Perioperative Technician - SMSC Santa Cruz (FT, days- evenings)

Sutter Health – Santa Cruz, CA

Position Overview:
Under the direction of a perioperative Charge RN, performs routine service duties and basic nursing tasks necessary to provide care, comfort and safety to perioperative patients. Principal accountabilities include:

  • Performs EKG s.
  • Provides clerical support to the department by reviewing upcoming admissions, verifying all Title 22 and Joint Commission requirements are present.
  • Answers phones and provides interpretive services to the Spanish speaking population.
  • Ensures all bays, patient care areas, procedure/operating rooms are clean, set-up and ready for patient care.
  • Responsible for decontamination and processing of all instrumentation used in Special Procedures Suite.
  • Supports the unit, monitoring and evaluating processes to improve patient outcomes.

  • Qualifications:
    Required:
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • BLS (AHA) certification required.
  • SGNA Associates Program to be completed within 6 months of orientation to the endoscopy department
  • GI Certification preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English; able to pass Sutter interpreter testing within 6 months of hire
  • Familiarity with Medical Terminology
  • Knowledge of body mechanics
  • Computer proficiency (data entry, word processing)
  • Preferred:
  • Experience in an acute care facility
  • GI certification
  • CNA preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in decontamination, processing of instruments
  • Knowledge and experience in endoscopic instrumentation
  • Knowedge and experience in sterility and sterile fields.
  • Knowledge and experience in pain management procedures.

  • Organization: Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
    Employee Status: Regular
    Benefits: Yes
    Position Status: Non-Exempt
    Union: No
    Job Shift: Day/Evening
    Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
    Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
    Weekend Requirements: None
    Schedule: Full Time
    Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

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