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Surgical Tech I

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
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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) Certification required.
      • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Certification preferred.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Ability to perform mathematical computations.
  • 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.
        • Eligible to seat preceptor training and serve as a mentor.
        • Collaborates with specialty coordinator and Staff Development Nurse on completion of orientation processes including orientation map, core competencies and assignments.
        • Documents ongoing process of orienting staff and assists in mentoring.
        • Participates in orientation of team members to new equipment and supplies.
        • Achieves or maintains certification in profession, Certified Surgical Technologist.

      • 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.

Job Details

Date Posted August 30, 2017
Date Closes October 29, 2017
Requisition 4733
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At NE Methodist Hospital
Department Surgery Outpatient HW
Shift
Hours Varies hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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