Operating Room Technician II (Surgical Technologist) - Orange County ($5,000 sign-on bonus)

City of Hope

Irvine, CA

ID: 7111852 (Ref.No. 10018730)
Posted: September 28, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Performs a variety of technical duties to assist with surgical and/or endoscopic proceduresServes as a member of the Operating Room Team playing a vital role in setting up and maintaining the sterile field for surgery. Assists with the care of the patient by anticipating the needs of the surgeon, proceduralist, surgery and procedure. Participates in the maintenance and re-stocking of supply levels, and the cleaning and decontamination of equipment, rooms, and instruments

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assists surgeons/proceduralists during operative/invasive procedure, assuring that necessary supplies, instruments, and equipment are ready and/or available and anticipates such needs
  • Maintains sterile techniques; actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in sterile technique and communicates any breaks in techniques noted.   
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel, working directly with the RN circulator to care for the patient under their direction.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information and unit care data
  • Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings, making sure to attend or complete mandatory education.
  • Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and suppliesActively participating in turnover processes, stocking of rooms, and proper care of instruments.    
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested per the department or leadership.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Minimum Education: Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training; Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements
  • Minimum Experiences: 3 years of experience scrubbing major and/or endoscopic cases in a hospital setting

Required Training/Certification/Licensure:

  • Maintains knowledge in surgical and medical technology through in services/courses.
  • CST Certificate or obtain within 3 years of hire  
  • CPR - BLS 

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.