Surgical Technician Cert

Requisition ID
2021-158691
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
General Surgery
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
7a-5:30p
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Saint Elizabeth Reg Med Ctr
Location
NE-LINCOLN

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Performs scrub duties. Assists in-patient care and related services in the Operating Room under the guidance of the registered nurse. Prepares supplies and equipment for use in surgical procedures.  Applies principles of aseptic technique.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Assists in the orientation of new personnel and will orient new associates as needed and experience level will allow.

Plans for and prepares necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment required for surgical procedures.

Demonstrates knowledge and technical skill in the care and use of instruments, supplies and equipment used during a surgical procedure.

Performs skin prep as directed.

Assists in positioning and draping the patient for the appropriate procedure.

Properly identifies and handles medication passed onto the sterile field under the direction of the RN.

Completes accurate instrument, sponge, and sharp counts with a Registered Nurse.

Performs scrub duties such as handling of instruments, holding retractors, cutting sutures, and maintaining a sterile field.

Assists in transporting blood products and specimens to and from the Laboratory.

Ensures proper care of specimens from surgical procedures.

Performs all work in accordance with accepted standards of sanitation, safety and proper handling techniques, including sterilization and high level disinfection’s procedures.

Assists Registered Nurse as directed.

Qualifications

Position Qualifications

 

Education:

High school graduate or the equivalent.

Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program.

 

Licensure/Certification:

Current Surgical Tech certification required.

Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. 

 

Experience/Pre-Requisites:

Previous Operating Room experience within the last 3 years required.

 

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