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Surgical Technologist II - Operating Room - 4th Floor

Job ID: 129982
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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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.

Number of OR’s: 5

Service Lines: Burn, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Adult dental, pulmonary, and GI. 

Hours of operation: OR 7:30 am - 5:00 pm block schedule

This is a full time, 40 hours/week position. No nights, no weekends, No UNC recognized holidays.

For experienced Surgical Technologists with at least 1 year or more :*This position qualifies for our UNC Medical Center Operating Room Incentive Program, which includes up to $5,000 sign-on bonus and $10,000 commitment incentive. In addition, this position is also eligible for up to $10,000 in relocation assistance (based on location) and our employee referral program. Learn more about our UNC Hospitals ST Incentive Program here: https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/chp-or-incentive

Summary:

The Surgical Technologist II works under the supervision of a surgeon and
registered nurse to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive
surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that
equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted
under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists possess
expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and
combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation
tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive
therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Performs surgical scrub duties across multiple services.  Serves as a resource in at least one service
line.


Responsibilities:
Performs all the duties and responsibilities of Level I plus the following:
1. Performs technical skill duties in all operating room specialty service areas, ensuring that proper technical practices are employed according to accepted standards of process.
2. Provides proper maintenance, assembly, handling, and sterilization techniques of specialty instrumentation.
3. Follows aseptic technique. Proactively identifies contamination and/or breaks in aseptic technique and implements corrective actions.
4. Performs surgical counts. Follows policies and procedures for incorrect counts and reports discrepancies appropriately.
5. Establishes and maintains sterile field and assures team maintains sterile environment independently. Labels drugs and solutions; monitors quantities used.
6. Assists in the proper identification, preparation, handling, and labeling of surgical specimens.
7. Actively participates in the planning and set up of instruments, supplies, and surgical drapes in an organized manner to provide optimal accessibility during the procedure.
8. Assists the surgeon, demonstrating an understanding of the patient’s anatomy and abnormalities which affect the surgical procedure.
9. Demonstrates appropriate and correct case preparation. Assists in picking cases and planning of instrument needs. Corrects deficiencies at the case level.
10. Recognizes and modifies scrubbing procedures based on pertinent information to develop modifications to standard approaches to care and communicates with the surgical team. Responds to surgical emergencies and follows hospitalwide emergency management plans.
11. Inventories, receives, and stores supplies under the direction of Surgical Services leadership.
12. Serves as role model for new hires, on the job trainees, and other identified teammates. Serves as a mentor for Surgical Tech peers and participates in teaching, guiding, and evaluating the performance of peers during orientation and annual review process.
13. Identifies and reports defective instruments, supplies, and equipment. Assists with restocking operating/procedure rooms and sub-sterile areas.
14. Assists the registered nurse during the intraoperative implementation phase of nursing practice.
15. Participates in data collection for research projects under the direction of an RN.
16. Operates complex equipment and other resources in the operating room, troubleshooting as necessary


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● High School Diploma or GED
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology or Nursing Program; or
Graduate of a Military Training Program in Surgical Technology; or
Formal education/training may be substituted for individuals with 5+ years of prior experience as a surgical tech
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) through The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or Tech in Surgery (TS-C) through The National Center of Competency Testing
Professional Experience Requirements:
● 3+ years
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Successful completion of service specific portion of the UNC Health Surgical Technologist competencies.
● Strong communication skills/customer service relations
● Excellent organizational/priority setting skill.
● Ability to function effectively as a mentor & team player
● On-call (May be a requirement depending on the position)


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: Operating Room

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $22.45 - $32.27 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.


Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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