The Instrument Equipment Coordinator has responsibility for maintaining instrumentation and equipment for all Ortho, Neuro and Spinal cases.
Required: Required: 3 to 5 years as a Surgical Technologists or 5 years in a current surgical setting with instrumentation and equipment experience.
Individuals employed to be Surgical Technologist must have completed one of the following educational requirements:
Have completed a program for surgical technology accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); or
Have completed an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the armed forces or at a CAAHEP accredited hospital or CAAHEP accredited ambulatory surgical treatment center program. For the purposes of this act, ï¿½armed forcesï¿½ means the army, navy, air force, marine corps, coast guard, or public health services of the United States: or
Successfully complete the surgical technologists LCC-ST certifying exam.
In addition to the individuals identified in Tennessee Code 68-57-102, a person may be employed upon providing sufficient evidence that prior to May 21, 2007, the person was at any time employed as a surgical tech for not less than 18 months in the three
years preceding May 21, 2007, in a hospital, medical office, surgery center or an accredited school of surgical technology, as defined by this code. An individual who has begun the appropriate training to be a surgical technologist as defined by this section, prior to May 21, 2007 shall be eligible for employment as a surgical technologist; provided that the training is completed by May 21, 2010.
Any student who completes a surgical technology program that is in the process of becoming CAAHEP accredited on July 1, 2006 shall be considered a graduate of CAAHEP accredited program.
A person may be employed as a surgical technologist if the person was at any time employed as a surgical technologist for not less than eighteen (18) months in a hospital, medical office, surgery center, or school. Tenn. Code Ann. ï¿½ 68-57-102(a) does not limit the eighteen-month time frame, and hence that section would permit a person to be employed as a surgical technologist if the person had been so employed for not less than eighteen months at any time, regardless of the length of time that may have elapsed since such employment, provided that the person complies with the continued competency requirement mandated by 2005 Pub. Chap.159.
Preferred: Graduate from an accredited Surgical Technology program
Required: Three to Five years working with various types of surgical and sterile instrumentation and equipment. Computer literate.
Preferred: Surgical Technologist or Certified Surgical Technologists with current instrument and equipment experience.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Certified Surgical Technologists or Certification of similar nature
Department Position Summary:
The Instrument Equipment Coordinator system will provide clinical expertise for instrumentation and equipment for the specialty service that use Ortho/Neuro and spinal instrumentation and equipment, acting as an educator and liaison between the hospital and the manufacturer, management of inventory control, trouble shoot problems, resource person ,demonstrate self direction, provide leadership and assume responsibility for developing and maintaining clinical expertise and professional skills.