Operating Room Technician II - $5k Sign-on Bonus

City of Hope
Irvine, California
Closing date
Jul 11, 2022

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Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Performs a variety of technical duties to assist with surgical and/or endoscopic procedures. Serves as a member of the Operating Room Team playing a vital role in setting up and maintaining the sterile field for surgery. Assists with the care of the patient by anticipating the needs of the surgeon, proceduralist, surgery and procedure. Participates in the maintenance and re-stocking of supply levels, and the cleaning and decontamination of equipment, rooms, and instruments.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Assists surgeons/proceduralists during operative/invasive procedure, assuring that necessary supplies, instruments, and equipment are ready and/or available and anticipates such needs.
  • Maintains sterile techniques; actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in sterile technique and communicates any breaks in techniques noted.
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel, working directly with the RN circulator to care for the patient under their direction.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information and unit care data.
  • Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings, making sure to attend or complete mandatory education.
  • Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies; Actively participating in turnover processes, stocking of rooms, and proper care of instruments.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training. Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.
  • 3 years of experience scrubbing major and/or endoscopic cases in a hospital setting.

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • CST Certificate or obtain within 3 years of hire.
  • CPR - BLS.

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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