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Surgical Technologist III- Main Operating Room - 12 Hours Nights 6:30pm-7:00am

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Requisition # 2439

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What will you be doing in this role?

Under the general direction of a licensed caregiver, the Surgical Technologist III assists in surgical operations. The Surgical Technologist III is assigned technical duties, prepares operating rooms, arranges equipment, assists with procedures, and has the responsibility to ensure smooth teamwork through the application of knowledge and effective communication with registered nurses, patients, surgeons, anesthesiologists, ancillary personnel, and other health care team members. The Surgical Technician III provides care consistent with CSMC and accrediting bodies' standards. The Surgical Technician III maintains competency skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. The Surgical Technician III identifies the ability of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates in-services in collaboration with educators and team leaders.
  • Performs the preceptor role for surgical technology students and new hires. Assists co-workers in the orientation of department processes. Demonstrates leadership abilities and serves as a mentor and role model for STI and STII.
  • Helps to improve efficiency and cost in surgical units and participates in developing budgetary requirements. Participates in decision-making activities related to evaluating and acquiring surgical equipment, instruments, and supplies.
  • Demonstrates active involvement in department committees and unit in-services promoting patient care and safety. Participates in unit staff meetings providing constructive input to assist in unit direction, problem-solving, and problem resolution. Promotes performance improvement through participation in the Medical Center’s Performance Improvement Program.
  • Prepares operating rooms for surgery and assist with turning over the operating room.
  • Arrange instruments according to a given procedure. Confirms that instruments work properly and are sterilized. Maintains the availability of instruments and supplies to avoid delays. Correctly uses, cares for, cleans, and sterilizes instruments, supplies, and equipment. Assists coworkers with their learning related to the care and handling of instruments and sterilization.
  • Assists surgeons during surgery by passing instruments and other sterile supplies. Assists with skin stapling and steps on ESU pedals
  • Performs appropriate intraoperative count (instruments, sponges, needles), and labels all medication.
  • Prepares patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision sites. Transport patients to and from surgery.
  • Demonstrates clinical competency and technical skills for general and special populations. Aware of patient needs while assisting the RN in implementing the plan of care for each patient. Assists the RN in prioritizing job duties, physician requests, and interdepartmental procedures as directed by RN. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge about the equipment used in assigned areas including the care, handling, operations, troubleshooting, and safety precautions. Recognizes malfunctions and initiates repairs appropriately. Assembles processes and maintains instruments relevant to the assigned area. Monitors and updates inventory within the area as assigned. Assists coworkers with their learning related to equipment.
  • Assists in storing and stocking supplies maintain and updates surgeons’ preference lists as needed
  • Improves the accuracy of patient identification: uses two identifiers when transporting patients between units/departments
  • Reduces the risk of patient harm resulting from falls. Observes patients for the risk of falling and takes action to prevent patient falls.



  • Highschool Diploma/GED - Required
  • Vocational/Technical Diploma - Required

Work Experience:

  • Three (3) years surgical procedures

Licensure & Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) - Required
  • Certified Surgical Technologist - Preferred

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : 2439
Working Title : Surgical Technologist III- Main Operating Room - 12 Hours Nights 6:30pm-7:00am
Department : Operating Room
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Clinical Operations
Job Specialty : OR/Anesthesia
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Night
Shift Duration : 12 hour
Base Pay : $35.88 - $57.41

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision (PDF) (opens in new window)

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All (opens in new window).

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