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Providence Health & Services Temporary Surgical Support Tech FT Variable Shift in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Temporary Surgical Support Technician (Full-Time/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA

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We are seeking a Temporary Surgical Support Technician who will assist staff in the daily operations of the Perioperative Surgical Area. This assignment will last 3 to 4 months. Responsible for assisting the nursing staff in patient care within the scope of practice, while maintaining a clean environment, engaging in family communication as well as various other duties as needed for operational/service excellence. Transporting patients to their designated room assigned within hospital policy is also a responsibility.

In this position you will:

  • Transport patients safely to receiving unit per policy. Responsible for anticipating patient needs and exhibits compassion

  • Communicate with nursing staff regarding patient transfer. Maintains standard of care during transport

  • Be responsible for cleaning transport devices and equipment used in transport before returning to designated unit in the perioperative

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of equipment needed in transport and patient care (i.e., O2, IV's)

  • Assist nursing staff by performing a variety of duties for patient safety measures throughout perioperative care

  • Able to correctly perform hand asepsis, and wear sterile gloves to hold limbs as needed during patient skin preps by the RN Circulator

  • Transport non-narcotic medications, and blood products between appropriate destinations

  • Assist with the transfer of patient from gurney/bed to surgical bed, and assist with proper patient positioning

  • Perform pre-operative hair removal of operative site as directed by nursing staff in a timely fashion to maintain the surgery schedule

  • Provide comfort and support for patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient’s care and privacy

  • Provide assistance to the RN Circulator as needed for site prepping, maintaining aseptic technique

  • Maintain aseptic technique and when questionable aseptic technique is noted, speaks up professionally and informs the RN Circulator

  • Assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies

  • Perform between cases clean-up in O.R. using established best practices for O.R. cleaning and infection control

  • Assist with preparing operating room for any upcoming case(s)

  • Anticipate needed equipment for scheduled procedures. Assists in set-up, and performs pre-check to ensure proper function

  • Inventory and stock the perioperative area and specific operating rooms with supplies as assigned

  • Support and maintain environment of care process for designated rooms (5S)

  • Assist with orienting and educating others on work area function and needs, for process improvement or new hire

  • Provide and maintains a healthy and safe environment for the patient and staff by complying with regulatory agency requirements and standards set forth by professional organizations and institutional policies

  • Professionally communicates and performs other related duties outside immediate work area as assigned or required (i.e., transport, reception, EVS)


  • Demonstrate working knowledge of hospital information and other computer-based systems (email, online learning program, timecard review and correction, etc.)

  • Maintain paper based or electronic logs of activities as assigned

  • Demonstrate awareness of legal issues and compliance with respect to patient care

  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information

  • Secure and handle patient records maintaining patient confidentiality with respect to patient and family rights

  • Learn and maintain effective product/supply ordering process as assigned


  • Assist and provide orientation/training of new employees and students


  • Attend all assigned staff meetings, development activities, and work groups

  • Participate in all in-services and cross training activities as necessary

  • Assume responsibility for own professional growth and practice


  • Is knowledgeable of hospital-wide Performance/Process Improvement (P.I.) Methodology (5S, Kaizen, performance improvement, etc.)

  • Offer suggestions and actively participates in departmental and/or hospital-wide Performance/Process Improvement


  • Plan and prioritize time to achieve maximum efficiency when completing work duties and assignments

  • Always exercises financial prudence. Identifies opportunities for cost savings

  • Be responsible for knowledge and compliance with budget and staffing standards. Works overtime only with prior approval of supervisor


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • American Heart Association (AHA) - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider

  • Knowledge of infection prevention principles

  • Knowledge of environmental hygiene in the Operating Room

  • Knowledge of patient and staff safety in the perioperative areas

  • Prioritizing work assigned, managing work time, and keeping team members aware of status of work assigned

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with members of the surgical and hospital health care team

  • Able to maintain environments and supplies as needed

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrated effective problem solving skills

  • Able to effectively manage duties with minimum supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to provide best possible customer service

  • Able to demonstrate safe patient handling and assist with lifting/moving patients

  • Able to take call on weekends and holidays, as assigned

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • One (1) year of Environmental service hospital experience

  • Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology

  • Basic knowledge of related surgical procedures and related equipment

About the hospital you will serve

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Variable

Job Category: Administrative (Non-Clinical)

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 298793