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Surgical Technologist


- Fulltime
Title - Surgical Technologist

Great opportunity! Great pay! Great Benefits! No Nights! No Weekends! No Holidays! No Call!

**Must have Orthopaedic experience


POSITION SUMMARY:

 
The Surgical Technologist (ST)/Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) assists in patient care activities under the direction of a registered nurse and according to the policies and procedures of the department.  The trained technologist is assigned scrub duties, instrument processing/sterilization duties and specific patient care duties in relation to the complexity of the patient's condition.

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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum requirements include a high school graduation or equivalent; completion of a recognized surgical technologist training program; knowledge of and experience with processing/sterilizing surgical instruments; dedication to patient comfort, satisfaction, and safety; ability to work compatibly with physicians, RN's and other staff members.

Physical guidelines include ability to stand/walk for up to eight hours/day; frequently bend, stoop, twist; occasionally lift a maximum of 25 pounds, push (170 pound average) gurney occupied by patient, push/pull O.R. equipment (i.e. video cart); assist patients in moving from gurney or recliner to O.R. bed; assist in moving anesthetized patient from O.R. bed to gurney (normally, four people coordinate the lifting, pushing, pulling of the anesthetized patient from O.R. bed to gurney); possess manual dexterity to safely and efficiently handle instruments and pass instruments to surgeon. PPE (person protective equipment) is provided, MSDS (material safety data sheets) on chemicals. Safely communicate with patient, coworker, and physician.
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NOTE:
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed.  It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified.
 
  1. DEPARTMENT STANDARD                                                     


PERFORM DEPARTMENT DUTIES IN A TIMELY AND EFFICIENT MANNER.

1.0       ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1.1       Proficiently scrub cases in assigned OR suite; assist surgical team during operative                     procedures
    1. Adhere to aseptic practices; monitor and maintain sterile field
1.3       “Pull cases" (gather sterile supplies) for scheduled procedures; ensure that adequate instruments are available for each case.
    1. Count sponges and needles on every case with the RN circulator.
    2. If not scrubbing a case, assist circulating RN in positioning patient, prepping the patient,        opening sterile supplies, and setting up equipment.
    3. Assist OR staff in moving anesthetized patient from OR bed to gurney.
    4. After surgical procedure, assist OR staff with room turnover (reprocessing instruments,          wiping/disinfecting equipment, mopping floor, etc.).
    5. Assist instrument tech with disinfecting, cleaning, wrapping/packaging, sterilizing, and            storing all used instruments at the end of each day; exercise care in cleaning and                   maintaining all surgical instruments.
    6. Follow policies for infection control in handling and disposing of infectious/hazardous             waste materials.
  1. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
2.1       Create and update preference cards for each physician for each type of procedure                       he/she performs.
    1. Bring broken/malfunctioning equipment and instruments to OR manager for repair or             replacement.
    2. Assist in restocking OR suites at the end of each day; assist with re-sterilizing outdated          supplies; assist with thorough cleaning of OR storage cabinets and supply room.
    3. Function as a member of the Surgery Center/OCR team
    4. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the                     discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.