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Job ID: 60760
Location: Goldsboro, NC
Facility/Division: Wayne UNC Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
Assists in the preparation and care of surgical patients under the general direction of a Registered Nurse. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining the sterile field, anticipating the needs of the surgical team and being constantly vigilant to the adherence of aseptic technique.
1. Provides skilled, safe care within scope of practice.
a. Performs sponge, sharps and instrument counts in accordance with Operating Room policy.
b. Handles specimens in accordance with policies, procedures and infection control practices.
c. Monitors and controls the environment for sterility.
d. Provides medications and solutions as prescribed.
e. Applies knowledge of proper positioning of the surgical patient.
2. Prepares for surgical cases based on patient needs and provider preference cards. Checks and ensures sterility and availability of instruments, supplies and equipment. Is knowledgeable in operation of equipment. Anticipates provider and supply needs during cases and responds accordingly.
3. Assists with the teaching of newly hired technologists. Serves as a resource and role model to teammates.
4. Is flexible and available to work a variety of shifts to ensure coverage for the area.
5. Responds appropriately to emergency and code situations. Remains calm and works effectively in stressful situations.
6. Completes continuing education and in-service programs to meet regulatory and job requirements.
7. Presents and promotes a professional demeanor at all times, exhibits high standards of customer service, supports responsibility, pride, and teamwork, and offers reasonable solutions for problems.
8. Demonstrates appropriate interaction with and provides recommended care and services to all patients. Ensures the delivery of age appropriate, culturally sensitive and ethical care for patients.
9. Applies knowledge of principles of standard precautions. Routinely uses PPE to avoid risk of exposure to self and others.
10. Contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness, quality and safety of the operating room by working cooperatively, respectfully and with integrity.
Graduate of a Surgical Technologist program.
BCLS Certification required.
One year as a surgical scrub technologist preferred. New graduates are encouraged to apply.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Working knowledge of surgical procedures, instrumentation, suture, and/or specialty supplies.
• Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology pertinent to patient procedures.
• Demonstrates awareness of environmental safety practices for patient, self and team at all times.
• Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
• Basic PC proficiency with the ability to learn new software tools.
• Ability to stand and/or walk for duration of shift and meet the physical requirements of the job.
Valid NC Driver’s License: No.
If driving a Wayne UNC Vehicle, must be 21 years old and MVR must be approved by Risk Management.
Legal Employer: Wayne Health
Entity: Wayne UNC Health Care
Organization Unit: Operating Room
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: WAYNE MED
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Not Applicable
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