23rd September, 2021
There may be some call depending on volumes
General job duties. Types of procedures required:
The Surgical Technologist functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing a safe environment for all age groups of surgical patients; assists the perioperative nurse with patient care; prepares and maintains supplies in the operating room (OR) while maintaining a professional and efficient manner; assures that procedure preparations are based on individual patient and anticipates the needs of the surgeon.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
*Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently demonstrates our core values.
*Functions in the scrub role by preparing, organizing, and anticipating needed instruments, supplies, and equipment for safe patient care and operative procedure.
*Will not first assist with any procedure; will not do any incision closures.
*May apply skin staples when skin edges have been approximated by credentialed physician/PA/APRN.
*May apply skin sealant and steristrips as part of the dressing after skin has been closed.
*Defines and practices aseptic technique and infection control principles as they apply to the OR.
*Safely and efficiently passes surgical instruments and supplies in the operating room (OR) and labor and delivery room (LDR); properly identifies, preserves and manages tissue and fluid specimens and cultures.
*Manages supplies, instruments and equipment appropriately according to Medical Center procedure.
*Assists the nurse in perioperative care of the patient including transporting and positioning; counts/preps surgical instruments and supplies.
*Delivers medications (drugs or biologicals) received in the surgical suite to the appropriate operating room via case cart or medication cart.
*Handles and prepares medication for use on the sterile field in the operating room under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse and physician.
*Participates in unit-based activities, staff meetings, and committees.
Equipment utilized in the unit/dept:
Computer systems: eChart (electronic charting system); SIS, MAK, O.R.Storz 1 Video and routing equipment.
Surgical Equipment - Storz Video equipment, Midas; Stryker drills; Leica Microscopes, Storz morcellator; Foce Triad Cautery machines; Force FX cautery machines; Aquamantys machines; Ostemoed drills; Sani Serve fluid warmer/cooler.
Surgical Beds/positions - Jackson spine tables; Jackson fracture tables; Tenent positioner; Skytron and Getinge O.R. beds
- Graduation from a Surgical Technology program required. Surgical Tech Certification desired.
- Prior experience working as a Surgical Technologist desired. Certification in Basic Life Support (CPR) required.
- 2 years minimum experience in busy surgical area.
- BLS is required.
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