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Surgical Tech II

Primary Location Fontana, California Worker Location Onsite Facility Fontana Medical Center Job Number 1283246 Date posted 05/29/2024
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$1,000 sign on bonus eligible position!

Job Summary:

The Surgical Technologist-II works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician and in accordance with the legal scope of competency and within established standards of care, policies and procedures. The Surgical Technologist-II has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure safe, quality patient care during the operative procedure.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Participates during surgery as member of the highly reliable surgical team by passing instruments and supplies and assisting as directed; recognizes and responds to and assists in acute emergency situations. Assists in tissue retraction and limb support. Ensures instruments are clean and working properly. Requests additional supplies during surgery if needed. Assists surgeon while he or she is closing, suturing, stapling, cauterizing and bandaging patient. Suctions blood and other fluids from operating field.

  • May not clamp, cut, incise, dissect, cauterize, suture, or staple tissue even if competent to do so.

  • Conforms to prescribed aseptic techniques required for surgical procedures by scrubbing prior to working in sterile field.

  • Required to transport patients and assist with lifting patients for procedures.

  • Assembles surgical specialty beds with correct attachments to assure patient safety to avoid injury.

  • Completes necessary arrangements to set up operating room prior to surgical procedures - laying out instruments, surgical trays, and assembling equipment as required for particular procedures. Properly place sterile drapes, suction tubing, cautery and all additional items on sterile field.

  • Verifies package integrity and external sterile indicators prior to opening and internal sterile indicators prior to use of supplies and Instruments.

  • Handles a variety of controlled and non-controlled medications. After RN labels medication, responsible for preparation of medication utilized during surgery. Responsible for labeling of all fluids on the sterile field.

  • Coordinates with vendors, surgeons, and other departments. Assists with ordering of specialty items. Assists with equipment and supply recalls.

  • Maintains and ensures operational readiness of instruments and equipment, departmental supplies and sterilized items. Checks for outdated supplies. Ensures correct counting of instruments, needles and/or sharps before, during and at closure of patient. Anticipates needs for intraoperative supplies, equipment and needs of surgeons in a timely manner.

  • Operates a variety of equipment as directed. Checks for outdated equipment and reports as needed. Ensures and maintains competency on all new equipment and technology.

  • Maintains sterility of the surgical field by continuous observation of staff and equipment. Sterilizes needed instruments with rapid cycle sterilization.

  • Throughout the procedure, contains used sharps on the sterile field in a designated disposable, puncture-resistant needle container and replace as necessary.

  • Prepares and handles patient specimens. Assures proper labeling of patient and all specimens.

  • Complies with Standard Precautions (Blood Borne Pathogen standards) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Provides guidance throughout the case for physician assistants, medical students, registered nurses, orthopedic technicians and surgeons on the use of equipment.

  • May perform patient care functions such as patient prepping, positioning patient, and holding patient during surgical case. Assures patient safety at all times.

  • Maintains specialty carts for each service. Tests and calibrates any and all equipment as needed. Stocks rooms daily.

  • Assists team members with gowning and gloving. Helps in a Circulator role and Anesthesia Tech role; assists Anesthesia with spinals, leads, blood vials, medications. and removal of airway stylet. Assists with difficult airways.

  • During a code, assists surgeon, RN and Anesthesia in any way qualified.

  • Cleans operating room after surgical procedures by removing and disposing of contaminated instruments; disassembles instruments for sterilization as required. During post procedure clean up, inspects the used surgical setup for sharps. Assures sharps container is not full before discarding disposables.

  • Ability to read and understand medical terminology and pathology.

  • Assists with orientation, education and inservices as requested by management and co-workers.

  • Required to participate in call and standby.

  • Performs other duties as required within the classification.

  • Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, to customers, contracted providers and vendors.

  • Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanentes Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanentes policies and procedures. Promotes, ensures and improves customer service to internal/external customers by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organizations philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service.

  • Addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational Initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities. and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Miminum Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of Operating Room scrub or military equivalent experience within the last three (3) years and competency scrubbing for a variety of surgical procedures.


  • N/A

License, Certification, Registration

  • National Center for Competency Testing Certificate - Technologist in Surgery from National Center for Competency Testing OR Surgical Technologist Certificate from National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

  • Basic Life Support

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


This is a PT on call variable/variable position.

Primary Location: California,Fontana,Fontana Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B05|USW|Local 7600 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Fontana Medical Center - New - Labor & Delivery-General - 0801 Pay Range: $31.84 - $35.12 / hour Sign on bonus: $1000.00 The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest