Surgical Care Affiliates

Instrument Tech (PT) - Glenwood Surgical Center

Job Locations US-CA-Riverside
# of Openings
1
Category
Technician/Clinical Unlicensed
System ID
21345
Telecommute
No
Employee Type
Regular
Employee Status
Part-time
Group Name
TGS

Overview

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 11,000 teammates operate more than 260 surgical facilities that serve over 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

 

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 Instrument Technologist.

  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA. 
  • Demonstrate safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation. 
  • Speak up with safety concerns. 
  • Adhere to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment. 
  • Follow established protocols for cleaning, decontaminating, preparing and packaging, disinfecting or sterilizing, and storing medical and surgical supplies and equipment. 
  • Distribute medical and surgical supplies from sterile processing areas to other areas within the facility or health care organization as needed. 
  • Protect the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy. 
  • Adhere to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment. 
  • Follow safety procedures and manufacturer’s instructions when handling cleaning solutions, supplies and equipment. 
  • Monitor, interpret, and document results of physical, chemical and biological indicators for all types of sterilizers used in the sterile processing areas. 
  • Inventory, receive, and restock materials used for supporting sterile processing services. 
  • Comply with organizational policies, regulatory and accreditation standards, and professional guidelines. 
  • Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent. 
  • Document accurately, timely, completely, and legibly. 
  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the team and other stakeholders. 
  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning patient care. 
  • 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.  

Qualifications

Education, Experience, and Licensure:  

  • High school graduate or equivalent. 
  • Understanding of sterilization and high-level disinfection technologies including industry standardized principles and practice in sterilization and disinfection required.  
  • Prior experience in instrument processing preferred. 
  • Prior experience as a surgical technologist/procedure technologist preferred.  
  • Successful completion  of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (B 
  • Certification in instrument processing is preferred. 

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  

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