Kaiser Permanente Surg Tech II in Los Angeles, California

Under the direct 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: assists the physician during surgical procedures by performing scrub duties.

Essential Responsibilities: - The Certified Surgical Technician demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, and behaviors. - Leadership: - Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws. - Demonstrates a professional, supportive attitude. - Identifies and supports new ideas. - Utilizes effective communication strategies, including chain of command and issue escalation, which result in intended outcomes. - Participates in problem identification and resolution in collaboration with the Registered Nurse. - Prioritizes work assignments appropriately to ensure completion of patient care activities and notifies Registered Nurse if unable to complete assignments. - Complies with regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, and standards of practice. - Nursing Process: - Correctly identifies patient and scheduled procedure. - Performs patient care activities, within the scope of competency, considering age-related needs of the patient as assigned. Reports unusual findings to the Registered Nurse. - Collects data and provides information in a timely manner to the registered Nurse which may assist within the revision of the plan of care. - Discharge barriers are discussed with the Registered Nurse and intervention taken as directed. - Clinical Outcomes: - Applies standard precautions; keeps a safe environment for self and others. - Observes patient/family conditions and reports to Registered Nurse sudden changes or unusual findings. - Demonstrates competencies during the probationary period and ongoing by completion of departmental competency validation. - Transports patients, equipment, supplies, and specimens throughout the medical center utilizing proper body mechanics. - Participates in departmental performance improvement activities, i.e., planning, measuring/monitoring, assessing and improving. - Assembles and ensures all equipment/supplies/instruments are appropriate, available, calibrated, and adjusted, in working order, sterilized per protocol and organized for upcoming procedure. - Sets up and organizes room. - Performs scrub role (e.g., anticipates surgeon's needs, pass instruments, cut sutures, hold retractors, obtain/process tissue samples) according to standard. - Assists physician within scope of competency. - Assists with transfer, transport, and stabilization of patient within the scope of competency. - Cleans instruments, containers, and equipment according to established guidelines and reassembles packs, prepares for sterilization and/or returns to Central Processing. - Operates sterilization equipment. - Operates equipment safely and reports defective equipment upon discovery. - Cleans, lubricates, and performs preventive maintenance. - Utilizes computer systems effectively and efficiently. - Customer Service: - Practices customer service standards as defined by the Service Area, Medical Center, and specific department. - Anticipates the customer's desires, takes proactive steps to meet those needs by listening and taking responsibility within scope to ensure issues are resolved. - Assists members who are less than satisfied with their experience by listening and taking responsibility within their scope to ensure that the issue is resolved. - Promptly answers call lights, alarms, and patient requests. - Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, gives patients and their significant others the information needed within their scope of competency. - Maintains and protects patient confidentiality. - Assures a clean, orderly and functional work environment. - Team Commitment: - Viewed by others to be an effective team member who is flexible, cooperative, and willing to assist others. - Confronts difficult or conflict situations constructively and seeks appropriate assistance. - Takes accountability for own actions and accepts constructive criticism. - Assists others unfamiliar to the department. - Attends all mandatory meetings and inservices, a minimum of 50% of staff meetings, and actively participates in other departmental professional development (Requirement may vary for per diem staff). - Participates with the assessment of current and future unit learning needs and development of annual educational plan. - Keeps self-informed of activities on the unit and makes recommendation for change. - Adheres to Regional Attendance Policy. - Reports to assigned area promptly, being present and available for report at beginning of assigned shift. - Minimizes personal phone call time. - Supports a collaborative labor-management partnership environment. - Fiscal Responsibility: - Organizes work to minimize the use of overtime. - Identifies and assists in systems improvement that need simplification or correction. - Utilizes payroll and non- payroll resources to their maximum potential.

Qualifications: Pay Grade: 26

Basic Qualifications: Experience - Two (2) years within the last three (3)years of operating room scrubbing experience, including a variety of surgical procedures. Education - Graduate of approved surgical technologist program. License, Certification, Registration - Surgical Technologist Certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA) and/or National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). - BLS.

Additional Requirements: - Experience requirements may be waived or modified when an appropriate program or course is available and successfully completed. - Maintains required certifications as applicable. - Communicates in a clear, concise manner appropriate to the development stage of the patient. - Has full command of the English language (written and verbal).

Notes: -This is an on call position, days and hours may vary. - Works rotating weekends - Floating within Periop Setting.

COMPANY Kaiser Permanente

TITLE Surg Tech II

LOCATION Los Angeles, CA