The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans.
SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions - the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health.
The San Francisco Health Network is the City’s only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers.
The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be utilized to fill future and current vacancies in this class at other locations within the DPH for the duration of the eligible list.
The 2310 may perform other duties as assigned/required. Positions are located at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, a large acute care teaching hospital which provides a Level I Trauma Center for the City and County of San Francisco and offers a comprehensive range of inpatient, ambulatory, skilled nursing, rehabilitative and community-oriented programs and is affiliated with the University of California - San Francisco. The Department of Public Health serves the culturally diverse, safety net and underserved population of San Francisco. The hospital is open on twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) days per week basis. The basic work week is forty (40) hours per week.
The Essential functions of the 2310 Surgical Procedures Technician include:
Gowns and gloves all members of the surgical team;
Examines the packaging of all surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment;
Observes activities of the surgical team to determine that sterile technique is used and sterile procedure is followed;
Cleans and decontaminates surgical instruments;
Assists other operating room staff members;
Performs patient care activities;
Checks specialized surgical instrumentation and equipment;
Promotes efficiency and safe procedures by participating in the orientation and training of members of the surgical team;
Adheres to directions and instructions given by supervising operating room personnel;
Maintains compliance with all written policies and procedures to disinfect and sterilize surgical instruments;
Assembles and tests surgical power equipment;
Problem solves equipment issues in collaboration with Biomed and manager;
Coordinates counting of sharps, sponges, and instruments;
Follows all written policies and procedures for the Hospital Nursing Department and Operating Room;
Communicates specific issues and problems, reports unsafe conditions, and provides written documentation;
Provides assistance with processing of instruments, set up of case carts, and attends in-service programs;
Handles sterile supplies in an appropriate manner;
Assures safe handling of specimens.
The 2310 Surgical Procedures Technician also performs related duties as required.
How to qualify
Possession of a certificate of graduation/diploma from a school of surgical technology accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or equivalent accrediting agency; OR
Completion of comparable surgical technology training in an accredited community college, the military service, or an accredited nursing education program. OR
Two (2) years of experience performing scrub duties in an acute care hospital providing elective and emergency surgery within the last five (5) years may be substituted for the required education.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
One-year fulltime employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine fulltime employment.
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Our Identity/Who We Are
The San Francisco Department of Public Health is an integrated health department and we fulfill our mission through two divisions: the Population Health Division, primarily responsible for protecting the health of our population, and the San Francisco Health Network, primarily responsible for promoting the health of our patients. Central administrative functions (i.e. finance, human resources, information technology, and policy and planning) promote integration and support the work of the two divisions.
The Population Health Division addresses public health concerns, including consumer safety, health promotion and prevention, and monitors threats to the public’s health by implementing traditional and innovative public health interventions.
The San Francisco Health Network provides direct health services to insured and uninsured residents of San Francisco, including those most socially and medically vulnerable by annually connecting more than 100,000 San Franciscans to quality healthcare in our clinics and hospitals, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and community-ce...ntered clinics.
The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health provides continuous care for people, wherever they are – in clinics, hospitals, at home, in jail, or transitional housing. As San Francisco’s public health system, we also provide emergency, trauma, behavioral health, and substance use care to any San Franciscan who needs it.