Surgical Tech II
Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
Purpose of Job
Not necessary for the position (0%):
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Explosives (pressurized gas)
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)
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.
Functions as scrub person during operative procedure by preparing, monitoring, and maintaining a sterile field.
Completing surgical scrub according to policy.
Wears appropriate PPA and follows standard and policy for attire in the OR.
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.
Conducts need assessments.
Conducts one on one and group training.
Is knowledgeable of equipment used in surgical procedures, their, reference manuals, and resources for consultation.
Performs clinical preceptor role for specialty service and follows core competency outline.
Collaborates with appropriate Core Coordinator, and/or Resource Coordinator regarding assignments of students and orientees and documents progress or concerns.
Documents on core competencies, records orientees/students' progress, and suggests improvements and additional learning needs.
Collaborates with L&D and HROB Core Coordinator on completion of core competencies for specialty service. Provides care and is able to provide intervention for all patient populations.
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 Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
| Date Posted
June 14, 2019
| Date Closes
August 13, 2019
| Located In
Council bluffs, IA
| Work At
Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
7:00AM - 5:30PM & rotating call for wknghts, wknds & holiday hours per week
| SOC Category
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