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Certified Surgical Tech III

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Job Description:

- Purpose of Job - Allied health professional working as a part of the team delivering surgical care by assisting physicians and maintaining a sterile field during surgical procedure through consistent application of aseptic techniques. - Job Requirements - Education - Graduation from an approved Surgical Technology program required. - Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirement. - Experience - Competent performance in all Surgical procedures and specialties. - Must meet ST Level 2 criteria. - Proficient in multiple specialty areas required. - Previous experience in preceptor role preferred. - Minimum of 2 years of experience required. - License/Certifications - Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required. - Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification with currency per the Liaison Council of Certification for Surgical Technologists required, if CEU's are not accumulated to maintain certification, must retest for certification. - Skills/Knowledge/Abilities - Ability to perform mathematical computations. - Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with patients or other customers. - Requires working with multiple activities and dividing time and attention to a variety of demands and working irregular hours. - Ability to work in a team environment and solve problems in a diplomatic fashion. - Oral and written communication with staff, patients, visitors, physicians and other departments. - Physical Requirements - Weight Demands - Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force. - Physical Activity - Not necessary for the position (0%): - Climbing - Crawling - Occasionally Performed (1%-33%): - Keyboarding/typing - Kneeling - Sitting - Frequently Performed (34%-66%): - Balancing - Carrying - Crouching - Distinguish colors - Grasping - Lifting - Pulling/Pushing - Reaching - Repetitive Motions - Speaking/talking - Standing - Stooping/bending - Twisting - Walking - Constantly Performed (67%-100%): - Fingering/Touching - Hearing - Seeing/visual - Job Hazards - Not Related: - Explosives (pressurized gas) - Electrical Shock/Static - Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc) - Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) - Rare (1-33%): - Equipment/Machinery/Tools - Mechanical moving parts/vibrations - Occasionally (34%-66%): - Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex) - Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF) - Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment) - Essential Job Functions - Essential Functions I - Performs preoperative preparation. - Reviews physician preference list before operative procedure and assembles supplies and equipment needed for procedure. - Opens sterile supplies using sterile technique. - Transfers medications and solutions to the sterile field according to policy. - Communicates clearly and collaborates with other members of the perioperative team to prepare operative procedure. - Prepares the case cart postoperative for central sterilizing return according to department policy. - Functions as scrub person during operative procedure by preparing, monitoring, and maintaining a sterile field. - Completing surgical scrub according to policy. - Wears appropriate PPA and follows standard and policy for attire in the OR. - Follows policy for wearing protective eye-wear during procedures. - Organizes and maintains sterile instruments and supplies in organized manner. - Performs counts according to facility policy and procedure during procedure and hand-off situations. - Accurately performs all sponge, needle, and sharps counts at appropriate times with registered nurse. - Assisting with draping sterile field according to standard. - Watches progress of the operation and anticipates needs of team members. - Disassembles instruments and equipment, transports to processing department. - Assists with cleaning room and prepares for subsequent procedure. - Cleans operating room suite between cases and participates in turnover. - Performs scrub duties in an accurate, concise and timely manner. - Checks indicators and integrity of packages for each patient procedure. - Recognizes unseen boundaries between sterile and non-sterile. - Immediately communicates any changes in procedures, patient condition, or procedure. - Communicates for a safe and accurate hand-off with team members to assure accuracy of critical patient care information and specimen disposition. - Prepares and properly disposes of sharps, blood, and waste prior to leaving room according to department policy. - Applies base knowledge and principles during operative procedure (Intraoperative Surgical). - Base knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, microbiology and pharmacology for optimal surgical patient care. - Principles of computer science, electricity and robotics as needed for surgical patient care. - Principles of sterile technique during the surgical procedure. - Follows policy and procedure for Intraoperative Surgical procedures. - Participates in surgical time-out, fire risk assessment, and case summary for each operative procedure. - Identifies labels and handles specimens including hand-off situations and disposition of specimen. - Labels medications and specimen identification and disposition. - Demonstrates collegiality and leadership qualities. - Demonstrates awareness of, and participation in performance improvement activities. - Reports potential performance improvement problems, to coordinators, core nurse and service leader, assists in problem solving. - Maintains compliance with department call requirements, adjusts hours to meet patient services. - Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Population Specific Criteria. - Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs. - Performance Improvement. - Demonstrates ongoing awareness of, and participation in, performance improvement activities. - Is alert to potential performance improvement problems, reports information to charge nurse and managers, and actively participates in problem solving. - Conscientiously and continuously applies the principles and tools learned during PI training on a daily basis. - Precepting. - Conducts need assessments. - Conducts one on one and group training. - Is knowledgeable of equipment used in surgical procedures, their, reference manuals, and resources for consultation. - Performs clinical preceptor role for specialty service and follows core competency outline. - Collaborates with appropriate Core Coordinator, and/or Resource Coordinator regarding assignments of students and orientees and documents progress or concerns. - Documents on core competencies, records orientees/students' progress, and suggests improvements and additional learning needs. - Collaborates with L & D and HROB Core Coordinator specialty charge nurse on completion of core competencies for specialty service. - Provides care and is able to provide intervention for all patient populations. - Demonstrates proper use and care of instruments and equipment in accordance with department standard. - Properly reports equipment malfunctions to the appropriate charge person or equipment supervisor. - Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and department policy and procedure. - Check for correct function of equipment prior to actual use and returns to proper location. Terminally cleans equipment properly. - Exhibits proper use of suturing and stapling devices. - Stocks supplies and instruments in operating room and labor and delivery as necessary. - Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility by performing scrub duties for a variety of surgical procedures. - Able to perform 100% of cases in specialty services. - Maintains positive attitude. - Accepts assignments and communicates concerns in a professional manner. - Complies with call-in time and policies. - Adheres to policy and procedures of the department of patient care services and the hospital and holds others accountable for following them. - Safety - complies with specific hospital and department's policies concerning safety. - Adjusts hours to meet patient services when cases are more or less than scheduled. - Maintains compliance with the department call coverage. - Maintains professional appearance, behavior and work environment. - Provide assistance to Service Secretary as needed to include scanning of patient information, organizing patient charts, greeting and escorting patients to room, and answering phone. - Essential Functions II - Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management. - Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures. - Other duties as assigned.

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