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Surgical Tech II ***$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*** $7,000 Tuition Reimbursement

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Omaha
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Allied health professional working as a part of the team delivering surgical care by assisting physicians and maintaining a sterile field during surgical procedure through consistent application of aseptic techniques.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technology program required.
        • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirement.
        • Experience
          • Requires one or more years of current operating room experience or current Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) that meets Surgical Tech level I criteria.
          • License/Certifications
            • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
            • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Certification preferred.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Ability to perform mathematical computations.
              • Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with patients or other customers.
              • Requires working with multiple activities and dividing time and attention to a variety of demands and working irregular hours.
              • Ability to work in a team environment and solve problems in a diplomatic fashion.
              • Oral and written communication with staff, patients, visitors, physicians and other departments.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Not necessary for the position (0%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Crawling
                      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                        • Keyboarding/typing
                        • Kneeling
                        • Sitting
                        • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                          • Balancing
                          • Carrying
                          • Crouching
                          • Distinguish colors
                          • Grasping
                          • Lifting
                          • Pulling/Pushing
                          • Reaching
                          • Repetitive Motions
                          • Speaking/talking
                          • Standing
                          • Stooping/bending
                          • Twisting
                          • Walking
                          • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                            • Fingering/Touching
                            • Hearing
                            • Seeing/visual
                            • Job Hazards
                              • Not Related:
                                • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                                • Electrical Shock/Static
                                • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                                • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                                • Rare (1-33%):
                                  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                  • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                    • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                    • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                                    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                    • Essential Job Functions
                                      • Essential Functions I
                                        • Performs preoperative preparation.
                                          • Reviews physician preference list before operative procedure and assembles supplies and equipment needed for procedure.
                                          • Opens sterile supplies using sterile technique.
                                          • Transfers medications and solutions to the sterile field according to policy.
                                          • Communicates clearly and collaborates with other members of the perioperative team to prepare operative procedure.
                                          • Functions as scrub person during operative procedure by preparing, monitoring, and maintaining a sterile field
                                            • Completing surgical scrub according to policy.
                                            • Performs scrub duties in an accurate, concise and timely manner.
                                            • Wears appropriate personal protective apparel (PPA) and follows standard and policy for attire in the operating room.
                                            • Organizes and maintains sterile instruments and supplies in organized manner.
                                            • Performs counts according to facility policy and procedure during procedure and hand-off situations.
                                            • Assisting with draping sterile field according to standard.
                                            • Watches progress of the operation and anticipates needs of team members.
                                            • Disassembles instruments and equipment, transports to processing department.
                                            • Assists with cleaning room and prepares for subsequent procedure.
                                            • Applies base knowledge and principles during operative procedure (Intraoperative Surgical).
                                              • Base knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, microbiology and pharmacology for optimal surgical patient care.
                                              • Principles of computer science, electricity and robotics as needed for surgical patient care.
                                              • Principles of sterile technique during the surgical procedure.
                                              • Follows policy and procedure for Intraoperative Surgical procedures.
                                                • Participates in surgical time-out, fire risk assessment, and case summary for each operative procedure.
                                                • Identifies labels and handles specimens including hand-off situations and disposition of specimen.
                                                • Demonstrates collegiality and leadership qualities.
                                                  • Demonstrates awareness of, and participation in performance improvement activities.
                                                  • Reports potential performance improvement problems, to coordinators, core nurse and service leader, assists in problem solving.
                                                  • Maintains compliance with department call requirements, adjusts hours to meet patient services.
                                                  • Eligible to seat preceptor training and serve as a mentor.
                                                  • Collaborates with specialty coordinator and Staff Development Nurse on completion of orientation processes including orientation map, core competencies and assignments.
                                                  • Documents ongoing process of orienting staff and assists in mentoring.
                                                  • Participates in orientation of team members to new equipment and supplies.
                                                  • Achieves or maintains certification in profession, Certified Surgical Technologist.
                                                  • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Population Specific Criteria.
                                                    • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs.
                                                    • Precepting.
                                                      • Conducts need assessments.
                                                      • Conducts one on one and group training.
                                                      • Is knowledgeable of equipment used in surgical procedures, their, reference manuals, and resources for consultation.
                                                      • Performs clinical preceptor role for specialty service and follows core competency outline.
                                                      • Collaborates with appropriate Core Coordinator, and/or Resource Coordinator regarding assignments of students and orientees and documents progress or concerns.
                                                      • Documents on core competencies, records orientees/students' progress, and suggests improvements and additional learning needs.
                                                      • Collaborates with L&D and HROB Core Coordinator on completion of core competencies for specialty service. Provides care and is able to provide intervention for all patient populations.
                                                      • Essential Functions II
                                                        • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                                        • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
                                                        • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Omaha , Surgical Tech II ***$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*** $7,000 Tuition Reimbursement, Healthcare , Omaha, Nebraska

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