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St. Joseph Health Surgical Technician I in Petaluma, California

We are looking for an experienced Surgical Tech (NUHW - National Union of Healthcare Workers) with at least 1 year current experience in a hospital surgical setting at Petaluma Valley Hospital!

Location : Petaluma, CA

Schedule : Per Diem

Shift: 8-hour, Variable shift


Performs scrub technologist duties for patients of all ages undergoing surgical interventions in the following specialties: general, genitourinary, kidney transplant, gynecologic, vascular, trauma, orthopedics, neuro, ENT, eye, plastic and open heart (if applicable).


  • Demonstrates competency in aseptic technique throughout the surgical intervention.

  • Acquires and maintains technical skills required to function competently in all specialties as demonstrated by annual competency.

  • Anticipates surgeon and patient needs.

  • Demonstrates ability to appropriately use equipment necessary for patient care within scope of practice.

  • Safely identifies, dilutes and labels medications on surgical field under supervision of RN.

  • Demonstrates responsibility for containment of hospital costs and conservation of supplies; identifies potential cost savings.

  • Establishes and maintains a safe, clean and organized physical environment. Responds to the needs of patients, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers in a proactive manner to create a welcoming, service oriented environment.

  • Reports patient/visitor/surgeon concerns, complaints and information to manager.

  • Demonstrates accountability for apprising self of hospital and department communication/ information.

  • Demonstrates commitment to department objectives and standards.

  • Other specific competencies that have been identified by the manager related to changes in departmental operations that focus on current clinical practices and are listed on the Supplemental Competency.

  • Accepts responsibility for problem solving and able to implement solution at the point of service.

  • Assists in orienting new employees to the unit.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Preferred Position Qualifications

  • Certification as surgical technologist

  • Able to communicate effectively – written and oral.

  • Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and procedures.

  • Basic knowledge of computers.

  • Effective skill in communication, problem solving, interpersonal relationships and prioritization.

  • Able to give and receive constructive feedback

Minimum Qualifications:

License / Certification: CPR certification required.

Experience: Minimum of one year recent experience in surgical setting (unless newly graduated)

The people of St. Joseph Health have worked for 53 years to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters and continued through the St. Joseph Health Ministry of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County entities aligned with St. Joseph Health include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center, as well as the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network. We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.St. Joseph Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training..Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Sonoma County Entities