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Surgical Technologist

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for assisting the Surgical team during operative procedures by performing a variety of technical duties to primarily assist in responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of the surgical sterile field for the operative patient. Will share call coverage weeknights and weekends.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Arrange and inventories sterile set-up for operation and passes items as needed to the surgical team.

2. Understand and apply the principles of asepsis. Establish and maintain sterile field and assure team maintains sterile environment.

3. Assist in preparation and moving of patients.

4. Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes instrumentation. Assists with clean-up and room turnover.

5. Access computer information as needed, such as preference lists and digital images.

6. Participates in all safety initiatives. Adheres to programs such as SCIP and SCOAP quality initiatives.

7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise designated)

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology school or recognized course of training as a Surgical Technologist preferred.
  • If LPN, graduation from an accredited LPN program is required.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • One year experience as a surgical technologist/LPN in a full service operating room preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) preferred.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Ability to coordinate activities and work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to execute detailed procedures with accuracy and precision
  • Basic computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications
  • Understanding of operating room protocols

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

OREGON: If not an LPN, must meet the following:

  • Completion of an educational program for surgical technologists accredited by a national accreditation organization approved by the Oregon Health Authority AND
  • Holds and maintains a surgical technologist certification issued by a nationally accredited certifying organization for surgical technologists.
  • In lieu of above, must have completed a US Military Surgical Technologist Training Program and must complete 16 hours of continuing education every two years.
  • For those who have practiced surgical technology in a health care facility in Oregon or another state or as an employee of an agency or institution of the federal government for at least two of the three years prior to January 1, 2017, certification is not required but caregiver must complete 16 hours of continuing education every two years.

PEACE HARBOR PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants; extreme cold or heat; sharp instruments such as kitchen knives, scalpels, etc.; or dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).


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