Surgical Technologist, Operating Room

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Operating Room
Hours: Full-Time
Shift: 12hr Flex AM

To provide clinical and technical support to patients receiving care in the operating room. The major focus is on the scrub role, but may also include an assistant circulator role under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.

About the Operating Room:
UC Medical Center is the regions only level one trauma center and academic medical center. UCMC's Perioperative Services is expanding with the construction of 8 additional state of the art operating suites, pre and post recovery bays, sterile processing and a new pre-admission testing clinic. Slated to open in early 2023, these additions will increase UC Health's ability to provide outstanding care to patients and their families.

Primary Purpose:
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the Surgical Tech provides care to surgical patients and their families. The Surgical Tech plays a critical role in the patient experience, quality, safety and staff engagement with the overall goal of providing world class care that contributes to positive outcomes.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect. � Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in a variety of surgical specialties and the initiative to continually expand and refine clinical skills. - 15% � Applies the principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner to provide optimum patient care. - 10% � Provides a safe, efficient environment for the surgical patients. Is able to recognize emergency situations and institutes established corrective actions. - 10% � Displays dexterity in the use of surgical instruments and knowledge of step-by-step procedures for specific surgical interventions. - 10% � Communicates with the Perioperative Team Manager, Primary Nurse and/or Specialty Tech regarding changes to surgeon preference sheets, case cart sheets, and service manuals based on surgeon requests and current practice and knowledge. - 10% � Recognizes the importance of teamwork, consideration and cooperation. Anticipates the needs of the perioperative team in order to expedite patient care. - 10% � Exhibits knowledge of care and use of all equipment, instruments and supplies used for surgical procedures. - 10% � Establishes and maintains positive customer service relationships: - 10% Exhibits a professional image toward all customers. Anticipates customer needs in order to continually improve service and quality of patient care. Respects the patients' right to privacy, dignity and safety. � Is available to the Perioperative Team Manager and Daily Operations Manager for assignment as needed to meet the operational needs of Perioperative Services. - 10% | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 100% Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 100% Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 100% Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 100% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 100% Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 100% Pushing 0-10 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 100% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 100% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 100% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 100% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 100% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 100% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 100% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 100% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 100% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 70% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 70% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 70% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 70% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 100% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 80% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 100% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 100% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%