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Surgical Technologist

Company: Akahi Services
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

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Location: Travis AFB - David Grant Medical Center
Schedule: Required to work a 40 hour work week (schedules can vary depending on mission requirements).
On-Call: Potential for up to 7 days of call per month with the possibility of working up to the full 12 hours if called in. Member's must be able to pull call 1 weekend of call per month. On-call begins Friday at 1830 and ends Monday at 0630.
Call-Back: Will be required to report in-person to the facility during on-call hours if needed. Must report to the work site within 30 minutes of call-back request.
Specific Department: Operating Room
Benefits: PTO, sick and holiday leave, Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Short Term disability
Optional benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) matching with employee participation in 401(k) plan


  • Participates in activities related to the OR and Sterile Processing & Distribution.
  • Must be knowledgeable in fundamentals of anatomy and physiology; principles of asepsis and sterile techniques; preparing and storing surgical sets and packs, surgical instrumentation, and equipment; OR and anesthesia procedures; pathology as it applies to specimen care and handling; basic microbiology and infection control principles; basic surgical pharmacology; sterilizing and disinfecting procedures; surgical and anesthesia complications and their treatment; hospital and OR environmental hazards and safety procedures; handling and storage of compressed gases; basic medical material procedures; basic medical administrations procedures; legal aspects of preoperative care and medical ethics; roles and qualifications of surgical team members; and basic clinical functions.
  • Provides surgical patient care activities.
  • Transports patients and related records to and from the OR and recovery room.
  • Assists nursing staff with preoperative patient preparation activities.
  • Helps with routing medical materiel management activities.
  • Accomplishes routine safety checks on fixed and moveable medical equipment and fixtures.
  • Performs routine and specialized housekeeping activities.
  • Prepares OR for surgery by setting up and opening sterile supplies an instruments.
  • Assists anesthesia personnel with patient positioning and anesthesia administration.
  • Applies principles of asepsis, infection control, and medical ethics.
  • Assists with terminal cleanup of OR and prepares for follow-up procedures.
  • Receives, decontaminates, and cleans soiled patient care items.
  • Assembles, wraps, and sterilizes instrument sets, supplies, and linen packs. Stores, maintains, and distributes sterile patient care items.
  • Assists the circulating nurse with preparing records, reports, and requests.
  • Prepares specimens for transport to the laboratory.
  • Performs scrub duties in the Operating Room. Scrubs hands and arms and dons sterile gown and gloves. Prepares and maintains sterile instruments, supplies, and equipment of draped tables and stands. Counts sponges, needles, instruments, and related items with circulating nurse before, during, and after surgical procedures.
  • Assists the operative team with applying sterile drapes to the surgical field. Passes instruments, sutures, and other supplies to the sterile operative team. Anticipates surgeon's needs, and provides additional assistance as directed. Cares for surgical specimens on the sterile field. Cleans and prepares instruments and reusable supplies for terminal sterilization and decontamination.
  • Performs recovery room or basic nursing duties. Assists surgeon and nursing staff with monitoring and recording vital signs. Administers oxygen, helps arouse patient, and carries out surgeon's post-operative orders. Assists with identifying and managing of postoperative complications.
  • Performs general clinic functions. Prepares patients, instruments, supplies, and equipment for specialized procedures in the OR and specialty clinics. Assists specialty surgeon during surgical and diagnostic procedures. Assembles, operates, and maintains diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Orders diagnostic laboratory and radiographic procedures as directed. Performs activities unique to specific surgical clinics.
  • Attends in-service training in new procedures, techniques, and equipment.


    Degree: Certificate.
    Education: Graduate from Surgical Technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or completion of a formal training program provided by any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force) for surgical technicians, surgical technologists or operating room technicians.

    Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: Certified as a Surgical Technologist (CST) from The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or certified as a Tech-in-Surgery (TS-C) from the National Center for Competency (NCCT) or possess a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) certification as a surgical technician and/or operating room technician or possess an Associate's degree in Surgical Technology.

    Experience: One year of experience as a Surgical Technician or Operating Room Technician after graduation within the last 24 months.

    AKAHI Associates is a premier provider of healthcare workers to various military treatment facilities across the United States. With a corporate office in Honolulu, Hawaii and recruiting office in San Antonio, Texas we specialize in providing skilled, trained and highly successful healthcare workers, including RNs, CRNAs, Physicians, LPN/LVN, Licensed Social Workers, and many more.
    We have a strong focus on providing our government customers with quality and superior service.
    Akahi Associates is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click the link below to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
    Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
    Only qualified individuals who are being considered will be contacted for an interview.

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