Surgical Technician Walters Day Surgery
Company: St Joseph Hospital
Posted on: February 21, 2021
$10K Sign on bonus for experienced external Surgical Tech's
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Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries
and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services,
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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 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.
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 Requirements:
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
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
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Keywords: St Joseph Hospital, Tacoma , Surgical Technician Walters Day Surgery, Professions , Tacoma, Washington
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