+ 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
+ Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technology program required.
+ Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirement.
+ No previous experience required.
+ One year of operating room experience preferred.
+ 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.
+ 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%):
+ Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
+ Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
+ Distinguish colors
+ Repetitive Motions
+ Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
+ 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%):
+ 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.