We’ve got exciting news – outstanding new pay increases for surgical technicians at UCLA Health! As a critical member of our world-class perioperative team, you’ll make a real difference in people’s lives. You’ll help advance the healing mission of an award-winning health system that provides Los Angeles with the highest-quality care. Advance your career with California’s #1 hospital!
Under the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse within the Operating Room, the Surgical Tech completes surgical set-ups according to department standards. The Surgical Tech ensures and is responsible for the care of the patient in the surgical suite, and is responsible for the surgical instrumentation and the preparation of supplies and equipment used, as well as other related duties. Duties include anticipating patient needs at the sterile field, related to preparing for all supplies, instruments and equipment. The Surgical Tech is responsible for implementing knowledge of aseptic technique, practices related to prevention of retained foreign objects, safe medication labeling and handling, anticipatory skills related to the sequence of the procedure, and safe specimen handling.
QualificationsWorking knowledge of the use, function and operation of all operating room equipment Working knowledge of aseptic technique Working knowledge of surgical procedures including anatomy and correct terminology Ability to provide information, explain policies and procedures to team members 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 move objects, such as heavy carts and handle surgical equipment safely Ability to take emergency call whenever assigned Ability to speak, write and read English Must have at least 2 years’ experience and ability to independently scrub on multiple surgical services
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.
At UCLA Health, you can help heal humankind, one patient at a time by improving health, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness. As you do, you’ll achieve great things in your life and your career. We’re a world-class health organization with four hospitals consistently recognized among the nation’s very best as well as an internationally-renowned medical school, primary and specialty care clinics and much more. Within our dynamic, innovative and growing organization, you’ll find exceptional opportunities to make the most of your abilities in a supportive, empowering and inclusive environment. If you embrace our values of Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Discovery we invite you to see all you can accomplish at UCLA Health.