Surgical Tech II **SIGN ON BONUS**
Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: May 16, 2022
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 Requires one or more years of current
operating room experience or current Certified Surgical
Technologist (CST) that meets Surgical Tech level I criteria.
License/Certifications Current American Heart Association Basic
Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required
within 3 months of hire. Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
Certification preferred. 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. 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. Organizes and maintains sterile instruments and supplies in
organized manner. Performs counts according to facility policy and
procedure during procedure and hand-off situations. 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.
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. 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. Eligible to seat preceptor training and serve as
a mentor. Collaborates with specialty coordinator and Staff
Development Nurse on completion of orientation processes including
orientation map, core competencies and assignments. Documents
ongoing process of orienting staff and assists in mentoring.
Participates in orientation of team members to new equipment and
supplies. Achieves or maintains certification in profession,
Certified Surgical Technologist. 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. 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 on completion of core competencies for specialty
service. Provides care and is able to provide intervention for all
patient populations. 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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