Adventist Health Delano opened its doors on January 17, 1974, as a community hospital. Over nearly five decades, our hospital has grown in both size and technological expertise. Located in the second-largest city in Kern County, the cultural diversity in the rural communities we serve brings vitality and energy to our everyday lives. We serve 10 rural Central California cities and have always been committed to providing an exceptional patient experience. With 156 beds, the medical center is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).
Assists the surgical team in the preparation of surgical procedures in the operating room. Prepares surgical cases by creating and maintaining a sterile field, retracting and passing instruments, supplies and medications to surgeons during cases. Performs a variety of technical skills, including the maintenance of supplies.
Education and Work Experience:
High School Education/GED or equivalent: Preferred
Associate’s/Technical Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Preferred
Scrub technician experience: Preferred
Operating room experience and/or training course: Preferred
Certified Surgery Technician (CST) certification or Tech in Surgery TS-C (NCCT) certification: Required
Basic Life Support (BLS OR HS-BLS OR RQIBLS) or Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification: Required
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification: Preferred
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Tech in Surgery (NCCT-ST): Required
Prepares for each surgical case by accurately checking required supplies and equipment prior to case. Assembles appropriate supplies/equipment prior to operative procedures. Reviews equipment inventory for specialty as assigned. Sets up operative instrumentation/sterile field for expedient retrieval/utilization.
Collects data on assigned surgical cases by the unit based Performance Standards of Care. Cleans equipment and facilities as necessary. Performs housekeeping duties as requested.
Transports patients according to unit schedules and priorities. Provides clerical duties.
Completes instrument, sponge, needle and blade counts with the Registered Nurse (RN) according to established standards.
Sets up/maintains neat and orderly sterile field demonstrating careful attention to aseptic technique. Labels solutions according to established standards.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
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.