Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:03 AM
Employment Status:AP : Active : Regular : Part Time
Job Summary 13;
The Surgical Technologist I is an integral member of the surgical team. The Technologist I works under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse/Circulating Nurse. He/she functions in a scrub role, providing assistance to the operating surgeon and assistants. He/she also provides assistance in preparations for procedures and the clean:up afterwards. This individual works collaboratively with the entire surgical team in a 21 room operating room complex. Patients from all over the world undergo both straightforward and complex surgical procedures on a daily basis twenty:four hours each day. Trainees in all disciplines develop skills that allow them to further the care of children and research efforts to form the foundation for new and innovative perioperative care.
Job Responsibilities 13;
Functions in scrub role during the various surgical procedures and provides assistance in all areas of patient care.
:Collaborates with RN and physicians in developing a plan of care for each patient.
:Collaborates with RN in maintaining a safe, organized, clean, and comfortable environment for patients.
:Scrubs for routine and complex procedures.
:Consistently demonstrates aseptic practice as defined in AORN Recommended Practices.
:Demonstrates knowledge of anatomy, procedures, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies by anticipating the surgical needs at the field.
:Assists physicians and RN with monitoring and ongoing assessments throughout the surgical procedure.
:Assists with transportation of patients, as needed.
:Assists physicians and RN with emergency situations.
Exhibits proficiency in each of the surgical specialties that he/she works.
:Demonstrates knowledge and ability to expertly prepare and operate standard equipment (e.g. nitrogen powered drills, balancing of microscopes, basic audio:visual equipment) prior to and during the various specialty procedures.
:Demonstrates knowledge and skill to expertly prepare, program, and operate specialized equipment (e.g. navigational systems, lasers, cusa) prior to and during various specialty procedures.
:Obtains and assembles positional devices (fracture tables, Jackson tables, cerebellar headrests).
Practices safety precautions throughout the perioperative phase of patient care.
:Handles all sharps in a safe and protective manner in consideration of self and others in supportive roles, such as Core Techs, environmental services, and CPD staff.
:Participates in time:outs prior to the start of surgical procedures according to hospital policy guidelines.
:Verifies medications, concentrations, expiration dates of all medications received on the sterile field in concert with the circulating RN.
:Handles and dispenses medications, irrigation solutions, and flushes (e.g. epi: 1:1000, local anesthetics, antibiotic irrigation) to surgeon within the sterile field.
:Handles, prepares, and dispenses hemostatic agents (e.g. thrombin, tisseal, floseal) to the surgeon within the sterile field.
:Accountable for the disposal of all bio:hazard materials and sharps. 13;
Job Responsibilities (Continued) 13;
Job Responsibilities (Continued) 13;
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations 13;
BLS : Basic Life Support 13;
Required Education and Experience 13;
Required Education: High School/GED. Graduate of an accredited school for scrub technologist training.
Preferred Education, Experience and Cert/Lic 13;
Preferred Experience: Minimum 1 year of operating room experience.
Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: Certification as a CST
Additional Technical Requirements 13;
:Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.
:Ability to prioritize and organize tasks according to Units needs.
:Ability to establish and
• Location: South Jersey
• Post ID: 44890102 southjersey