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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