Surgical Tech I

Nebraska Methodist Health System

Omaha, NE 68182

Posted 1 month ago

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 accredited Surgical Technology program required.


+ Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirement.


+ Experience


+ No previous experience required.


+ One year of operating room experience preferred.


+ 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.


+ Ability to follow all clinical direction efficiently and with precision.


+ 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.


+ Demonstrates advanced knowledge and proficient practice in the first scrub role in complex cases.


+ Functions as scrub person during operative procedure by preparing, monitoring, and maintaining a sterile field


+ Completing surgical scrub according to policy.


+ Performs scrub duties in an accurate, concise and timely manner.


+ Wears appropriate personal protective apparel (PPA) and follows standard and policy for attire in the operating room.


+ 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.


+ 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.


+ Applies knowledge related to emergency situations and surgical procedures in the operating room.


+ 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 Behavior and company policies/procedures.


+ Other duties as assigned.



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