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Surgical Tech Intern

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

This position is for students who are enrolled in a surgical technology career program and are interested in permanent employment upon graduation from an accredited program. Students must have completed their first two program quarters in the technology program and be a student in good standing. Will at all times work under direct supervision of a registered nurse.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

With minimal assistance, plans for and prepares necessary instruments, supplies and equipment required for surgical procedures. Demonstrates knowledge and technical skill in the care and use of instruments, supplies and equipment used to assist the physician in performing most surgical procedures. Assists in circulating duties with a registered nurse. Responsible for surgical technician duties under the direct supervision of the certified surgical technician or registered nurse. May first scrub minor cases, second scrub major cases, or first scrub major cases with certified surgical technician direct supervision. This position will never scrub alone. Assists with prepping patient for procedure as directed. Assists in positioning and draping the patient. Completes accurate sponge, needle and instrument counts with registered nurse. Assists in: proper care of specimens, cleaning and maintaining surgical instruments, room turnover and cleaning, transporting patients to and from surgery, transporting blood products and specimens to and from the laboratory. Performs all work in accordance with accepted standards of sanitation, safety and roper handling techniques and maintains patient confidentiality. Other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Complete second quarter as a student in an accredited Surgical Technology program or first semester of accredited registered nursing program.

BLS Certified through American Heart Association

Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Council Bluffs , Surgical Tech Intern, Other , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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