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Surgical Tech OR FT Days Position Summary
Assists the surgical team to provide patient care for assigned patients under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Demonstrates increasing knowledge of physical and technical requirements of surgical intervention: Moderately complex procedures, advancing knowledge of instrumentation â�� specialty sets. Demonstrates increasing knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Ability to scrub more than one specialty proficiently. Willingness to assist circulator. Responsible for maintaining effective communication skills. Participates in monitoring and maintaining resources in specific department. Understands and contributes to the vision/mission and goals of the department. Works in a secure department with access to areas where medications are stored. Handles and labels medications on the sterile field under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.
Participate in â��time-outâ�� and follows Universal Protocol Policy. Place equipment and supplies in the operating room and arranges instruments according to preference cards. Hand instruments and supplies to surgeon, holds retractors, cuts sutures, and performs other technical tasks as directed by surgeon during operation. Identify problems/concerns on the nursing unit and assists in developing resolutions in a positive, constructive manner. Make a positive contribution to the morale of the unit/section/department. Participate in performance improvement teams/activities. Demonstrate ability to provide appropriate care to patients of all ages. Anticipate supplies and equipment needed by utilizing surgeonâ��s preference card. Understand and demonstrate principles of asepsis. Use sterile technique when opening supplies and throughout procedure. Review anatomy and physiology involved. Review operation of needed equipment for procedures. Assist with proper positioning of patient. Demonstrate Intra-operative knowledge and ability. Keep accurate count of needles, sharps, and instruments according to policy. Use proper technique for scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping. Review operation of equipment and supplies as personal needs dictate to remain current in ability to use and operate equipment and supplies. Avoid unnecessary conversation during procedure. Organize in preparation for end of case and assists in clean up and turnover of rooms. Dispose of all sharps, biohazardous waste items appropriately. Handle specimens properly. Demonstrate knowledge of principles and proper use of various sterilization types and document cycles appropriately. Report equipment malfunctions to manager. Use time management and flexibility in organizing and prioritizing workload to provide optimal service to the department and the network.
Level 2 â�� Proficient Participate in hospital safety and emergent programs. Guide the practice of support staff to achieve the patientâ��s functional goals.
Level 3 â�� Subject Matter Expert Participate in performance improvement teams/activities and quality improvement measures within the department. Serve as a preceptor/mentor for students and staff, as appropriate. Act as a resource to promote occupational therapy within Carondelet. Cooperate with faculty of affiliated schools or health programs to assist in providing an optimum learning environment and experience for students in the department.
Qualifications - External
THE RN SURGICAL TECH OR FT DAYS CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION, LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE.
EDUCATION Required: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)
Certificates Required: Current CPR - AHA BLS required Preferred: Successful completion of Surgical Technologists course from an accredited facility.
WORK EXPERIENCE Required: Minimum of one year experience. Preferred: Knowledge of hospital environment desired. Previous hospital and/or health care related experience preferred.
Skills Required: Must possess effective interpersonal skills, team building, problem solving, critical thinking, coaching and mentoring.
Knowledge Required: Principles of asepsis
Other Preferred: Must be able to work variable shifts, holidays and/or weekends. Must be able to take call rotation when required. Must be able to perform all duties, including lifting and transferring, using proper body mechanics.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.