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Surgical Technologist - FT 40 hours/week

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionGENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Surgical Technologist works under the supervision of the Operating Room Manager/Director of Nursing, according to the organizational structure, and at the direction of Registered Nurses; performs surgical scrubbing and assists with Endoscopy procedures (if applicable). Assures proper care and maintenance of all surgical instrumentation and equipment while maintaining the sterile field. Demonstrates good knowledge of principles and practices of aseptic technique and infection control. Demonstrates knowledge of all equipment, instruments, procedures and supplies utilized in the operating room.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Prepares and maintains medical equipment for surgical procedures.
  • Before an operation, surgical technologists help prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, sterile drapes, and sterile solutions.
  • Follows hospital regulations and industry procedures to tend to patient during pre-operation procedures.
  • Performs pre-operation preparations to the patient's skin, body and medical equipment.
  • Assemble both sterile and non-sterile equipment, as well as adjust and check it to ensure it is working properly.
  • Get patients ready for surgery by washing, shaving, and disinfecting incision sites.
  • Transport patients to the operating room, help position them on the operating table, and cover them with sterile surgical "drapes."
  • Observe patients' vital signs, check charts, and assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • Pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgeon assistants.
  • Hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments. Help prepare, care for, and dispose of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and help apply dressings.
  • Operate sterilizers, lights, or suction machines, and help operate diagnostic equipment.
  • After an operation, help transfer patients to the recovery room and clean and restock the operating room.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

    • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients in the center.
    • Must demonstrate the knowledge of the principle of growth and development of the life span and the posses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the center's policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills in the nursing process.
    • Demonstrates the ability to utilize recognized channels of communication.
    • Demonstrates the ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with patients, co-workers, and other health team members.


      EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS:

      • High school diploma or equivalent.
      • Graduate of approved surgical technician program, CST certification, or documented experience.
      • Minimum of two years experience in the Operating Room and *Endoscopy center preferred. *(If applicable at center)
      • Ability to achieve CPR certification within 60 days of employment.
      • Ability to relate and work effectively with others.
      • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards.
      • Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement.
      • Is aware of surgical technician standards and performs in accordance with them.


        This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.


Keywords: Surgery Partners, Walnut Creek , Surgical Technologist - FT 40 hours/week, Healthcare , Walnut Creek, California

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