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OR TECH I - AHMC Seton Medical Center

Posted Date 2 years ago(3/8/2022 5:58 PM)
Requisition ID
Seton Medical Center
# of Openings
Surgical Services
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The OR Technician performs scrubbing duties for operative procedures and assists the Nurse Circulator as directed. He/she is responsible to the Nurse Manager, Surgery and Nurse Manager, CV/Spine Care but is directly supervised by the RN in the operating room to which he/she is assigned for scrubbing and other duties


POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES (other duties may be assigned)
1. Understands the functions effectively within the aseptic environment, demonstrating expertise in:

·         Pre-operative hand scrub.

·         Gowning and gloving.

·         Practice of aseptic principles.
2.Sets up room for surgical procedures accurately and comprehensively and identifies instrumentation and supplies.
3.When scrubbed, sets up back table according to standardized hospital procedure to facilitate surgical intervention and change-over of relief scrub personnel.
4.Demonstrates ability to concentrate and quickly respond to direction given by RN and/or physician.
5.Maintains and consistently updates surgeons’ procedure preference cards as changes occur.
6.Restocks supplies in assigned operating room or as directed by RN.
7.Sterilizes and disinfects instruments and equipment prior to the surgical procedure.
8.Assists in draping the patient according to established standard to provide an aseptic field.
9.Caries out activities required during the operation pertaining to handling equipment, instruments, sponges, needs, sutures, catheters, drains, dressings, etc. in such a way as to assure surgical asepsis and patient safety.
10.Assists the circulator in preparation of specimens and transporting them to the designated area.
11.Tests operational efficiency of equipment prior to and following each case and notifies the Nurse Manager or designee of problems.
12.Monitors inventories of equipment/supplies as necessary.  Notifies Surgery Buyer of needs.
13.Is attentive to the surgical procedure at all times and anticipates surgeon needs.
14.Develops and suggests improvement in procedures and systems to enhance productivity and implements as approved.
15.Assists as needed in room turnover to prevent surgery delays.  This may include assisting with overall general and terminal cleaning, equipment set-ups, sterilization of various supplies, and transportation of patients as needed. 




High school diploma or equivalent.
Graduation from accredited surgical technologist training program or demonstrates proven experiential knowledge similar to a qualified surgical technician program such as military background. 


Experience or training as an OR Technician –
5 years experience in scrubbing all services, Including Ortho and Spine procedures Required



Proof of successful completing a Accredited Surgical Tech program
Certification preferred


Computer literacy desirable
Instrument processing skills desirable

Hospital Description

AHMC- Seton Medical Center has a long tradition of providing patient-centered, quality care and a commitment to clinical excellence and our community. Founded in 1893, the 357-bed medical center now serves 1.5 million residents of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical specialties, as well as emergency and urgent care services. Its sister facility, Seton Coastside, is a 116-bed skilled nursing complex offering inpatient care and the only 24-hour standby Emergency Department on the Pacific Coast between Daly City and Santa Cruz. We pride ourselves on improving the health and well-being of our patients, community, and populations, we serve with high quality community partnerships, and continuous innovation to our health care delivery system and this is why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to deliver the safest and highest quality patient-centered care


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