Surgical Technologist

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Healthcare Job Number: 18653 Pay Rate: 26

Job Description

Surgical Technologist
Overview: We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Surgical Technologist to join our dynamic healthcare team. As a Surgical Technologist, you will play a crucial role in assisting surgeons and other medical professionals during surgical procedures. Your responsibilities will include preparing operating rooms, arranging surgical equipment, and ensuring a sterile environment. This position requires a strong understanding of surgical procedures, excellent communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

Pay: $26/hour
Responsibilities:
  1. Prepare Operating Room: Set up surgical instruments, equipment, and sterile supplies according to the procedure's requirements. Ensure that the operating room is ready for the surgical team.
  2. Assist Surgical Team: Pass instruments, sponges, and supplies to surgeons and surgical assistants during procedures. Anticipate the needs of the surgical team to ensure smooth operation.
  3. Maintain Sterile Environment: Follow strict protocols to maintain a sterile field throughout the surgical procedure. Monitor and enforce aseptic techniques to prevent infections.
  4. Handle Surgical Equipment: Operate and maintain surgical equipment such as sterilizers, lights, suction machines, and diagnostic equipment. Troubleshoot equipment issues as needed.
  5. Patient Preparation: Assist in positioning and preparing patients for surgery. Help with draping and securing the surgical site to ensure optimal access for the surgical team.
  6. Surgical Documentation: Accurately document all surgical procedures, including counts of sponges, needles, and instruments. Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and hospital policies.
  7. Collaborate with Healthcare Team: Communicate effectively with surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare professionals to coordinate patient care and ensure a positive surgical outcome.
  8. Provide Support in Emergencies: Remain calm and efficient during emergency situations in the operating room. Assist with resuscitation efforts and provide support as directed by the surgical team.
  9. Clean and Sterilize Equipment: Properly clean and sterilize surgical instruments and equipment after each procedure. Adhere to infection control guidelines to prevent the spread of pathogens.
  10. Professional Development: Stay updated on advances in surgical technology, procedures, and best practices. Participate in continuing education and training programs to enhance skills and knowledge.
Qualifications:
  • Certification: Completion of an accredited Surgical Technologist program and certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or equivalent certification.
  • Experience: Previous experience working as a Surgical Technologist in a hospital or surgical center preferred.
  • Knowledge: Solid understanding of surgical procedures, anatomy, and medical terminology. Familiarity with surgical instruments, equipment, and sterile techniques.
  • Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work well under pressure and collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to stand for long periods, lift and move heavy equipment, and assist with patient positioning.
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) may be required.

Meet Your Recruiter

Anthony Nguyen
Recruiter, Marquee Healthcare Division

As a Marquee Staffing Healthcare Recruiter, Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having previously worked with placing Healthcare professional in high pace roles.

He has gained the knowledge and experience in searching for the perfect candidates for each one of his clients; as well as maintaining a healthy relationship with his clients by constant follow-ups to answer any questions, concerns, or issues have been addressed and corrected. He believes that communication is the key to success in every healthy relationship. 

Outside of work, Anthony enjoys uncovering new restaurants, trying various cuisines and hosting dinner gatherings with his friends and family. He’s a big advocate for being active and enjoys outdoor activities such as pickleball, table tennis, billiards, basketball, bowling, darts, and fishing. But now and then, he does appreciate some R&R by just binging some series with his wife and cat at home. 

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