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Surgical Technologist

Company: MidMichigan Health
Location: Alma
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

This individual fills the role of surgical technologist II in the Operating Room. They understand and demonstrate the knowledge of surgical procedures. Assure all supplies and equipment are available for the procedure and in working condition. Confirm and/or assemble sterile instruments for use correctly. Anticipate the needs of the surgeon. They assist in keeping accurate account of drugs, sharps, and instruments. They are responsible for maintaining and monitoring the sterile field.

(30%) Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and ability to problem solve in relation to the procedure being performed. Verifies items on the pick lists. Accountable for supplies so that accurate patient charges are billed.

(30%) Demonstrates proper use of equipment, assembling of equipment, disposables as well as cleaning and sterilizing. Assures all equipment, supplies and instruments are assembled correctly and in working condition for the surgical procedure.

(30%) Maintains the sterile environments. Monitors the sterile field and recognizes breaks in technique.

(10%) Sets up sterile field with instruments in a timely manner. Keeps accurate account of all medications, sponges, instruments and sharps on the sterile fields per policy.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Demonstrates the MidMichigan Health mission, vision and values.

Behaves in a courteous, professional manner at all times with patients, visitors, and co-workers.

Demonstrates the ability to interpret information and reports pertinent data to the physician.

Educate patient/family according to assessed learning needs considering readiness, ability, preferences, and cultural / spiritual variables.

Demonstrates the ability to organize and prioritize the needs of groups of patients or an individual patient.

Demonstrates a general ability to manage assignments and perform routine duties on the unit.

Instructs other team members when appropriate, explaining goals and rationale for individualized care.

Demonstrates understanding of clinical pathways and utilizes appropriately. Maintains a professional demeanor in all situations.

Documents in an accurate, clear, and concise way and includes pertinent clinical data.

Shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal findings to appropriate team members in a timely manner.

Participates in regulatory surveys.

Participates in the performance improvement activities.

Assists with orientation and ongoing competencies.

Provides a safe and secure environment for patient care.

Maintains knowledge with current trends and professional standards within a specialty.

Demonstrates understanding of role in emergency preparedness procedures.

Responsible for ensuring that pick list is accurate and up to date.

Labels all medications on sterile field according to policy.

Participates in direct patient care. Assists with moving, repositioning, and transportation of patient. Assists surgeon as directed.

Required to take call.

All other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Associates Degree Surgical Technology preferred.

Certified Surgical Technologist required.

One (1) year of surgical technologist experience is preferred.

BLS certification is required within 30 days of hire or transfer.

Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

Must follow MidMichigan Health blood borne pathogen and TB testing as required.

MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.

An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.

Keywords: MidMichigan Health, Flint , Surgical Technologist, Healthcare , Alma, Michigan

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