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Surgical Tech II

Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
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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 approved Surgical Technology program required.
      • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirement.

    • Experience
      • Requires one or more years of current operating room experience or current Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) that meets Surgical Tech level I criteria.

    • 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.
      • Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with patients or other customers.
      • Requires working with multiple activities and dividing time and attention to a variety of demands and working irregular hours.
      • Ability to work in a team environment and solve problems in a diplomatic fashion.
      • Oral and written communication with staff, patients, visitors, physicians and other departments.
  • 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.

      • 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.
        • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs.

      • Precepting.
        • 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.

Job Details

Date Posted December 12, 2019
Date Closes February 10, 2020
Requisition 13792
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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