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Advanced Surgical Services Technician
Department: St James - Surgery
Schedule: Relief/Per Diem (less than 20 hrs/week)
Hours: per deim with call
This position provides intra-operative/procedural teamwork with physicians, nurses, assistants and housekeepers in the Surgical Services Department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as a role model of excellent customer service by responding with courtesy and respect to the needs of all those he/she interacts with on a daily basis.
Exhibits flexibility and adaptability to move from department to department as needed and/or directed to meet the patient/staffing needs of departments.
Demonstrates behaviors consistent with organizational mission and goals.
Follows all applicable hospital policies and procedures
Participates in facility Quality Improvement/IOP Program
Follows policies and procedures for infection control and facility safety in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
Follows "Patients Rights Policy" at all times.
Establishes priorities in organizing intra-operative/procedural care based on case type and needs of the patient and health care team.
Implements physician preference cards based on case type.
Aids Physician during treatment and examination of patient during surgical and endoscopy procedures.
Demonstrates operational knowledge of equipment, supplies and instrumentation in the operating rooms, sterile processing, and endoscopy suites.
When not moving to another case, demonstrates ability to assist other team members in room turnover according to AST guidelines excluding terminal cleaning.
Decontaminates all surgical and clinical instrumentation equipment and patient care items as directed.
Inspects, assembles, packages, sterilizes, stores, distributes and monitors instrumentation, equipment and patient care items according to current regulatory standards, manufactures’ recommendations and departmental protocol.
Acts as resource liaison between Sterile Processing and Surgery.
Accurately monitors and records all statutory documents in accordance with current regulatory standards.
Assists with inventory, ordering, and stocking of OR supplies
Assists with transporting or assisting patients to and from OR
Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of the patient.
Demonstrates knowledge of information management as appropriate.
Completes annual position specific competencies in timely manner.
Interacts capably with all other departments to provide the highest level of customer service.
Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Training Program.
* Prefer one year of Surgical Technician experience in a surgical hospital or outpatient surgery center
* Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a multi-functional team
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
* Ability to successfully function in a fast paced, service oriented environment
* Experience in understanding and usage of computers, including Microsoft Word, as well as the ability to learn applications relevant to the position.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
* Certified Surgical Technologist Certification upon hire.
* Current BLS certification required upon hire.