Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910. Learn more at https://www.dignityhealth.org/central-california/locations/mercy-bakersfield.
Sets in motion the planning and preparation according to daily assignment by: Respecting patients' rights for privacy and confidentiality. Documenting appropriate changes on preference cards. Using supplies judiciously and in a cost- effective manner. Reviewing preference card and prepares self for surgical procedure. Handling surgical specimens accurately following departmental policy. Documenting appropriate changes on preference cards. Using supplies judiciously and in a cost-effective mannerUnderstands and maintains aseptic technique, and proper cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing technique as identified in departmental policies and procedures. Identifies any break in technique immediately verbalizing and correcting the problem. Follows universal precautions.
Can scrub, set up and maintain a sterile field and perform the duties of a Surgical Technologist for all surgery specialties. Must have the ability to read, write and speak English.
1997 after, must be a graduate of a Surgical Technology program or completed a Surgical Tech Certification Program.
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