Surgical Technician- Ambulatory Surgery

Requisition ID
2021-164264
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Ambulatory Surgery
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Days
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
IA-DES MOINES

Overview

MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life.

With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.

MercyOne’s Central Iowa Region includes medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Delivers intraoperative care to the surgical patient, primarily in the scrub role.  Serves the patients from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Scrubs surgical cases in own specialty independently and in other areas with minimal direction.
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up and functioning and seeks appropriate resource when necessary.
  • Assists in the circulating role under the direct supervision of R.N.
  • Prepares for surgical cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of patient, surgeon, anesthesia and other O.R. team members.
  • Provides a safe environment for patient and staff by adhering to standards of aseptic technique and department/hospital policy.
  • Communicates effectively with patient, staff and physicians.

 

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Participates in orientation of new personnel.
  • Assists in maintenance of physician preference cards.
  • Participates in departmental Performance Improvement activities.
  • Attends department meetings and inservices.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Completion of accredited Surgical Technology program.
  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served with three (3) months of hire.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

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