Surgical Technologist II (Certified)

  • Gritman Medical Center
  • Moscow, ID 83843
  • Jun 29, 2020
Technologist

Job Description

Welcome page Returning Candidate? Log back in! Surgical Technologist II (Certified) Job ID 2020-2255 # of Openings 1 Location Gritman Medical Center Category Surgery Type Full Time Overview 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. Qualifications Minimum Education Graduate of a formal operating room technician program   Minimum Work Experience One (1) complete year working as a Surgical Technician or similar, equivalent capacity   Required Licenses National Certification for Surgical Technologists Certified Surgical Techs must keep their certification current   Required Skills 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. Responsibilities Essential Functions   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 Financial Responsibility: 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 Performance Improvement: 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.   Organizational Expectations 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   Functional Demands   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    Physical Demands 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.   Environmental Conditions 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. Apply for this job online Email this job to a friend Share on your newsfeed Application FAQs Software Powered by iCIMS www.icims.com

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