Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Surgical Technologist

    Job Location US-CA-Laguna Hills
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit


    MemorialCare Surgical Center Laguna Woods is a multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center located in South Orange County with 4 operating rooms and 1 procedure room.  MCSC Laguna Woods specializes in Orthopedics, Podiatry, GI, Pain, ENT, and Plastic Surgery.   Located minutes from Laguna Beach, and close proximity to Southern California’s best beaches, attractions, dining and shopping.  Great location for the outdoor enthusiasts as well.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The ideal candidate will ensure sterility of all supplies and instruments during set up of surgical procedures. They will assist the circulating nurse and surgical team in maintaining sterile environment, responsible for doing sponge, needle, and instrument count pre-operatively and intra-operative with the circulating nurse. They will also assist in keeping physician preference cards accurate/updated and retain all specimens to be sent to pathology, confirming source/name of specimen with surgeon, transport all surgical equipment to appropriate cleaning areas, assists in sterile supply with cleaning and reprocessing of instrument sets, use appropriate hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and safe practices to ensure personal safety and a safe environment. They will also assist with environmental hazard and infection control surveillance and participate in emergency preparedness drills, follow all equipment and safety guidelines and is responsible for knowledgeable use and care of equipment, serves as a resource to other members of the health care team, attends in-services, conferences, and meetings as required.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Demonstrates knowledge of table set-ups, instrumentation, surgeons preference cards, etc.
    • Maintains, corrects and reports breaks in sterile tech.
    • Facilitates the provision of safe, competent care for patients of all ages populations served in areas of responsibility.
    • Capable of assisting surgeons.
    • Accepts responsibility to identify and solve patient problems and reports to the circulator, physicians and other OR team members.


    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Experience with all types of sterilizers
    • Current BLS
    • Knows operating room instrumentation.
    • Organized in setting up operating room instrument tray.
    • Understands operation of steam/ gravity sterilizer

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