Surgical Technician Main OR
Company: ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
Posted on: January 12, 2021
Overview: *Incentives: $10K Sign on bonus for experienced
external Surgical Tech's new to CHI Franciscan. * CommonSpirit
Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives
(CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the
U. S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual
care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of
every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never
before. Our communities need caring and our families need
protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed
to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor
and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen,
both inside our hospitals and out in the community. CHI Franciscan
Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries
and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services,
and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people
throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health
Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems
in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our
patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual
support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part
approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to
healing the whole person. Come join our team! Responsibilities *Job
Provides, as an integral part of the medical practitioner team,
surgical care to patients to facilitate safe and effective
completion of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Under
the guidance of surgeons, nurses, or other designated personnel,
the incumbent performs preoperative, intra-operative and
postoperative duties within the scope of licensure to ensure that
the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment functions
properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under
conditions that maximize patient safety. Incumbents are also
accountable for utilizing and keeping current on the application of
sterile and aseptic technique, surgical procedures, implementation
tools and technologies, human anatomy as well as collaborating and
communicating effectively with the inter-disciplinary team to
facilitate a physician's performance of invasive and therapeutic
procedures. *Essential Duties:*
Prepares the operating room and patient for the surgical procedure
by applying principles and techniques of asepsis to work
assignments; sets up sterile equipment, instruments, drapes and
solutions; assists with scrubbing, preparation of sterile field,
gowning/gloving members of the surgical team.
Provides safe handling and care for instruments and specimens in
accordance with internal procedures.
Sets up the operating surgeon's sterile table to include instrument
set up, clean up and turnover in preparation for the next case.
Operates sterilization devices, including immediate use containment
devices, autoclaves, and other types of sterilizers following the
manufacturers' instructions. Understands the concepts of sterilizer
challenge devices and sterilizer biological indicators and their
appropriate use, monitoring and tracking.
Identifies emergencies (e.g. cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Code 9,
and other medical emergencies), and initiates and/or participates
in the appropriate response to the situation.
Stocks and replenishes the operating room, preparing it with new
sterile items and checking the equipment to make sure it is working
properly for the next surgery.
Performs related duties as required. Qualifications *Job
Graduation from surgical technology program accredited through
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology
ARC-ST. A minimum of six months operating room work experience that
demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge
skills/abilities is preferred. Graduation from an accredited school
of nursing may be substituted for graduation from an accredited
surgical technician program. If classified as Surgical Technician:
Maintain Registration with the State of Washington. Registered
nurses and/or practical nurses acting within the scope of their
licensure do not need to maintain surgical technologist
registration. If classified as Surgical Technician, Certified:
Current certification through the Association of Surgical
Technologists is required.
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
certification. CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.
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