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Surgical Tech - 2235130

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here’s your opportunity. We’re going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

Optum’s Pacific West region is redefining health care with a focus on health equity, affordability, quality, and convenience. From California to Oregon and Washington, we are focused on helping more than 2.5 million patients live healthier lives and helping the health system work better for everyone. At Optum Pacific West, we care. We care for our team members, our patients, and our communities. Join our culture of caring and make a positive and lasting impact on health care for millions.

General Role Description: As a Surgical Technician I, you will work with the surgical team to ensure that quality care is given to the patient. You will also work with team members in assisting the Surgeon by being familiar with the surgical procedure, instruments, supplies, and equipment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assumes the responsibility of a Scrub Nurse
  • Functions as the Sterile Assistant to the Surgeon
  • Assists in the assessment, planning, and implementation of care given to the surgical patient
  • Demonstrates ability to use supplies, equipment, and instruments appropriately
  • Follows strict principles of aseptic technique both in procedures and in the processing of equipment and instrumentation
  • Demonstrates competence in assisting with surgical procedures
  • Demonstrates knowledge of health and safety policies and procedures, regulatory agency requirements, quality improvement processes, facility, and departmental policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Universal Body Precautions
  • Participates in the identification and implementation of improvements in the delivery of quality care
  • Responds expediently and courteously to requests for help from patients and staff
  • Uses judgment in seeking consultation from circulating Nurses and other unit Nursing staff
  • Maintains composure and initiates emergency care as appropriate according to ACLS guidelines
  • Works with team members in the selection of supplies, instrumentation, and equipment needed for patient care
  • Works with team members in the processing of sterile supplies, instruments, and equipment and their replacement in proper areas
  • Assists Anesthesia staff as requested
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a post-high school education program or associate degree
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers (American Heart Association)
  • Operation Room Technician (ORT) Certification
  • 1+ years of experience as a surgical technician
  • Operating room experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GI tech experience
  • Bilingual Spanish

California Residents Only: The hourly range for this role is $16.54 to $32.55 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.