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Category
Technicians
business
Department
Surgery Main
date_range
Schedule
Part Time
schedule
Shift
Day
timer
Hours
10 Hour Shift
place
Location
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Job #
R0253131
  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • The Surgical Technologist, working under the direct supervision of the perioperative nurse, performs the duties of a scrub person. Prepares supplies for case, sets up and maintains the sterile field, passes instruments and supplies to the surgeon, readies used instruments for the cleaning and re-sterilization process. Able to take call independently and can respond for all specialties within the Main OR. Works under direct supervision in cardiac division. Provides in-service education and assists with projects.
  • Reports to
    • Nursing Director
  • Supervises
    • None
  • Ages of Patients
    • Pediatric
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • High Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: Successful completion of accredited Surgical Technology training program, or equivalent as determined by Director of Perioperative Services
      • Required: High School Diploma
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: AHA-approved Basic Life Support (BLS)
      • Required: Certification as a surgical technologist (CST or TS-C); OR graduate of an accredited AA/AS degree program, with expectation that certification as a surgical technologist will be obtained within three years from date of hire
    • Experience
      • Required: Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a surgical technologist in an acute multi-specialty environment, evidencing independent performance in a variety of surgical specialties
      • Experience in an acute multi-specialty environment.
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Demonstrates and maintains aseptic technique according to the policies and procedures of Surgical Services.
    • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of the surgical environment regarding traffic patterns and contamination of the sterile field.
    • Prepares supplies, room setup and equipment for cases. 
    • Anticipates surgeons needs by review of preference card and procuring appropriate supplies prior to start of case.
    • Maintains orderly instrument table and surgical field.
    • Remains attentive to the progression of the case in order to anticipate surgeon’s needs.
    • Verbally verifies and labels medications and irrigations on the back table with perioperative nurse.
    • Maintains and documents accurate sponge, needle, and instrument counts with the perioperative nurse.
    • Properly disposes of all sharps and biohazardous waste.
    • Accurately identifies surgical specimen and transfers to the perioperative nurse.
    • Prepares instruments for cleaning and resterilization.
    • Assists with putting away supplies and room turnover.
    • Contributes to maximum efficiency of the surgical line up in order to adhere to surgical start times.
    • Keeps current with new intraoperative techniques and equipment through participation in unit based and continuing education.
    • Demonstrates cost effectiveness by using judgment when opening and using supplies.
    • Acts as a preceptor to new staff and students.
    • Provide leadership for projects at unit level to correct safety/clinical quality deficiencies. Lead / implement changes at the unit level.
    • Serve as a role model to new employees and other staff members. Coaches team to anticipate resources.
    • Communicate effectively with patients, staff members and physicians.
    • Provides in-service education for other staff members at least once per year. 
    • Assume responsibility for self and ensures that the policies, procedures and safety practices of the Operating Room and Hospital are reinforced.
    • Use critical thinking to anticipate the needs of the surgical team and perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
    • Demonstrates advanced knowledge and practice of aseptic and surgical technique.
    • Demonstrates advanced knowledge related to OR emergency situations.
    • Assists in the development of policies, procedures and protocols at the department level
    • Develops process to improve cost containment / decrease waste in room.
    • Accepts responsibilities only within scope of practice.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

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