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Cardiac Surgery Technologist

at Kaiser Permanente

Posted: 9/27/2018
Job Reference #: 715234
Keywords: physician, surgical

Job Description

Under direct supervision, acts as member of cardiac team; completes all necessary arrangements before surgery; removes instruments, equipment and supplies after surgery; maintains equipment according to established procedures; assists with orienting and training new employees and or students; assists with emergency calls and coordinating transfer to operating rooms.
Essential Functions:
• Patient Procedures and Activities: Assist physician during minor surgical procedures. 
• Assist in obtaining tissue specimens. 
• Assist physician in developing new techniques and procedures. 
• Follow standard infection control procedures. 
• Lift patients. 
• Prepare and position patients for diagnostic test and medical procedures. 
• Respond to emergencies (i.e., stat pages, Code Blue) and stat request. 
• Shave and apply antiseptic solutions to patient skin areas. 
• Assist in cardiovascular procedures. 
• Assist physician with inpatient pacemaker procedures. 
• Act as member of cardiac surgery team and other surgery team (for example, pass instruments, cut sutures and hold retractors).
• Assist in insertion/removal of intra-aortic balloon in cardiac surgery. 
• Equipment and Instruments: Operate autoclave, drying oven or dishwasher. 
• Assemble/disassemble equipment and instruments. 
• Ensure equipment is available for procedures and examinations. 
• Check emergency equipment. 
• Prepare and process packs, supplies, equipment and instruments. 
• Prepare procedure and exam rooms. 
• Restock operating, procedure, cast and examination rooms. 
• Select and set out appropriate tubing and sterile supplies. 
• Set up instruments and surgical trays. 
• Dismantle and clean operating room equipment. 
• Maintain sterilized supplies, instruments and equipment for surgical procedures. 
• Remove and inventory equipment and supplies after surgical procedures. 
• Clean and sterilize instrument, supplies and equipment. 
• Inspect equipment and instruments for damage. 
• Maintain equipment in good working order. 
• Perform minor adjustments and or repairs on equipment. 
• Dispose of used syringes and contaminated materials. 
• Replenish supplies and equipment. 
• Administrative and Other: Orient and train new or less experienced personnel. 
• Serve as resource person to co-workers by answering procedural questions and assisting in problem solving. 
• Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed. 


Pay Grade: 25
Basic Qualifications:
• One (1) year of operating room experience scrubbing within the last two (2) years required. 
• Certification as a Surgical Technician is required but will accept an individual who is scheduled to take the certification exam (one opportunity given). 
• BLS required.
• Competency scrubbing for all types of surgical procedures. 
• This is an on call position, days and hours may vary.
• May fill in for call coverage but not required.