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Surgical Technologist, Labor & Delivery, Per Diem

Company: Adventist Health
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Adventist Health Bakersfield has served the residents of Kern County with skill and compassion for more than 100 years. Our medical center is a 254-bed acute-care facility that includes key services areas including emergency care, brain and spine, heart care, cancer care, orthopedics, surgical services and robotics, primary care and more. You can also find close-to-home care by visiting the Adventist Health Physicians Network of providers, our three Quest Imaging locations and the Adventist Health AIS Cancer Center - the only comprehensive cancer care center in Kern County with the Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation for our program's multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer. The hospital is staffed by more than 645 affiliated physicians, 1,832 associates and more than 250 volunteers.
Adventist Health Bakersfield has been recognized as one of the 'Best Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report, regionally ranked #1 in overall hospital quality in the Central Valley among 416 hospitals. The rankings place us in the top five percent of hospitals statewide and demonstrates Adventist Health Bakersfield's dedication to quality care for our patients and community. Adventist Health Bakersfield is the only hospital in Kern County to earn an A Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group eight times in a row. While this is a great recognition, what it really shows is our unwavering commitment to our patients, community and mission of 'Living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.' Job Summary: Facilitates physician's performance of invasive and therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. Ensures quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly monitoring the maintenance of the sterile field.
Job Requirements:
Education and Work Experience:

  • Associate Degree or Certificate of Program Completion in Surgical Technology: Required
  • Relevant acute care experience: Preferred
    • National Board of Surgical Technologists or Association of Surgical Technologists certified: Preferred
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS OR HS-BLS OR RQIBLS) certification: Preferred
      Facility Specific License/Certifications:
      • Basic Life Support (BLS OR HS-BLS OR RQI BLS) certification: Required
        Essential Functions:
        • Verifies surgery to be performed with consent forms and brings patient to assigned operating room. Passes instruments to surgeon during procedure. Anticipates surgeon's needs of additional supplies. Performs appropriate counts with circulator prior to the operation and before incision is closed. Prepares sterile dressings. Secures dressings after incision closure.
        • Checks supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure. Obtains appropriate sterile and unsterile items needed for procedure. Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for procedure. Helps drape sterile field.
        • Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization. Assists other members of team with cleaning of room for turnover. Assists in prepping room for the next patient.
        • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
          Organizational Requirements: Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Keywords: Adventist Health, Bakersfield , Surgical Technologist, Labor & Delivery, Per Diem, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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