Technologist- Cert Surg (Wow)

Job Description

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.The Certified Surgical Technologist has 2 years of experience and will be able to take on more patient care related tasks and complicated cases. The Surgical Technologist II works under the direction of and supervision of a Lead Surgical Technologist, a Registered Nurse or Physician and in accordance with the legal scope of competency and within established standards of care, policies and procedures. The Surgical Technologist has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure safe, quality patient care during the operative procedure and serves as a preceptor.

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. � Job Function: Operations, Training & Demonstration � 70% The ST will be able to explain and demonstrate procedures. Preparation of the surgical suite and advanced understanding of the procedures being performed. Maintains and ensures operational readiness of instruments and equipment, departmental supplies and sterilized items. Checks for outdated supplies. Ensures correct counting of instruments, needles and/or sharps before during and at the closure of the patient. Anticipates the need for intraoperative supplies, equipment and needs of the surgeon in a timely manner. Knowledge of advanced surgical techniques for the team on which he/she is based, plus an ability to move between teams with ease. Knowledge related to emergency situations and ability to assist or first scrub on advanced team related procedures. This may include transplant, trauma, vascular or robotics, neuro and spine and complex orthopedics procedures. Has been oriented and proficient in first scrubbing a trauma and can take call without problems or issues. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in relation to anticipating the needs of the surgeon and resident/fellow and how to incorporate the learner into the procedure, facilitating a good learning experience. Operates a variety of equipment as directed. Checks for outdated equipment and reports as needed. Ensures and maintains competency on all new equipment and technology, and can act as a super user if needed. Able to precept other Surgical Technologist�s and/or other scrub personnel as needed in the procedures of his/her team and to help as a resource if called upon. Is able to second circulate under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. � Job Function: Meets Requirements � 15% The ST will meet all the requirements of the Surgical Technologist and demonstrates advanced knowledge and expertise in a variety of surgical specialties and proficient practice in the first scrub role in the majority of surgical procedures. The ST demonstrates orientation toward service excellence by conducting daily activities, communications, and interactions in a cooperative, positive and professional manner. � Job Function: Customer Service � 5% Establishes and maintains positive customer service relationships. 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. Participating member on Unit Based Council or other hospital based committee. � Job Function: Other Duties � 5% Is available to the Perioperative Team Manager and Daily Operations Manager for assignment as needed to meet the operational needs of Perioperative Services. | 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 - 100% � 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 - 70% � Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 100% � 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%

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED - Minimum Required ? Associates Degree - Preferred Degree - Surgical Technology | Must be Certified by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST), and maintain that certification. | 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience - Minimum Required