Assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. Ensures operating
suite is adequately prepared for procedure. Monitors PAR level of all surgical
instruments and supplies. Cleans and sterilizes all surgical instruments.
Participates in departmental staff meetings and performance improvement
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the
position without compromising patient care.
Minimum Education and Work Experience
* High school diploma or equivalent.
* Two years of related experience and/or training required.
* Graduation from a recognized Surgical Technician program preferred.
* Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
* Ability to demonstrate clear oral and written communication skills
* Ability to effectively plan and prioritize work.
* Ability to maintain collaborative working relationships to ensure a positive and productive work environment.
* Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
* Knowledge and proficiency of surgical equipment and assisting in procedure.
* PC competency, working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel)
* BLS Certificate.
* Surgical Technology National Certification preferred.
* Time & Attendance (see FSH Time & Attendance Policy)
* Professional Appearance (see FSH Dress Policy)
* Staff meetings (90%)
* Annual Requirements
* Mock Code Blue (min. 2 per year if applicable)
* PPD/TB Screen
* Annual Competencies
* Flu Vaccine
* Compliance Training
* Assist Circulator in proper positioning of patient.
* Assist in moving patient to and from operating table.
* Assist in taking specimens and cultures to laboratory.
* Assist in the preparation of the surgical suite Assist the surgeon in draping the operative field to provide a sterile work area.
* Assist the surgeon in gowning and gloving.
* Assist the surgeon in the surgical procedure by keeping instruments clean and perform accurate sponge, needle and instrument counts in conjunction with the Circulating Nurse.
* At the conclusion of surgical procedure, transport all instruments soiled.
* Completes documentation within shift and meets current standards, policies and procedures.
* Drape mayo stand and back table ensuring aseptic technique.
* Follows Scrub-Gown-Gloving Procedures.
* Gathers instruments and supplies per surgeon’s preference.
* Maintains sterile techniques and apply dressing as indicated by surgeon.
* Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of assigned case and instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure.
* Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within the Operating Room Technician’s scope of practice.
* Opens case prior to surgical intervention ensuring all instruments and supplies are sterile.
* Prepare instruments and supplies in an orderly manner to expedite the surgical procedure.
* Protects patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy; closely observes patient with minimal disturbance.
* Provides a sterile atmosphere.
* Responsible for assisting the Surgical Team.
* Returns unused supplies and instruments to proper storage areas.
* Checks all equipment for proper functioning. Report any malfunction in instruments or equipment to the Director of Surgical Services. Understands specialty equipment, keeps knowledge up-to-date, is technical resource for others, follows technology practices and standards. Utility room to be cleaned and made ready for reprocessing.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Close Vision – (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
* Lift up to 10 pounds – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Lift up to 25 pounds – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Lift up to 50 pounds – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Lift more than 100 pounds – up to 1/3 of time with assistance
* Push/Pull – up to 1/3 of time
* Reach with hands and arms – up to 1/3 of time
* Sit – up to 1/3 of time
* Stand – 2/3 and more of time
* Talk or hear – 2/3 and more of time
* Use hands to finger, handle or feel – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Walk – 2/3 and more of time
* Body fluid exposure – Yes
* Fine Dexterity – Both (5-6 hours)
* Fumes or airborne particles – up to 1/3 of time
* Grasping: simple/light – Both (5-6 hours)
* Grasping: firm/heavy – Both (1-2 hours)
* Hearing – Ability to hear alarms on equipment
* Hearing – Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staff
* Repetitive use of foot control – Both (1-2 hours)
* Repetitive use of hands – Both (5-6 hours)
* Risk of electrical shock – up to 1/3 of time
* Risk of radiation – up to 1/3 of time
* Typical noise level – Moderate Noise
* Work near moving mechanical parts – up to 1/3 of time