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Surgical Technologist

Job ID: 116837
Location: Kinston, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Lenoir Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable

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Job Description

Description

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.

Summary:
The Surgical Technologist is that part of the Operating Room team who provides and performs technical skills under the direct supervision of a physician or a registered nurse. This person assists the registered nurse in creating a safe supportive and comforting environment for the patient in surgery.

Responsibilities:

  • Patient and families are served in providing direct patient care services. Perform duties and conducts interpersonal relationships with co-workers, physicians and other departments in a manner designed to project a positive image of the department and hospital.

Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School graduate
  • Graduate of approved operating room course for surgical technologist

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

  • Previous experience preferred but not required.

LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

  • BLS certification

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, good manual dexterity, ability to work as a team member, ability to accept criticism, willingness to learn and cooperate, displays calm in acute stressful situations.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Exposure to BBP requiring the use of personal protective equipment, exposure to other infectious diseases, exposure to radiation, chemicals, airborne pathogens and electrical hazards. May experience stressful work periods. Taking call required. Exposure to hazardous anesthetic agents, subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

  • Must be able to engage in the following physical activities on a daily basis:
  • Lengthy periods of standing
  • Moving stretchers, carts and equipment
  • Carrying and lifting instrument sets (trays) and various items of equipment
  • Maintain emotional stability
  • Assists with positioning of patients


Job Details

Legal Employer: Lenoir Health

Entity: UNC Lenoir Health Care

Organization Unit: Operating Room

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: LENOIR MEM

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


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