Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Surgical Technician II - Clinic-Fertility Service (1.0 FTE, Days) in Palo Alto, California

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

The Surgical Technologist acts as a member of the surgical team in providing patient care to patients undergoing surgical procedures. Prepare the appropriate instrumentation and materials for use on the surgical field, passing instruments to the surgeon during the procedure, room turnover and may act as a resource or preceptor in assigned service when requested.

Essential Functions

  • Acts as a precept to team and provides guidance to lower level STs as needed.

  • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments, supplies and equipment in a timely manner.

  • Applies previous experience and knowledge when dealing with new surgical procedures.

  • Communicates in a positive, clear and concise manner to all members of the surgical team.

  • Correctly selects and utilizes sterilization methods appropriate to specific instrument, supply or equipment.

  • Demonstrates ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues.

  • Handles specimens and medications using correct technique and according to departmental policy and procedure.

  • Maintains sterile technique as well as sterile instruments, supplies and equipment.

  • Monitors and communicates to surgical team members breaks in technique and unsafe patient situations.

  • Performs the necessary surgical counts on sharps, small items, instruments and sponges with the circulating nurse prior to opening, during, and after closing the incision.

  • Prepares the surgical field by opening correct supplies and preparing instruments and equipment needed for the scheduled case. Assures all materials are available and in working order and verifies own skill in using equipment correctly.

  • Utilize knowledge of normal/abnormal anatomy and physiology, anticipates and responds to needs of surgeons by requesting instruments/supplies based on procedure and case progress.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent and completion of an accredited program or formal structure surgical program, (e.g., military services)Experience: Six (6) months of progressively responsible and directly related work experienceLicense/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.

  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.

  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

  • Knowledge and theoretical understanding of normal/abnormal anatomy and physiology.

  • Knowledge and understanding of surgical procedures to anticipate needs/request from surgeon.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of general safety procedures e.g., patient precautionary care during surgery.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.