with their learning related to equipment.

  • Improves the accuracy of patient identification: uses two identifiers when transporting patient between units/departments.

  • Reduces the risk of patient harm resulting from falls. Observes patients for risk of falling and takes action to prevent patient falls.

  • Controls and maintains perioperative environments (i.e., asepsis, electrical safety, waste management and traffic patterns). Establishes and maintains a sterile field when appropriate. Maintains a safe, clean and organized environment. Reduces the risk of health care acquired infection by complying with current CDC hand washing guidelines and CSMC isolation policy.

  • Assumes responsibility for patient advocacy and patient rights. Meets customer's expectations for his/her patient assignment.

Educational Requirements

Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technicians (certified Surgical Technologist); or has received on the job training with a minimum of 5 years experience scrubbing surgical procedures. Ability to verify on the job training of participating institution.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements

Current certification in Basic Life Support (Health Care Provider).

Experience

Minimum 1 year operating room experience. Demonstrates a commitment to customer service and an ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues.

  • Working Title: Specialty Technician III AHSP OR Operations - 8hrs Days

  • Department: AHSP OR Operations

  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops

  • City: Los Angeles

  • Job Category: Clinical Operations

  • Job Specialty: OR / Anesthesia

  • Position Type: Full-time

  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift

  • Shift Type: Full-time

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Specialty Technician III Ahsp OR Operations - 8Hrs Days

Cedars Sinai