Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 5/6/2022

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Surgical Technician is an individual who is assigned to and responsible for direct and indirect care during the inter-operative phase of the patient’s surgical experience. The Surgical Technician practices within the guidelines on the policies and procedures of Steward Carney Hospital.

3/10 hr/Days - On Call Required

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Utilizes knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan when assisting in preparing the patient for surgery. Uses a courteous manner
  2. Greets patient within ten seconds of arrival, introduces self and answers questions pleasantly
  3. Transfers and positions patient according to departmental guidelines, maintaining patient comfort safety and privacy
  4. Prepares operating room with the supplies and equipment appropriate to the scheduled case
  5. Gathers supplies for up to ten cases per day according to surgeon’s preference cards and completes set-up by the time patient is prepped
  6. Opens supplies using a septic technique guideline
  7. Scrubs and dons’ surgical garb in accordance with department policy
  8. Sets up instruments, linens, sutures in accordance with O.R. policy
  9. Conducts instrument, sponge and needle counts
  10. Conducts instrument, sponge, and needle counts in accordance with O.R. policy and in conjunction with RN prior to incision and prior to closure
  11. Handles instruments correctly during surgery
  12. Monitors progress of case and anticipates instrument(s) surgeon will need
  13. Maintains neatness and cleanliness of table throughout surgery, cleaning instruments as needed
  14. Assists surgeon by appropriately handing instruments to him/her. Complies with other requests from surgeon such as suctioning, holding retractors, etc
  15. Practices aseptic technique as per O.R. policy 100% of the time
  16. Checks integrity of wrappers, expiration dates and sterility indicators ongoing per case
  17. Monitors self and surgical team for breaks in technique ongoing per case
  18. Practices care of specimens from each case in accordance with pathology requirements so that all specimens are handed off surgical field by end of case
  19. Receives specimens from surgeon throughout case and gently places in appropriate solution in accordance with pathology requirements
  20. Passes specimen off the sterile field to RN without breaking sterile technique
  21. Assists in identifying specimen for labeling purposes by relaying labeling information from surgeon to RN
  22. Washes and prepares instruments for sterilization after each case and assists in decontamination of O.R. prior to next case
  23. Washes instruments and equipment with designated cleaning agent in accordance with O.R. policy
  24. Disposes of dirty linen, trash and needles/sharps in accordance with universal precautions
  25. Puts extra unused supplies away in designate area
  26. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  27. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversities for all customers (internal and external).
  28. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from infancy through adolescence, adulthood and geriatrics
  2. Must possess the ability to anticipate the surgical needs of the patients age and to interpret appropriate information required to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs
  3. Demonstrate good judgment and problem-solving skills
  4. Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technician program
  2. Experience: One-year previous experience preferred. Newly graduated Surgical Technicians will be accepted only after careful review of surgical experience and scholastic achievement.
  3. Certification/Licensure: Certification as a Surgical Technician by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) required

Additional Information

Important COVID message

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

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