Certified Surgical Technologist

Aug 29, 2021
Full Time

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    Aug 29, 2021
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    Nov 29, 2021
  • Experience
    1 Year
  • Qualification
    Associates Degree
  • Career Level
    Experienced Professional

Job Description

The OR Tech provides safe and effective nursing care, through the performance of specific duties, as the surgical technologist during surgical and other invasive procedures under the direction of a registered nurse. Performs routine scrub as well as specifically delegated duties according to AORN standards and established policies and procedures of the Department of Surgery. Assists in the maintenance of a safe environment for all. Keeps current with operating room techniques, procedures, instruments, supplies and equipment; assists with the on-going Performance Improvement Program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Anticipates physician preferences based upon scheduled surgical procedures contributing to achievement of established OR goals/performance numbers and improving patient outcomes.
  • Assists in operative procedures by preparing and passing instruments and supplies, holding retractors and cutting sutures.
  • Assists in the maintenance and care of specimens and prepares surgical specimen for laboratory analysis
  • Assists in the preparation of the operative site in anticipation of the surgical procedure.
  • Follows universal precautions, and follows patient safety standards; and ensures proper cleaning, processing, and handling of all surgical instrumentation and scopes. Applies the principles of asepsis to ensure the prevention of infection and maintain optimum patient care.
  • Works collaboratively with surgical team to perform and ensure accurate surgical counts. Demonstrates knowledge of hospital acquired conditions.
  • Contributes to a culture of patient centered care by ensuring a quiet healing environment.
  • Communicates and interacts with patients, families and others in a caring, empathetic, courteous, and respectful manner.
  • Communicates effectively and works with physicians and/or other members of the interdisciplinary team in meeting patient needs.

Skills, Experiences

  • Graduate from approved Surgical Tech Program
  • 1-3 years of experience as a surgical tech is preferred.
  • Current BLS, or BLS Instructor- through the American Heart Association
  • CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) from a commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or TS-C (Tech in Surgery- Certified) from the National Center for competency testing (NCCT).
  • Skills: critical thinking, service excellence and good interpersonal communication skills, ability to read/comprehend written instructions, ability to follow verbal instructions, PC skills.