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Surgical Tech II - EDOSC Surgery

Company: Eisenhower Medical Center
Location: Rancho Mirage
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
  • The Surgical Technologist, working under the direct supervision of the perioperative nurse, performs the duties of a scrub person. Prepares supplies for case, sets up and maintains the sterile field, passes instruments and supplies to the surgeon, readies used instruments for the cleaning and re-sterilization process.
  • Reports to
  • Nursing Director
  • Supervises
  • None
  • Ages of Patients
  • Pediatric
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • High Potential
  • Qualifications
  • Education
  • Preferred: High School Diploma. Successful completion of OR Tech training program.
  • Licensure/Certification
  • Required: American Heart Association BLS
  • Preferred: CST Certification or equivalent (NCCT)
  • Experience
  • Required: 2 years Surgical Tech experience at EMC or a comparable acute care facility.
  • Preferred: Experience in an acute multi-specialty environment.
  • Essential Responsibilities
  • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
  • Demonstrates and maintains aseptic technique according to the policies and procedures of Surgical Services.
  • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of the surgical environment regarding traffic patterns and contamination of the sterile field.
  • Anticipates surgeons needs by review of preference card and procuring appropriate supplies prior to start of case.
  • Maintains orderly instrument table and surgical field.
  • Remains attentive to the progression of the case in order to anticipate surgeon's needs.
  • Verbally verifies and labels medications and irrigations on the back table with perioperative nurse.
  • Maintains and documents accurate sponge, needle, and instrument counts with the perioperative nurse.
  • Properly disposes of all sharps and biohazardous waste.
  • Accurately identifies surgical specimen and transfers to the perioperative nurse.
  • Prepares instruments for cleaning and resterilization.
  • Assists with putting away supplies and room turnover.
  • Contributes to maximum efficiency of the surgical line up in order to adhere to surgical start times.
  • Demonstrates cost effectiveness by using judgment when opening and using supplies.
  • Keeps current with new intraoperative techniques and equipment through participation in unit based and continuing education.
  • Acts as a preceptor to new staff and students.
  • Serve as a role model to new employees and other staff members. Coaches team to anticipate resources.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, staff members and physicians.
  • Manages at least one department project or gives one staff in-service per year.
  • Assume responsibility for self and ensures that the policies, procedures and safety practices of the Operating Room and Hospital are reinforced.
  • Use critical thinking to anticipate the needs of the surgical team and perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Accepts responsibilities only within scope of practice.

Keywords: Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Springs , Surgical Tech II - EDOSC Surgery, Healthcare , Rancho Mirage, California

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