DATE POSTED: October 13, 2020

JOB STATUS: Temporary without Benefits (0.3 FTE)

SALARY: $22.97/hour (BU10/HE08)

JOB LOCATION: Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waimea, Kauai, HI

FUNCTION AND LOCATION:  This position is located in Surgery/Operating Room department of Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH).  KVMH is part of the Kauai Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii operating 9 facilities statewide.

Primary functions of this position include support to the surgical team with the sterilization process of specific/specialty instruments and/or equipment needed for a variety of operating procedures while adhering to safety/infection control policies and procedures; assist in the transfer of patients, including but not limited to, from stretcher to Operating Room table, as well as assist in the positioning of patients; assist and anticipate needs and preferences of the physician or surgeon; maintain correct count of necessary equipment; assist in application of dressings as directed; decontaminate equipment and supplies and clean room as directed in procedures; and other responsibilities as assigned. This position may be required to work on shifts, including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.



To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.

Certifications Required: Graduation from a nationally certified training program for Operating Room Technician, Surgical Technician, or equivalent.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Workers must be obtained and presented upon hire.

Experience and Essential Knowledge and Abilities: One (1) year of work experience in a surgical setting receiving on-the-job training which provided knowledge of surgical procedures and instruments required; and involved applying the knowledge gained by performing as a scrub technician for progressively more complicated surgical procedures. Such experience must also have demonstrated the ability to independently perform as a member of the sterile team which involves preparing patients (i.e., shaving, draping, etc.) and the operating room for procedures.

Desirable Qualifications: Successful completion of a semester of course work in anatomy and physiology, and microbiology from an accredited community college or university.

Physical Requirements: All employees must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position.

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