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Providence Health & Services Surgical Technician in Tarzana, California


Providence is calling a Surgical Technician (Full time/Evening shift) to Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

We are seeking a Surgical Technician reporting to the Nurse Manager, this position will be responsible for assisting the operating room staff members in providing pre- and post-operative care to patients. Specific areas of responsibility include: patient transportation, patient transfer within the operating rooms, holding retractors as assigned, shave preps, and assisting with clerical functions.

In this position you will:


  • Promote patient, physician and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect

  • Support and participate in activities that foster customer service

  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate


  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education

  • Attend and successfully complete general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements

  • Participate actively in department staff meetings

  • Demonstrate mastery of verbal and written communications

  • Demonstrate knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, physiological normal values/readings; and observing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place patients at risk as well as communicate effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Infant, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric

  • Work with the RN to prepare and maintain environment that is clean, safe, and adequately stocked with sterile and non-sterile supplies

  • Transport patients from OPSC or nursing units to surgery according to scheduled times or as directed by Registered Nurse

  • Assist in the moving of the patient between the gurney and operating table

  • Assist with patient positioning as directed by the Registered Nurse or physician

  • Assist with room turnover between procedures

  • Scrub in as directed for specific cases to hold retractors

  • Determine need for patient bed and deliver same based on type of procedure, “in or out” patient status and ICU status

  • Understand and utilize computer to find patient location

  • Transport all specimens to the lab, and assures proper identification and disposition. Transport blood and blood products to and from the lab as requested

  • Perform clerical duties as directed by the Registered Nurse

  • Maintain assigned duties on a rotational basis or as scheduled

  • Perform pre-operative surgical shaves as directed

  • Take call as scheduled

  • Demonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Successfully completed training as a surgical technician at an accredited schoolCurrent BLS-HCP

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire

  • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical anatomy, procedure, instrumentation, and has the ability to assist the primary surgeon when necessary when holding retractors and cutting sutures

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year experience in acute care setting

  • National Certification - ORT

About the hospital you will serve .

Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 246362