Surgical Technologist Lead - Neuro And Spine Surgery
NOW HIRING! Surgical Technologist Lead - Neuro And Spine Surgery in Seattle, WA
24th June, 2020
Job Type: Direct
$10,000 Sign-on Potential + Relocation available
The Surgical Technologist Lead is responsible for coordinating service planning activities for a designated specialty service. Provides professional surgical knowledge and scrubs skills in assigned area.
In this position you will
Demonstrate advanced clinical and organizational skills related to the care of patients within the specialty. Must have knowledge of specialty procedures, along with associated equipment and supplies. Skills in teamwork and ability to address issues in tactful ways. Ability to communicate in ways that are broadly understood. Computer literacy – able to use ESI system as a reference, email, or voice mail. Ability to operate, or learn to operate, specialty-specific equipment as outlined in defined competencies.
Review the surgery schedule for the week to anticipate equipment or product issues.
Checks voice mail frequently, troubleshooting product, instrumentation, equipment, or scheduling issues.
Respond to specialty questions or pages in a timely manner.
Edits Procedures lists in collaboration with the Specialty Charge Nurse.
Assist in orientation of new staff. Works with unit preceptors. Collaborate with manager/educator to review and evaluate staff performance. Serves as a role model for staff in following established standards of the department and attending charge nurse meetings.
Responsible for the accuracy and content of resource materials in Sterile Processing Department.
Launches new instruments and sets.
Works closely with surgeons to understand current and future trends in specialty including equipment and supply needs communicating these to the department manager.
Works with Equipment and Supply Specialist to arrange for repair and preventive maintenance of specialty related equipment. Keeps scheduling and surgeons informed about equipment availability.
Promotes the use of the Value Analysis Team (VAT) process for all products and implants supporting clinical trials and evaluations.
Assures adequacy of core equipment supplies on specialty carts (location specific).
Washington State Surgical Technologist certification required.
Two years of relevant clinical experience required, meet criteria of their respective professional category
Completion of an approved Surgical Technology program or equivalent education/experience. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for not completing a Surgical Technology program, in addition to the experience required.