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Surgical Technician - Operating Room

Company: Saltzer Health
Location: Meridian
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION: Surgical Technician - Operating RoomLOCATION: Saltzer Ambulatory Surgery Center, Meridian, IDSTATUS: Full-time/ Non-ExemptSaltzer Health is growing and changing, but our values remain true to the vision of our founders. Since 1961, we have cared for generations. We believe in innovation, choice, cost transparency and convenience with a focus on providing quality care for our patients and their families. Join us and you'll find a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect.The Surgical Technician scrubs for surgical procedures and demonstrates competence while functioning as a member of the surgical team; this individual also prepares and maintains supplies, instruments and equipment related to these procedures. Supports the philosophy, objectives, and goals of the Surgery Center. Ensure patient needs are met in accordance with instructions of physician and facility administrative procedures. Participates in various quality activities as appropriate and as directed by the Director of Nursing, Medical Director, and/or the Quality Committee(s).RESPONSIBILITIES:* Participates as a team member in support of the total peri-operative process. * Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel.* Uses instrumentation and equipment effectively by anticipating surgeon's needs and providing appropriate care.* Performs surgical team functions under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.* Assists with the receiving and storage of medical supplies.* Maintains order and cleanliness of the operating room suite in accordance with environmental policies and procedures.* Performs specified functions to meet the requirements of each approved procedure.* Assembles supplies and equipment for scheduled procedures according to physicians' preference cards.* Inspects instruments and equipment for proper working condition.* Follows principles of aseptic technique and prescribed operating/procedure room procedures.* Adheres to aseptic technique when opening sterile packages and preparing for the procedure.* Arranges instruments according to given procedure.* Maintains availability of instruments and supplies to avoid delays.* Reports observed or suspected breaks in sterile technique and acts according to policy.* Correctly uses, decontaminates, and sterilizes instruments and equipment according to manufacturer's instructions for use.* Handles equipment and instruments correctly to provide appropriate availability and safety.* Assists in maintaining adequate supplies in the operating room for immediate access during procedure.* Maintains and updates instrument cards and surgeons' preference cards.* Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician.* Documents on center forms in accordance with facility policies and procedures.* Recognizes safety hazards and initiates appropriate corrective and/or preventive measures.* Maintains confidentiality of patient and organization related information.* Supports the Surgery Center environment by acknowledging the presence and dignity of all with whom he/she communicates.* Interacts with diverse populations who may be under considerable situational stress.* Participates in and supports the Continuous Quality Improvement Program.* Participates in task forces and committees as assigned.* Demonstrates willingness to learn and accept changes.* Other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing or designee.QUALIFICATIONS: (Minimum qualifications required for the job)* Completion of an appropriate surgical technician program or previous technician experience of at least two (2) years. * High School graduate or GED certificate recipient* Previous work experience in an ambulatory surgery setting, acute hospital operating room or in a related military medical setting of no less than one (1) year.REQUIRED LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION:* Current certification as a Surgical Technician from an accredited program preferred* Current BCLS certificationSPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE:Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Additional languages preferred. Proficient in the use of personal computers; ability to multitask, problem solve, meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities and situations and demonstrate excellent organizational skills.Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Must be detail oriented and organized. High integrity, including maintenance of confidential information. Must be able to exercise good judgement and positively influence others, including handling confrontations with poise and efficiency.PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close distance (e.g., working on a computer for prolonged periods of time).BENEFITS:* Competitive salary/compensation* Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off (PTO), holiday pay and 401(k)Powered by JazzHRFh99dBk61x

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