the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse within the Operating Room, the
Surgical Tech completes surgical set-ups according to the surgeons and
anesthesiologists' preference. The Surgical Tech ensures and is responsible for
the surgical instrumentation and the preparation of equipment used, as well as
other related duties. The Surgical Tech directly assists the surgeon; handling
and passing instrumentation. Duties include anticipating the availability of
and properly preparing for all equipment. The Surgical Tech is responsible for
the proper use and follow through of sterile technique, inclusive of
inter-operative sponge, needle and instrument count, as well as the correct
handling of surgical specimens. Provide direct assistance with the application
of inter-operative dressings, casts, and assists with cleaning up.Qualifications
Working knowledge of the use,
function and operation of all operating room equipment.
Ability to independently scrub
on a variety of surgical procedures including Orthopaedics, Spine, Laparoscopic
Cases, Major Vascular, and Robotics.
Working knowledge of aseptic
Working knowledge of surgical
procedures; anatomy and the correct terminology.
Ability to provide information,
explain policies and procedures to team members.
Ability to speak, write and
Ability to set priorities,
recognize emergency situations and take the appropriate action under the
direction of the nurse in charge.
Work independently and follow
through on all assignments.
Ability to comply with
department standards inclusive of: attendance, dress code and varied work.
Ability to move objects, such
as heavy carts and handle surgical equipment safely.
Ability to take emergency call
Current national certification
for Surgical Scrub Tech preferred.
Minimum 2 years’ experience
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.