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Surgical Technician

Job in Coral Springs - Broward County - FL Florida - USA
Company: The Cleveland Clinic
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-24
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
Job Description & How to Apply Below
  • Reviews daily assignment(s) and ascertains surgeon-specific preferences and type of anesthesia.
  • Identifies and prioritizes individual patient care needs taking into consideration age, physiological, cultural and physical status.
  • Plans care based on contemplated procedure, standards of practice, admission assessment and physician preferences.
  • Assembles, checks and opens sterile packs, sutures, etc.
  • Practices and assists others in maintaining aseptic technique and electrical and environmental safety in department.
  • Complies with required standards for patient positioning, skin preparation, counting, side-site verification and other departmental policies and procedures.
  • Remains with the sterile set-up to assure maintenance of the sterile field.
  • Assists with draping.
  • Reports/corrects any break in sterile technique as they occur.
  • Prepares/edits Surgeon's preference lists to assure quality care of the surgical patient. Communicates pertinent information during procedure and during personnel changes, including status of surgical procedure.
  • Ensures that equipment and supplies are utilized at appropriate levels and returned to their proper location after use.
  • Collects specimens as directed by Surgeon, identifies origin of each specimen to RN Circulator.
  • Follows standard policy and procedure for specimen collection.
  • Completes Repair Worksheet on all malfunctioning equipment with proper follow-through.
  • Demonstrates prudence in par level supplies and utilization.
  • Serves as a resource individual for a surgical sub-specialty.
  • Assists Surgeon and assistants with retraction and suction as directed.
  • Assures that all biohazard material is handled and disposed of properly utilizing universal precautions.
  • Coordinates with RN Circulator to ensure that required equipment and supplies are available prior to patient entry.
  • Maintains an orderly sterile field keeping accurate counts of all sutures, sharps, soft goods and instrumentation according to policy and procedure.
  • Displays dexterity in the use of surgical instrumentation and knowledge of surgical procedure.
  • Assists RN Circulator to ensure proper room utilization through decreased turnover time per CPT and scheduled procedural time review.
  • Ensure that all instrumentation is returned to Decontamination with proper documentation count sheets.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Graduate from an approved course in Surgical Technology or related curriculum
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current certification with the National Association of Surgical Technologists.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
Complexity of Work:
  • All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position:
  • World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
  • Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
  • Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.
  • Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
  • This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.
Work Experience:
  • At least two years experience in a multi-disciplined OR in an acute care hospital setting preferred.
Physical Requirements:
  • Workload is heavy and requires constant lifting, moving of patients, equipment, instrument trays, and supplies.
  • Able to lift items up to 50 pounds without assistance and greater than 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Stooping, pushing and pulling required when moving patients or equipment into position for surgery.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and to prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests; ability to resolve conflicts among staff and to work collaboratively with department director, physicians and other members of the healthcare team; ability to ensure operational efficiency; ability to problem solve and make decisions; ability to exercise self-control and tolerate stress when dealing with multiple requests and/or conflicting demands from multiple customers.
  • Needs minimal sustained direction in assessing work load, directing staff and carrying out departmental and professional responsibilities; self-starting and self-motivating; working hours may exceed eight (8) hours per day and is based on what is needed to accomplish completion of the daily surgical schedule.
Personal Protective Equipment:
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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