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Surgical Technician

Primary Location South San Francisco, California Job Number 1123577 Date posted 11/01/2022
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Under direct supervision, assists surgical team before, during, and after surgery and provides expert support, assistance, and maintenance of instruments and equipment.

Essential Functions:

• Maintains equipment in good working order, inspecting and testing at least weekly.

• Maintains supply of fluids, such as plasma, saline, blood, and glucose for use during operation.

• Coordinates configuration of equipment to provide ease of use.

• Places equipment and supplies in operating room and arranges instruments, according to instructions.

• Checks instruments and equipment for sterility, cleanliness, and functionality prior to the start of the case.

• Assists with set up and use of equipment during procedures.

• Assist with allocation of equipment for procedures on a daily basis.

• Assists team members to place and position patient on table.

• Scrubs arms and hands and dons gown and gloves.

• Aids team to don gowns and gloves.

• Dons personal protective equipment when required.

• Hands instruments and supplies to surgeon, holds retractors, cuts sutures, and performs other tasks as directed by surgeon during operation.

• Counts sponges, needles, and instruments before and after operation.

• Puts dressings on patient following surgery.

• Actively participates in meeting patient safety goals in promoting quality and safe patient care.

• Cleans operating room and assists in room turnover and washes and sterilizes equipment.

• Recommends use of equipment, purchase of new/replacement equipment, additional parts and supplies.

• Assembles/compiles case carts with supplies, instruments, and equipment in preparation for the procedure.

• Performs related duties as necessary.

• This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Grade 630

Basic Qualifications:

- Minimum one (1) year of acute Operating Room experience within the past three (3) years OR graduation from an approved surgical technician program within the past year.

- Experience with minimal access, general, ENT, eyes, plastics, orthopedics, vascular, spines, urology, GYN. Podiatry and maxi facial surgeries. Include video, orthopedic equipment and all other needed equipment to do the above surgeries preferred.

- High School Diploma/GED.


- Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

- Ability to write simple correspondence.

- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization.

- Basic computer skills.

- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

- Also, refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Primary Location: California,South San Francisco,S. San Francisco Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Evening Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 12:00 PM Working Hours End: 08:30 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01|SEIU|United Healthworkers Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: So San Francisco Hospital - Operating Room-1 - 0201 Pay Range: $43.64 - $47.06 Travel: No 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.