SURGICAL TECH - SURGERYApply Now Email Job Job ID: SUR00DA4
Job DescriptionJob Summary:
The Surgical Technologist is responsible for assisting the Registered Nurse and Surgeon during peri-operative patient care. The Surgical Technologists assembles instruments, supplies and sutures and sets up may stand and back table for procedure. The Surgical Technologist efficiently assists the Surgeon throughout the surgical procedures.
Responsible to: Director/Associate Director of Surgical Services
Positions directly supervised: None
Essential Job Functions:
The following is a summary of the essential functions of this job. The incumbent may perform other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned below; and specific functions may change from time to time. Assists OR staff nurse/circulator in preparing for each surgical procedure. Assembles instruments, supplies and sutures according to procedure and surgeon’s preference card. Adjusts instruments according to size and age of patient. Sets up mayo stand and back table with instruments for procedure. Assists RN with instrument sponge and needle count. Assisting Surgeon with surgical procedure. Handles and identifies specimens properly prior to removal from sterile field. Cleans OR suite between cases and post cases. Checks for out-of-date supplies weekly. Takes call as scheduled. Adheres to OR policies and procedures. Works cooperatively with other OR team members and patient care givers. Performs duties as assigned. Seeks continued education appropriate to job. Cleans and sterilizes instruments according to OSHA regulations, hospital policy and AORN standards.
Education and formal training:
Graduate of an accredited school of surgical technology program/or completion of on-the-job training. CPR certified.
Work Experience: None
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required: Certification preferred.
Meets employee health requirements of Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Must be able to stand and walk for 4 hours at a time, turn and position patients, with assistance, can lift and support an average of 150 pounds and perform CPR. Ability to work in a stressful environment.
Primary Location: Lenoir, North Carolina, United States
Shift: Day Job