A surgery technician provides assistance in the operating room. These individuals work under the supervision of surgeons, anesthesiologist and nurses. They care for patients during the surgical /procedure. Surgery technicians can work in ambulatory (River View, Pavilion) or the hospital setting (Main OR). The surgery technician plans, implements, evaluates patient care along with other team members. They accept responsibility for collaboration with co-workers in the implementation of care.
This position is responsible for providing optimum levels of care as the patient’s transition through their stay. All the duties and standards within this job description will be performed according to the established policies and guidelines outlined in the department and Center policy and procedure manuals. These will be measured through surveys, department goals, peer input, expectation and experience.
While performing the above, the employee will enhance positive relations with all customers including but not limited to: patients, families, hospital and medical staff.
Team Member Relations and Quality of Service
This position will willingly share knowledge with others, promote and support new roles, assist in staffing needs, maintain safe environment, all to facilitate meeting organizational goals.
Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance to the established FMC policies, procedures and guidelines.
Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Graduate of a surgical technician accredited program preferred. Attends in-services to maintain professional standards.
Licensure & Certifications: CPR certification. Certification (CST) preferred.
Experience: Previous OR experience preferred.
Job-related Skills: Good basic clinical skills in delivering of care in an ambulatory and inpatient care facility. Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; ability to problem-solve and facilitate resolution to issues; demonstrates ability to handle multiple priorities; ability to make independent decisions.
Organizational Expectations and Responsibilities
Mission and Service Values
Empathy – Demonstrates a willingness to understand others’ perspectives, without labeling or judging; treats others with compassion and is personally engaged in providing patient and family-centered care.
Integrity – Takes responsibility for own words and actions; has passion and courage to do the right thing; delivers on promises and commitments; is honest and achieves excellence in all things through ethical and legal behavior.
Stewardship – Uses FMC resources wisely; respects the time and resources of patients, family and peers; shows pride in FMC and gives back to the Center and community with time, talent and /or money.
Agility – Demonstrates courage to take initiative to find creative solutions; anticipates concerns and responds promptly; minimizes bureaucracy and explores opportunity for growth.
Teamwork – Works collaboratively, not in silos; treats others with courtesy and respect; assumes good intent and welcomes differing viewpoints; creates a spirit of belonging and fellowship within FMC; embraces the FMC culture.
Commitment and Engagement
Quality – Demonstrates commitment to improve individual performance and contributes to team accomplishments and quality improvement initiatives.
Safety – Creates and maintains a safe and clean work environment and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate individuals.
Service – Recognizes and anticipates the needs of customers and strives to surpass customer expectations; utilizes AIDET, TeamSTEPPS and other tools to avoid and/or resolve concerns with the best possible outcome.
Sustainability – Demonstrates timely, accurate and cost-conscious use of resources in the daily work.
Organization Commitment – Complies with FMC policies, procedures, work instructions and guidelines; reports compliance or ethical concerns to appropriate personnel; does not gossip but works to create a positive work experience with others.
Personal Commitment – Demonstrates ownership of the job; willing to step up and help others; works across departmental lines; is fully present at work—physically and emotionally; maximizes own talents and that of others.
Personal Growth – Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning; completes all mandatory education and participates in learning events/opportunities/experiences to enhance on-the-job performance
Physical Capacity Demand
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
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