Surgical Technologist

  • Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
  • Crosby, TX 77532, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021
Full Time Technologist

Job Description

Under the supervision of Perioperative RN, the Surgical Technologists participates as a member of the surgical team supporting and taking direction from the Surgeon, Physician Assistants and Perioperative RN. The Technologist is responsible for draping the surgical suite in accordance with AORN, AST and associated standards; ensures the functionality of instrumentation and equipment required for each operative procedure. Surgical Technologist shall assist in preparing patients for surgery including transport, positioning, disinfecting and draping the surgical site under the direction of the Perioperative RN. Interoperatively the Technologist effectively hands instruments, needles, sponges and equipment, anticipating the surgeon(s) needs and ensuring patient safety and sterile technique at all times. They may be required to provide direct and indirect perioperative tasks, including holding retractors, cameras, suction under the direct supervision of the Surgeon. The ability to effectively perform these tasks for long periods of time without break is probable. In addition, the Surgical Technologist shall assist in the decontamination of instruments and equipment, room turnover, sterilization, flashing of instrumentation and restocking of supplies in accordance with AORN and departmental policy. Finally this position reports to the Director, delegated additional duties and project work ensure the successful completion of departmental goals and objectives shall be expected. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: Graduate of a Surgical Technologist Program; or 2+ years of surgical scrub experience coupled with related clinical training (i.e. LPN, Military). CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) or associated professional certification preferred. License/Certificates: American Heart Association BLS certification within 30 days of hire. If LPN, must maintain MN LPN license. Special Skills and Aptitudes: Independently prepares cases in the sterile field in the surgical suite. Ensures the functionality of instrumentation and equipment in accordance with AORN, AST and departmental policy. Assists in preparing patients for surgery including transport, positioning, disinfecting and draping under the direction of the Perioperative RN. Effectively supports the surgeon(s) by safely handing instrumentation, supplies and equipment, anticipating needs of the interoperative team. Completes room turnover, assists as needed in decontamination, sterilization and flashing of instrumentation and restocking of supplies. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Independently prepares cases, the sterile field and surgical suite. Ensures the functionality of instrumentation and equipment in accordance with AORN, AST and departmental policy. Assists in preparing patients for surgery including transport, positioning, disinfecting and draping under the direction of the Perioperative RN. Effectively supports the surgeon(s) by safely handing instrumentation, supplies and equipment, anticipating needs of the interoperative team. Completes room turnover, assists as needed in decontamination, sterilization and flashing of instrumentation and restocking of supplies. Actively supports department initiatives to promote efficient and safe patient flow utilizing teamwork and taking individual accountability to complete duties as a means of ensuring early/on-time starts to maintain the OR schedule. Demonstrate initiatives and teamwork by restocking supplies, instrumentation, medications and assisting where needed. Provide medication administration under the direct supervision of an RN in appropriate procedures (LPN scrubs only). Demonstrate Standards of Excellence when other duties are assigned.

Employment Type

Full Time