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Surgical Technologist II (Certified)
Job ID 2020-2255 # of Openings 1
Gritman Medical Center Category Surgery Type Full Time
Under the supervision of a Surgical Staff RN, performs routine surgical tasks of moderate difficulty. Demonstrates a firm knowledge of sterile technique, surgical principles, and instrumentation. May be involved with care/service to patients over the continuum of the life span. Adheres to AST Standards of Practice.
Graduate of a formal operating room technician program
Minimum Work Experience
One (1) complete year working as a Surgical Technician or similar, equivalent capacity
National Certification for Surgical Technologists
Certified Surgical Techs must keep their certification current
Firm knowledge and application of aseptic technique, surgical principles, procedures, and instrumentation
Demonstrates understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, and bacteriology
Ability to organize work, maintain good interpersonal relationships, function under stress, and to work under supervision
Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients
This knowledge and skills may be acquired through education, training, and experience
Bases knowledge on evidence and standards based practice
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Requires frequent standing, walking, and bending. Frequent lifting of instruments, equipment, supplies and patients (up to 40 pounds). NOTE: On occasion, individuals may be required to lift weight in excess of 40 pounds. Individuals who may lift greater than or equal to 40 pounds will be encouraged to use available back support systems, correct body mechanics and all equipment/personnel available to prevent back injury. Occasionally requires working long hours without rest on emergency call.
Surgery Department Mission:
Interacts with courtesy and respect with patients, visitors, and staff members.
Resource Planning & Surgical Preparation:
Assists circulating nurse with patient care
Gathers case cart, equipment, etc. for each surgery
Wipes down the OR furniture and spotlights prior to the first surgery of the day as required
Prepares the OR and surgical instruments for surgery
Performs sharps, sponge, and instrument counts with the circulating nurse, according to policy
Orders and restock supplies in assigned areas
Practices proper aseptic techniques
Assists circulating nurse with identification and proper care of all specimens - logs into GIS in Pathology Office
Has age-specific knowledge and understanding of standard surgical equipment (i.e. tourniquet, spotlight, suction, cautery, etc.)
Responsible for inventory control in Surgical Services including establishing, maintaining and evaluating PAR levels
Has access and utilized computer programs within Paragon MMIS including but not limited to stock/non-stock supply ordering, requisition requests, PO's for Surgical Services, etc.
Orders supplies and oversees distribution within Surgical Services
Organizes and maintains supplies/equipment in orderly manner to facilitate ease of use, fiscal responsibility, and accountability.
Establishes and maintains PAR levels and adjusts based on current use and historical data
Maintains a system that accounts for all consignment materials in Surgical Services - responsible for maintaining an inventory record and control of items "borrowed" by other facilities. Assures items are returned or billed after 30 days
Leads and is responsible for monthly inventory of consignment supplies; Reconciles all variances with Director of Materials Management and Director Surgical Services
Participates in Leadership Council
Participates in orientation of new personnel and students
Assumes additional work responsibilities to help meet department needs, as needed (i.e. call)
Follows all hospital and department safety regulations
Follows personnel guidelines in regards to attendance, punctuality, earned leave, and leaving facility for personal business during scheduled work hours
Participates in continuous quality improvement by cooperating with Risk Management and Nursing; preparing reports and follow-up plans
Uses supplies economically
Assists with identification of worn or damaged surgical equipment
Establishes computerized inventory system in Surgical Services
Leads department in annual and other inventory audits
Assists Director with budget
Maintains current knowledge of professional techniques and practices through continuing education. (Association of Surgical Technologists).
Actively participates in unit meetings and educational programs involving nursing care.
Able to search MSDS on line
Knowledgeable of location of hospital and department policies and all hospital/department policies and procedures pertaining to the operating room department.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this document is intended to exclude the opportunity for modifications or adjustment to the job or the manner of performing it consistent with the requirement to provide reasonable accommodation to the disabled. With or without accommodation, the essential functions must be performed. Employees unable to accomplish any functions may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention
Maintains hopsital standards for a clean and quiet environment
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities
Maintains compliance with organization's policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards
Complies with organizaitonal and regulatory policies for handling confidential information.
Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in The Gritman Way
Must be, through training and experience, able to appropriately provide treatments to the following patients:
Neonatal (0-28 days) Infant (28 days-1 yr.) Pediatric (1-12 yrs.)
Adolescent Adult Geriatric
Requires frequent standing, walking, and bending.
Frequent lifting of instruments, equipment, supplies and patients (up to 40 lbs).
NOTE: On occasion, individuals may be required to lift weight in excess of 40 lbs.
Individuals who may lift greater than or equal to 40 lbs will be encouraged to use available back support systems, correct body mechanics, and all equipment/personnel available to prevent back injury.
Occasionally requires working long hours without rest on emergency call.
Works indoors in heated/air conditioned surgical suite.
Normal working hours are Monday through Friday, day shift.
May be required, on occasion, to work other shifts or function in other roles to facilitate department needs. Exposure to diseases and disease-producing organisms, possible caustic gases or chemicals and radiation (Category I).
Requires sharing of call duty in accordance to Operating Room policy.
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