Job Description

Surgical Technician - Part-time

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Job Overview

Facilitates the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedures are conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. Ensures quality patient care during the operative procedure and maintenance of the sterile field.

Collects patient data and completes required documentation with appropriate responses according to unit standards. Identifies patient's problems/needs and sets priorities. Performs assessment using critical thinking skills and responds appropriately.      

Maintains stocks of supplies and equipment. Disposes of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards. Maintains a clean, orderly environment. Handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure.     

  Provides treatments/procedures and other care as prescribed and according to patient care standards and plan of care. Demonstrates understanding of age-related characteristics and needs of patients served. Identifies emergency situations and independently initiates appropriate actions. Acts as an advocate and coordinator of patient care with other health care personnel and evaluates patient care measures instituted. Understands and demonstrates respect for patient rights and utilizes established mechanisms for management of ethical issues in patient care. Acts as a consultant to the healthcare profession, patient or caregiver regarding patient advocacy and delivery of safe, competent, and quality perioperative care.       Prepares medications per policy. Follows hospital based policy regarding equipment maintenance and infection control measures. Prepares, anticipates and is available for procedure. Participates in orientation of new personnel through preceptorship.

Schedules and monitors patient appointments both internally and externally. Coordinates routine holding, education and PACU. Educates patient regarding schedule. Provides care conform to accepted practice standards (AORN, AST).

Evaluates effectiveness of care and notifies appropriate personnel of issues

Covers for and assists with other functions as requested. Monitors patient flow, clerical duties and other tasks to assure smooth unit operations. Greets patients and arranges for hospital admission and laboratory services. Responds to incoming calls in a timely, friendly manner and assist callers; checks and responds to e-mails.

Complies with policies addressing safe working conditions; monitors and reports unsafe working conditions.

Integrates cost effective measures: manages costs while rendering quality patient care.

Recognizes unit problems and takes responsibility for notifying appropriate personnel and documenting. Follows attendance and tardy policy. Remains flexible in staffing patterns and resolution of staffing conflicts. Recognizes and follows chain of command for addressing and resolving departmental issues. Maintains a clean and organized work area, ensuring appropriate supplies and equipment are available for patient care. Floats to other units as directed by supervisor/manager.

Education/Experience Level

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of an accredited surgical technologist training program
  • Certification eligible
  • BLS Certified
  • Participation in continuing education programs
  • 2 years surgical tech experience preferred


Pay Range

$20.35 - $33.52

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

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