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Surgery Technician - GI/Wound Care

Job ID SAH-2003901 Date Posted 05/21/2020 Location Jackson, California Schedule/Shift Part Time/ Day
Position Overview:
Sutter Amador Hospital has a rich history of providing care for residents and visitors of Amador County since 1876 and is the only hospital in Amador County serving a population over 40,000. Today, the 66-bed, acute care facility offers a full range of services including 24-hour emergency services with fast track, surgery, ob/gyn, diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratory, cardiology, gastroenterology, diabetes education and pediatrics. We will continue to be here for our community well into the future.

The Surgery Technician assists in preparing for GI procedures including scope reprocessing, preparing for and assisting in wound care procedures and occasional surgical procedures, by performing routine and delegated duties according to standards and policies of the department and hospital to assure quality patient care. Must be available for surgery call within 30 minutes of the hospital.

Principal Accountabilities

Anticipates and determines the needs of the gastroenterologist and nursing in a consistent manner to achieve quality patient care.

Assists in preparing room for the next patient. This includes identifying and providing correct equipment,

instrumentation, and supplies.

Collaborates and assists in the care, maintenance and use of supplies and equipment in a cost effective

manner. This may include not opening

sterile supplies unnecessarily, offering less expensive materials when appropriate, identifying wasteful

practices and suggesting alternative practices.

Demonstrates a working knowledge of a variety of GI and surgical instruments; reports all malfunctioning instruments

and equipment to manager or designee, and/ or removes from service.

Manages the sterile field and assists physicians in the performance of surgical procedures and endoscopies.

Observes for breaks in the sterile technique; protects sterile field from contamination.

Obtains the appropriate sterile packs, instruments and other necessary supplies needed for surgical




High School graduate or equivalent; completion of Operating Room Technicians program required. CPR from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required; Basic arrhythmia interpretation preferred.
Prior experience in Surgery or in the Acute Care setting required.
Knowledgeable in medical terminology and basic computer skills. Knowledge of preparation of instruments, including decontamination and sterilizing instruments required.
Requires strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills. Requires flexibility to accommodate emergencies as well as changing schedules and priorities. Ability to deal with high volume work, rapidly changing priorities and unusual situations with patients, families and physicians.

Organization: Sutter Amador Hospital
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Part Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 60

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

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