Surgical Tech Certified

Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a certified scrub technician in the operating room/procedure room under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
  • Assists with gowning and gloving other members of the surgical team.
  • Assists with the preparation of the operating room for surgical procedures.
  • Assists with skin preparations and with draping of patients.
  • Assists with care, preparation, maintenance and after-care of sterile and un-sterile supplies and equipment.
  • Knows and practices the principles and procedures of sterile technique.
  • Handles specimens in accordance with facility policy and procedures.
  • Removes drapes at end of procedure, cleanses the patients of prep solution and applies dressing as needed.
  • Cleans and/or disinfects instruments and equipment after use and returns it to the proper area for storage or processing.
  • Participates in sponge, instrument and needle count with the circulating nurse.
  • Demonstrates ability to understand and use sterilizers, high-level disinfectors, instrument washers, and other designated processors.
  • Demonstrates ability to understand use, function, interpretation, documentation, and record-keeping of chemical and biological indicators related to instrument and equipment high-level disinfection and sterilization processes.
  • Demonstrates understanding of operating room/procedure room technical equipment according to manufacturer’s guidelines, policy and procedures.
  • Assists with stocking, replenishing and preparation of supplies.
  • Updates knowledge in surgical techniques and related nursing care.
  • Checks updated schedule every morning and prepares room supplies and equipment.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a recognized and accredited Certified Surgical Technologist Program.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Minimum 2 years previous experience in either a hospital or ambulatory surgical center setting required. Strong Orthopedic background preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of aseptic and sterile technique.
  • Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking.
  • Ability to perform lifting and transporting of patients; and lifting of instrument trays and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to organize work in order of importance.
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful situations and in a variety of peri-operative environments.

 Ability to demonstrate, promote and apply our workplace values: 

  • Clinical Quality
  • Integrity
  • Service Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Continuous Improvement

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