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Surgical Technologist-Certified

Company: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Job Description:

Role Purpose:
Responsible for the provision of patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary for the care of patients and the maintenance of the Operating Room under the direction of a licensed nurse. Sets up Operating Room with needed items for patient care; gathers supplies, x-rays, instruments, etc., for cases; handles instruments during procedures. Communicates information to the RN regarding patients.
Responsibilities:

  • Practices and Implements the technical components of patient care under the supervision of a licensed RN.
  • Develops a plan of care based on physician preferences and scheduled procedure criteria. Collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals to plan and prepare individualized care for each patient.
  • Appropriately prepares equipment, supply and resource needs based on an individualized plan of care. Reevaluates and modifies resource needs as needed.
  • Collaborates with the RN to implement a plan of care that incorporates physician preferences, nursing assessments and diagnostic data in a manner that is prioritized, timely, and integrated with the plan of care. Communicates accurate and timely information to the Registered Nurse regarding patients in their care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform all aspects of a variety of surgical procedures. Maintains knowledge and skills to properly operate all surgical equipment and instruments. Utilizes appropriate aseptic technique when handling supplies, instruments, and equipment.
  • Follows laboratory policy and procedure to correctly handle and label all laboratory specimens.
  • Quality controls are documented thoroughly and accurately according to unit specific standards.
  • Demonstrates competence in, problem solving, conflict resolution, and team building. Acts as a resource to other team members.
  • Organizes and utilizes time efficiently. Demonstrates appropriate prioritization. Maintains an organized work environment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively on a team. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with patients, significant others, multidisciplinary team members and co-workers.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • High School diploma or GED
    • Scrub tech certification required.
    • Surgical Technologist experience required or graduate from a Surgical Technologist program.
    • Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare provider certification/card or must obtain within 3 months of hire. Physical Requirements
      • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.
      • Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily
      • Standing or walking more than 6 hours a day
      • Running to respond to patient emergencies
      • Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 2 hours a day
      • Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
      • Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
      • Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full- service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. The hospital moved to a new, state-of-the-art building in November 2014. The hospital features a Wound Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. Other services offered at the hospital include emergency services, cardiology, orthopedic care, cancer care, outpatient surgical services, maternity care and women's health.

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