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Certified Surgical Tech III

Methodist Health System locationOmaha, NE
396 positions

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Methodist Health System locationOmaha, NE
396 positions
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Omaha, NE, United States


  • 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
      • Must meet ST Level 2 criteria.
      • Proficient in multiple specialty areas required.
      • Previous experience in preceptor role preferred.
      • Minimum of 2 years of experience required.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
      • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification with currency per the Liaison Council of Certification for Surgical Technologists required, if CEU's are not accumulated to maintain certification, must retest for certification.

    • 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.
        • Prepares the case cart postoperative for central sterilizing return according to department policy.

      • 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.
          • Follows policy for wearing protective eye-wear during procedures.
        • Organizes and maintains sterile instruments and supplies in organized manner.
        • Performs counts according to facility policy and procedure during procedure and hand-off situations.
          • Accurately performs all sponge, needle, and sharps counts at appropriate times with registered nurse.
        • 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.
          • Cleans operating room suite between cases and participates in turnover.
        • Checks indicators and integrity of packages for each patient procedure.
        • Recognizes unseen boundaries between sterile and non-sterile.
        • Immediately communicates any changes in procedures, patient condition, or procedure.
        • Communicates for a safe and accurate hand-off with team members to assure accuracy of critical patient care information and specimen disposition.
        • Prepares and properly disposes of sharps, blood, and waste prior to leaving room according to department policy.

      • 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.
          • Labels medications and specimen identification and disposition.

      • 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.

      • Performance Improvement.
        • Demonstrates ongoing awareness of, and participation in, performance improvement activities.
        • Is alert to potential performance improvement problems, reports information to charge nurse and managers, and actively participates in problem solving.
        • Conscientiously and continuously applies the principles and tools learned during PI training on a daily basis.

      • 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 specialty charge nurse on completion of core competencies for specialty service.
        • Provides care and is able to provide intervention for all patient populations.

      • Demonstrates proper use and care of instruments and equipment in accordance with department standard.
        • Properly reports equipment malfunctions to the appropriate charge person or equipment supervisor.
        • Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and department policy and procedure.
        • Check for correct function of equipment prior to actual use and returns to proper location. Terminally cleans equipment properly.
        • Exhibits proper use of suturing and stapling devices.
        • Stocks supplies and instruments in operating room and labor and delivery as necessary.

      • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility by performing scrub duties for a variety of surgical procedures.
        • Able to perform 100% of cases in specialty services.
        • Maintains positive attitude.
        • Accepts assignments and communicates concerns in a professional manner.
        • Complies with call-in time and policies.
        • Adheres to policy and procedures of the department of patient care services and the hospital and holds others accountable for following them.
        • Safety - complies with specific hospital and department's policies concerning safety.
        • Adjusts hours to meet patient services when cases are more or less than scheduled.
        • Maintains compliance with the department call coverage.

      • Maintains professional appearance, behavior and work environment.
        • Provide assistance to Service Secretary as needed to include scanning of patient information, organizing patient charts, greeting and escorting patients to room, and answering phone.

    • 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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