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Cedars-Sinai Specialty Tech III - Main Operating Room - 8 Hours Nights (10:00pm - 6:30am Sun - Thurs) in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

Make a difference every single day!

At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals—and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work – perfection and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of dedicated professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have phenomenal resources to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others.

Job Summary:

The Specialty Technician III is under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Specialty Technician III is assigned to perform technical duties, assist with procedures, and has the responsibility to ensure smooth teamwork through application of knowledge and effective communication with the Registered Nurse, the patient, the Endoscopist, the Anesthesiologist, Ancillary personnel, and other health care team members. This role provides care consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, Plan for Provision of Nursing Care, Plan for Provision of Care of Patients, CSMC Code of Conduct, Performance Improvement Plan, Patient Education Plan, and Professional Organization Standards. The Specialty Technician maintains competency skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Identifies the ability of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent. Identifies safety concerns in the age-related population; institutes additional protective measures to provide a safe environment, and identifies normal growth and developmental milestones in neonates, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.

  • Performs the preceptor role for students and new hires as well as coordinates orientation process for new Specialty Techs.

  • Helps to improve efficiency and cost in surgical units and participates in developing budgetary requirements.

  • Participates in department committees and unit in-services promoting patient care and safety.

  • Operates equipment used within assigned area including the caring, handling, trouble shooting and safety precautions. Recognizes malfunctions and initiates repairs appropriately. Assembles processes and maintains instruments relevant to assigned area. Monitors and updates inventory within area as assigned. Assists coworkers with their learning related to equipment.

  • Reduces the risk of patient harm resulting from falls. Observes patients for risk of falling and takes action to prevent patient falls, improves the accuracy of patient identification.

  • Controls and maintains perioperative environments (i.e., asepsis, electrical safety, waste management and traffic patterns). Establishes and maintains a sterile field when appropriate.

  • Reduces the risk of health care acquired infection by complying with current CDC hand washing guidelines and CSMC isolation policy.

  • Assumes responsibility for patient advocacy and patient rights. Meets customer’s expectations for their patient assignment.



  • Highschool Diploma/GED.

  • Vocational/Technical Diploma is preferred.

Licensure and Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or the American Red Cross (ARC).

  • Certified Surgical Technologist is preferred.

Experience :

  • Three (3) years of equivalent on the job training with assisting in Pancreatic general endoscopic therapeutic procedures.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : 1805

Working Title : Specialty Tech III - Main Operating Room - 8 Hours Nights (10:00pm - 6:30am Sun - Thurs)

Department : Operating Room

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Clinical Operations

Job Specialty : OR/Anesthesia

Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT

Primary Shift : Night

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $31.98 - $49.57

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.