2310 Surgical Procedures Technician
|Date Opened||1/4/2013 8:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||1/18/2013 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$59,124.00 - $71,864.00/year|
|Job Type||CBT Discrete|
2310 SURGICAL PROCEDURES TECHNICIAN
Under supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Physician, the Surgical Procedures Technician acts as a technically trained assistant to a physician under conditions of asepsis as defined in the operating room. The Essential functions include: identifies and selects correct instruments and supplies; 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 participation 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; 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, and set up of case carts, attends in-service programs; handles sterile supplies in an appropriate manner; and assures safe handling of specimens. The Surgical Procedures Technician also performs related duties as required.
NATURE OF POSITIONS:
Position is located at 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 a twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) days per week basis. The basic work week is forty (40) hours per week.
1. 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/www.caahep.org); OR
2. Completion of comparable surgical technology training in an accredited community college, the military service, or an accredited nursing education program; OR
3. Two (2) years of experience performing scrub duties in an acute care hospital providing elective and emergency surgery within the last five (5) years.
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
- Select the desired job announcement
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow instructions on the screen
Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.
If you are a current CCSF employee with permanent status in class 2310 Surgical Procedures Technician and wish to be considered for transfer or reinstatement to a position in the same classification within the department/agency for which this announcement has been issued, you must submit an Employee Request for Transfer form
(see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11618) or an Employee
Request for Reinstatement form (see http://sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?
documentid=11617), along with a copy of your resume, to the Exam Analyst during the recruitment period indicated above.
If you are a current Department of Public Health employee with permanent status in class 2310 Surgical Procedures Technician and wish to be considered for a reassignment opportunity, please submit an online application.
Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).
Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Elaine Lee, by telephone at 415-206-5033, or by email at Elaine.Lee@sfdph.org.
Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION (Weight – 100%)
The information provided by candidates on the job application, requested verification, if required, and a Supplemental Questionnaire will be evaluated in relations to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for class 2310 Surgical Procedures Technician.
Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.
The hiring department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.
CERTIFICATION RULE: The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three (3) Scores.
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUEST:
Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination must contact the examination analyst, Elaine Lee, by telephone at (415) 206-5033 (voice) or if hearing impaired (415) 557-4810 (TDD) or in writing to Elaine Lee, Department of Public Health Human Resources Services, 2789 – 25th Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110 as soon as possible (specify class 2310 Surgical Procedures Technician in all correspondence).
Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found at:
SENIORITY CREDIT IN PROMOTIONAL EXAMS:
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?
TERMS OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT:
GENERAL INFORMATION: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor,
San Francisco, CA 94103.
COPIES OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.
RIGHT TO WORK: All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.
Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination.
COMBINED PROMOTIVE & ENTRANCE
ISSUED: January 4, 2013
ANNOUNCEMENT NO: CBT-2310-PH1048
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
TELEPHONE: (415) 206-5033 (EL)
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Disaster Service Workers
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.