Dignity Health Surgery Assistant in BAKERSFIELD, California


Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children’s Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956. Learn more by visiting.


Position Summary:

Is expected to perform duties in alignment with the mission and policies of the organization. Assists the perioperative care team in many aspects of patient care, including but not limited to patient care assistance care of the environment, transportation of patients, supplies/equipment, specimens and blood products to from and within the surgical unit. Provides care for patients of newborn through geriatric ages. Assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous healthcare experience required.

  • Experience in a sterile environment and experience with direct, hands on patient care required.

  • Must take call.

  • High school diploma/GED or 2 years equivalent work experience.

  • Completion of a nursing fundamental class and currently enrolled in a nursing program or a graduate from a LVN or RN nursing program may be used in lieu of experience.

  • Must have the ability to read and write English and understanding of numerical systems.

  • Current Healthcare provider BLS card, AHA required.

This position is represented by SEIU United Healthcare Workers.

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Job ID 2018-68760

Employment Type Full Time

Department General Surgery

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Shift Varied


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Sunday - Saturday

Work Schedule 8 Hour