About Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills: For over forty years, Saddleback Memorial has provided exceptional medical expertise across a range of treatment areas including cancer, stroke, cardiac and breast care. With locations in Laguna Hills and San Clemente, South Orange County residents receive quality, compassionate and innovative health care close to home. A proud member of the MemorialCare Health System, Saddleback Memorial has been named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for four consecutive years, voted "#1 Hospital" in the OC Register's "Best of OC," and recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals. Address: 24451 Health Center Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653 United States
Saddleback Memorial’s centers of excellence are renowned for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics and diabetes; and for leadership in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, breast health, outpatient rehabilitation, advanced imaging, women’s health, geriatric care and surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center has consistently been named one of Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, an achievement gained by just 1% of the nation’s hospitals. It has also been honored among Truven Health Analytics’ Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S., consecutively voted Orange County’s #1 Best Hospital in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County poll of readers and has appeared on both Becker’s Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters’ lists of America’s Best Hospitals. Saddleback Memorial’s U.S. News & World Report “high-performance” ranking categories included Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
The Surgical Technician t supports the department of Surgical Services in the provision of patient care by the coordination of surgical instrumentation and performance of scrub technologist activities. Additional responsibilities include the provision of organizational, communication and assistive skills necessary to facilitate the flow of surgical service activities. These responsibilities include availability/maintenance of instruments, adherence to the principles of asepsis, knowledge of surgical procedures, and support of resources to patients, visitors, physicians, staff and ancillary personnel. Additional duties support orientation/training of new personnel and collaboration with the healthcare team towards achieving fiscal and quality care goals and of outcomes for the divisions within surgical services. The position also supports the Materials Coordinator and Director of Surgical Services in the implementation of surgical services activities.
Examples of duties include:
* Communication to facilitate patient care delivery and unit efficiency
* Performance of daily organization of surgical field
* Provide case specific supplies, instrumentation and equipment
* Adheres to Patient Safety Protocol
* Maintain unit readiness for emergency cases
* Assist with instrumentation and supplies for surgery schedule (case picking)
* Maintain current/accurate unit information
* Participate in patient charge process/preference list updates
* Assist with instrument room activities
* Support staff cross-training
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support Saddleback Memorial Medical Center strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan.