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DATE ADDED: Sun 22/09/2019

SURGICAL TECHNICIAN CERT

Dickinson, ND, US
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COMPANY: CHI ST. ALEXIUS HEALTH - DICKINSON

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: ND > DICKINSON > ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL AND HLTH

Job Summary:

The Surgical Technician is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care delivery to assigned patients.

Essential Duties:

  1. Assists with the nursing care of patients in the OR by performing routine and delegated duties according to the standards of practice and policies of the hospital department

  2. Inventories and requisitions supplies

  3. Stocking, replenishing, preparing, and/or selecting supplies and equipment for storage or use during surgical procedures

  4. Perform competencies as listed for the OR Competency Checklist

  5. Maintain aseptic technique at all times.   Report breaks in technique to the RN circulator and surgeon.  Correct them immediately

  6. Anticipate the needs of the surgeon regarding instruments and equipment according to technique procedure and special requirements

  7. Conscientiously maintain correct count of needles, sponges, and instruments with the RN circulator.

  8. Alert to identifying emergency situations and use sound judgment in instituting established procedures

  9. Follow correct procedures for gowning and open and closed gloving

  10. Organize the straddle/mayo table with instruments, supplies, and equipment according to the surgical procedure before the surgeon enters the room.   Maintain an orderly instrument table

  11. Demonstrate a proficiency in surgical draping according to physician preferences and aseptic guidelines

  12. Demonstrates competency and understanding of local anesthetics and all solutions used during the procedure that have been placed in the sterile field

  13. Care for and properly handle cultures and specimens

  14. Properly dispose of all sharps and blades

  15. Check all supplies for outdates to assure no unsterile supplies are used

  16. Other duties as assigned

Education / Accreditation / Licensure: 

  • ND Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) Certification

  • Graduation of an accredited Surgical Technology Program preferred

Experience:

  • Previous Surgical Technician experience preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer 


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