St. Joseph Health Lead Certified Surgical Technician - Surgical Services, Full Time, Days, 12 Hours in Mission Viejo, California

Mission Hospital has been serving the community for over 40 years and continues its commitment to providing our community members with the highest-quality and advanced care with compassion, dignity and respect. We believe health care is a partnership between our patients, their family and our care team. Mission Hospital provides a comprehensive range of patient care services and is continually elevating the standards of clinical care through our many Centers of Excellence.

Job Summary:

Within the identified roles of practitioner, leader, and teacher, the Sr. Certified Surgical Technician possesses the technical expertise to practice at the Surgical Technician levels, and, additionally, demonstrates advance theory and practice in the surgical specialties, including General Surgery, Gynecology, Genitourinary, ENT, Orthopedics, Plastic/Reconstructive, Thoracic, Vascular, Neurosurgery, and Pediatrics.This Surgical Technician position assumes additional responsibility in promoting and improving the quality of intra-operative patient care, participating in the development of technical practice standards and teaching/precepting orientees, students, and colleagues.Consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the SJHS core values and the hospital’s mission statement.

Minimum Position Qualifications:


High school graduate or GED and certificate of completion of formalized surgical technologist training program.


Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in Surgical Technician role.


Preceptor course upon hire or obtained within 6 months.

License / Certification:

Healthcare provider level BLS Certification upon hire. Hires after 7/1/2017 require CST, Certified Surgical Technologist within six (6) months of hire

Preferred Position Qualifications:


AA degree or equivalent


Experience in preceptor and educator role


License / Certification:

Active membership in specialty organization.

BLS instructor


In addition to being Magnet Recognized and awarded Top Work Places, Mission Hospital offers generous medical, dental, and vision premiums for caregivers and theireligible dependents.

Professional Advancement:

Individual career development plans, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, motivating managers


Medical – Blue Shield HMO and POS plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, Employee Assistance Program


Retirement – 401(K), Paid-Time Off - Based on employment status of FT, PT, PD and years of service, Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, optional Pre-Paid Legal Plan

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line.As non-profit acute care facilities, we serve all of south Orange County.Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.We are a member of the St. Joseph Health System, one of only 12 winners worldwide of the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award, which recognizes an "extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture"; we've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.