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Senior Operating Room Technician

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0524-RH3032-DP

Introduction

Senior Operating Room Technician by Employment Services Team

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Performs advanced technical duties in support of surgeries or surgical programs; leads the work of other technicians and/or coordinates the activities of special surgical programs; works closely with physicians, nurses, managers, vendors, and others as needed to support difficult and complex technical operating room activities. 
  • As a lead worker, plans, assigns and prioritizes the work of subordinate Operating Room Technicians; identifies opportunities to improve efficiency and achieve cost savings; recommends changes to policies and procedures pertaining to the role of Operating Room Technicians. 
  • As a program specialist, works independently to coordinate the more complex and specialized technical support activities in the operating room.
  • May be assigned to coordinate and administer the purchase, lease, or other acquisition of surgical equipment and supplies and maintaining the surgical inventory and supply system by:
    • ordering stock and non-stock products and equipment to meet quotas and fulfill special requests;
    • continuously reviewing stock on hand as well as available new products in order to reduce cost, improve quality, reduce redundancy, and increase efficiency;
    • recommending the most efficient and effective method of procuring items such as utilizing certain vendors, borrowing equipment from other hospitals, or renting rather than purchasing equipment;
    • meeting with sales representatives to negotiate item availability as well as best price and service options; working with vendors to replace lost or defective parts, and resolving disputes and discrepancies; 
    • updating departments and staff on the status of their requested item(s); arranging expedited and special shipping methods for urgent or emergent cases; arranging for instrument and equipment repairs and coordinating the use of loaned equipment as needed;
    • researching and gathering information regarding new products; arranging product evaluations with surgeons, nurses, and other staff. 
  • May carry out surgical scrub duties according to recommended procedures when needed; assists in lifting, transporting and positioning patients; may assist in the cleaning of the operating room;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE

Operating room procedures, including principles of aseptic techniques, sterilization and infection; standard and specialized equipment and supplies needed for a wide variety of surgical procedures; basic anatomy and physiology; basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation; methods of researching the cost and availability of surgical equipment and supplies using the Internet as well as other sources.

ABILITY

Research and present information regarding the cost and availability of a variety of surgical equipment and supplies; communicate with physicians, nurses, and other patient-care personnel to obtain the equipment and supplies needed for specific surgical procedures; maintain an inventory of surgical equipment and supplies; prepare used supplies for cleaning or disposal; negotiate the price and availability of supplies with vendors; work under physical and mental stress for several hours; exercise a reasonable amount of manual dexterity in the handling of surgical instruments and supplies; lift and transport patients, supplies and equipment; understand and carry out instructions of medical and nursing staff, often under tense and emergency situations; work as a member of a specialized team; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Mobility - Constant standing for long periods of time; frequent walking; occasional pushing/pulling; occasional bending/squatting; occasional stair climbing and crawling.  Dexterity – Frequent holding, grasping, pinching, squeezing, and handling of small objects.  Lifting - Frequent lifting of 5lbs; occasional lifting of 5 to 70 lbs.; occasional lifting/turning of heavy objects and/or people.  Vision - Constant reading, color perception, eye/hand coordination, depth perception, close up work and use of field of vision/peripheral vision. Hearing - Constant hearing and talking in person.  Emotional/Psychological - Constant concentration; occasional exposure to grief/ trauma and emergency situations; frequent decision making; occasional risk of exposure to hazardous materials.  Environmental Conditions - Frequent noise.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to Equal Employment Opportunity Division (sjgov.org).

Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

BENEFITS

Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented by SEIU Local 1021

Health Insurance:  San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans:  a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan.  Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available. 

Dental Insurance:  The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans:  Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan.  There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

Vision Insurance:  The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP).  There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at www.sjgov.org under Human Resources/Employee Benefits. 

Life Insurance:  The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows: 

 1 but less than 3 years of continuous service:                   $1,000
 3 but less than 5 years of continuous service:                   $3,000
 5 but less than 10 years of continuous service:                 $5,000
10 years of continuous service or more:                           $10,000
 

Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.

125 Flexible Benefits Plan:  This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit). 

Retirement Plan:  Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937.  Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association (SJCERA) at www.sjcera.org for more information.  NOTE:  If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees’ Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.

Deferred Compensation:  The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $22,500 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less.  Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $30,000. The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.

Vacation:  Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.

Holidays Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year.  Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals, use, and cashability of accrued time.

Sick Leave:  12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation.  Sick leave incentive:  An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.  The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.

Bereavement Leave3 days of paid leave for the death of qualifying family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.

Merit Salary Increase:  New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range.  After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.

Job Sharing:  Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.

Educational Reimbursement Program:  Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year.  Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.

Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton:  The County contributes up to $20 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.

School Activities:  Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Online:       

www.sjgov.org/department/hr

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  

 

Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

 

Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.



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Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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