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Position Summary:
Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the Surgical Tech contributes to the company’s mission and vision by assisting with the provision of safe and effective nursing care in accordance with a defined scope of practice within the operating room, and maintaining an understanding and knowledge base for the function of each instrument for multiple services. This may include direct patient care and observation, scrubbing and assisting the surgeon at the operative field, surgical room turnover between cases, act as a preceptor and consistent collaboration with the Registered Nurse in clinical decision making. The services covered may include but are not limited to: Vascular, Cardiac, Neurosurgery, Robotics, Spine, Orthopedics, Urology, General Oncology, Gynecology Oncology, Ear Nose and Throat, General, Eyes, Burns, Plastics, Gynecology, Dental. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures in a Level I Trauma Hospital. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Accountability:
  • PCMH/PCSP - Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home or Patient Centered Specialty Practice as applicable

  • EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES - Work with staff team to gather necessary supplies, equipment and instruments

  • SUPPLIES - Obtain supplies, instruments, and other required items for the surgical case(s); arrange the supplies and instruments in case carts according to set procedures ensuring accuracy and proper documentation; ensure sterility of instrumentation; keep Operating Rooms neat, clean and stocked

  • EQUIPMENT - Set up tables, instruments and supplies required for specific operations

  • STERILE TEAM - Function as a member of the sterile team in donning gown and gloves, creating and maintaining a sterile field, and issuing instruments to surgeons

  • PATIENT CARE - Assist in preparing and draping of patient and operating area; prepare and maintain sterile field for surgical procedures

  • COMMUNICATE - Communicate updates or necessary changes for the surgeon preference card to the appropriate coordinator

  • SPECIMENS - Assist in maintenance and care of specimens; prepare specimens for laboratory analysis

  • EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES - Decontaminate all equipment, instruments, and supplies

  • ASSIST - Assist with maintaining equipment/instruments in proper working order; assist with table equipment, patient positioning, and application of immobilization devices and dressings

  • INSTRUMENTS - Utilizing Instrument tracking system by scanning instruments to specific location

  • COMMUNICATION - Verify implants and communicate special request for procedures

  • SUPPLIES - Return unused supplies/instruments/equipment to appropriate storage area

  • INSTRUMENTS - Separate and load used instruments into case carts for delivery to sterile processing; report instrument malfunction and place instruments in the appropriate location to be sent for repair; transport contaminated instruments from OR per hospital policy; covered and labeled as biohazard material; collaborate with sterile processing to prioritize instrument turnover

  • PROCEDURES - Assist with urgent/emergent procedures

  • COMMUNICATION - Report discrepancies, problems, and concerns to management using proper chain of command

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Surgical Tech program graduate with Certification

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • Nationally recognized Surgical Technology Certification

  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • 1 and 1/2 year (18 months) directly related experience

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • 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 or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

  • May be required or is required to perform on-call duties

  •