Surgical Technologist (H) at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Saint Charles, Missouri





Job Description:

It's more than a career, it's a calling.

MO-SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles



Worker Type:

Regular



Job Summary:

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 Registered 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.



Job Responsibilities and Requirements:



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Practices and implements the technical components of patient care under the supervision of a RN.

  • Collaborates with the RN and other healthcare professionals. 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.

  • Prepares equipment, supply and resource needs based on an individualized plan of care. Re-evaluates and modifies resource needs as needed.

  • 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.

  • Documents quality controls thoroughly and accurately according to unit specific standards.

  • Demonstrates competence in problem solving, conflict resolution, and team building. Serves as a resource to other team members.

  • Organizes and utilizes time efficiently. Demonstrates appropriate prioritization. Maintains an organized work environment.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



EDUCATION


  • High school graduate or equivalent



EXPERIENCE


  • Either prior OR experience or graduation from an approved surgical technician program



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS


  • Constant use of vision to judge distances and spatial relationships and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Constant use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Constant lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Frequent lifting/moving patients.

  • Frequent bending, stooping, reaching and gripping.

  • Frequent use of clear vision at 20 inches or less.

  • Frequent use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing over 50 lbs.

  • Occasional use of clear vision at 20 feet or more.

  • Occasional use of sitting, squatting, twisting and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional keyboard use/data entry.

  • Rare kneeling.




Licenses / Certifications:



Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA)



Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)



Job Type:



Employee



Department:

44030002 Surgery



Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40


SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.


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