SURGICAL TECHNICIAN - 6656

Summary/Duties:
Responsible for adherence to Columbia Memorial Hospital s Patient Safety
Behaviors by practicing
its error prevention tools, and including but not limited to all policies,
procedures and processes related
to the Patient Safety Program.
The Surgical Services Technician is responsible and accountable for assisting
in the
Peri-opreative care of the surgical patient under the supervision of the
Registered Nurse.
Primary responsibility will be to perform scrub duties and to assist in the
maintenance of
the surgical service area. He/She will work as a team member to promote
excellence in
the delivery of healthcare in this facility. Must possess the ability to
assist in critical or
emergent situations rapidly and with efficiency. Emotional maturity with the
ability to
make decisions related to job function essential. Must be able to accept
responsibility,
follow written or verbal instructions Must be willing to work under close
supervision and
be willing to learn new skills as technology changes. Must be neat, well
groomed and
personable. Must be customer sensitive, a team worker and maintain patient and
staff
confidentiality at all times. Duties include but are not limited to assisting
the circulating
nurse with operating room set up, opening sterile items and selection of suture
material.
Assisting in the transport, transfer, and positioning of the surgical patient.
Performing
scrubbing procedures, gowning and gloving, instrument, set ups and counts.
Assisting
the surgeon with exposure by holding retractors and handling instruments and
supplies.
Anticipating the surgeon s need, preventing waste and maintaining an organized
sterile
field. Observing aseptic technique protocols and repotting any breaks to the
circulating
nurse.

Qualifications:

Education:
High School graduate or equivalent. Clinical training with medical supplies,
equipment and instruments required. Demonstrated training as a Surgical
Technician.

License/Certification:
Grandfathered status: having worked one (1) year as a Surgical Technician in
the four (4) years immediately prior to January 1, 2015 or must be able to
obtain a Surgical Technician certification within two (2) years of date of
hire.

Experience:
Facility may provide structured program to prepare individual to perform
responsibilities and duties.

Columbia Memorial Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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