Surgical Care Affiliates

Surgical Tech/Cardiac Cath Lab Tech - Memorial Care Surgery Center

Job Locations US-CA-Fountain Valley
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Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA’s 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit


Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits…


· Positive work culture

· Career growth opportunities

· Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance – eligible on Day 1 of employment

· Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays

· Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits

· Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance

· Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

We are actively hiring for an Cardiovascular Technologist.


  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA. 
  • Function as a scrub person during operative and other invasive procedures by 
    • Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal sources. 
    • Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and follow procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation. 
    • Performing accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items. 
    • Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient’s advocate. 
    • Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures. 
    • Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment. 
    • Performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection. 
    • Assembling supplies and equipment required for the procedure. 
    • Preparing and organizing sterile supplies and instruments for the procedure. 
    • Assisting with placement of sterile drapes. 
    • Providing instruments and supplies to the Cardiologist/surgical team during the procedure; handling of sheaths, catheters, wires, balloons, stents, and atherectomy devices.  
    • Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique. 
    • Recording CV cases with hemodynamic system 
    • Protecting the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy. 
    • Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice. 
    • Maintaining fire safe environment. 
    • Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy. 
  • Clean and prepare surgical instruments for processing and transport them to the decontamination areas. 
  • Maintain radiation safety at all times in accordance with facility  policies and procedures 
  • Evaluate the patient’s progress toward attaining outcomes. 
  • Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient’s condition and response to care. 
  • Document episode of care accurately, timely, completely and legibly. 
  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the perioperative team and other stakeholders. 
  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning perioperative patient care. 
  • Assist with post procedure cleaning of the operative or other invasive procedure room and preparation of room for subsequent patients. 
  • Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects. 
  • Participate in the performance appraisal process. 
  • Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships. 
  • Maintain required competencies. 
  • Pursue professional growth. 
  • Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information. 
  • Comply with all SCA and facility policies and procedures, regulatory and accreditation standards and professional guidelines when providing patient care. 
  • Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles. 
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned  


  • High School Graduate or equivalent. 
  • Graduate of a recognized and accredited CV scrub tech or Operating Room Technologist Program preferred.   
  • Prior Experience as an CV scrub tech/recorder preferred.   
  • Current Rad tech/RCIS certification preferred.   
  • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation of currently BLS/BCLS certifications. 

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  

  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment 
  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions 
  • Pushing and pulling heavy objects  
  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment 
  • Manual and finger dexterity  
  • Hand eye coordination 
  • Standing and walking for extensive periods of time  
  • Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs 
  • Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range 
  • Working irregular hours  


As a representative of Surgical Care Affiliates, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct impact on the Facility’s success. Interaction with patients, families, physicians, referral sources, affiliated schools, visitors, volunteers, co-workers, supervisors, vendors, etc. must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional. This behavior should promote an atmosphere of teamwork, a culture of safety, and in accordance with SCA Core Values.  




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