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Surgical Technologist LMP- ENT Practice, 16 Hours/Week, Day Shift

Job Summary

A surgical technologist is a member of the surgical team who works with surgeons, anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery.

Provide a safe, efficient, and supportive environment for the surgical patient.
Respect the patient s inherent right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
Understand the services provided by the surgeon in relation to the patient s restoration to health and return to the community.
Recognize the importance of teamwork, consideration and cooperation. Performs as a member of the surgical team to accomplish needed operating room duties.
Function efficiently and in a professional manner in all aspects of surgical care, during both routine and special duties and procedures.
Apply knowledge of normal and pathologic anatomy and physiology and of the actions of pharmacologic agents in order to individualize patient care.
Apply the principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner to provide optimum patient care.
Prepare and know the specific uses of all equipment and supplies used for surgical procedures.
Differentiate sterilization methods required for specific instruments and equipment.
Demonstrate knowledge of the step-by-step progress of specific surgical procedures and display dexterity in the use of the required instrumentation.
Anticipate the needs of the surgeon in order to expedite the procedure, thus minimizing the patient s exposure to surgical and anesthetic stress.
Develop and improve skills in the organization of work and in assisting the surgeon by learning to use economy in time, motion, and materials.
Identify emergency situations and use sound judgment in instituting established procedures to respond to emergencies in a calm and efficient manner.
Demonstrate initiative in expanding knowledge of new surgical procedures and subjects relating to the operating room and to the surgical patient. Understand that each practitioner is individually responsible for his/her own actions.
Recognize legal and policy limits of individual responsibility.
Relate operating room services to the total hospital environment.
Committed to the continuous improvement of the patient experience which includes patient safety, quality of care and excellent service. Adheres to the organization s published values.

Requirements

Education:

High School or GED (Required)

Certifications:

Skills:

Additional Job Details

Physical Requirements:

Continuously: Standing, Walking, Lifting/exerting force: 0-10 lbs., Use of hands to grasp/handle/feel, Vision, Vision-color, Hearing, Speaking
Frequently: Lifting/exerting force: 11-25 lbs., Lifting/exerting force: 26-51 lbs., Bending, Squatting
Occasionally: Sitting, Stoop/kneel/crouch/crawl, Climb/balance, Operating a motor vehicle Skills: Strong verbal and written communications skills, as well as ability to pay close attention to detail required. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build cooperative working relationships with all staff members, patient families, and visitors required. Surgical Technologist certification preferred.
On-Call hours may be required for weekends, holidays and after hours. When assigned on-call, must be available to report to hospital within 30 minutes of call. Hours and days are variable to meet scheduling needs of the department. May require knowledge of General surgery, obstetric and gynecologic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, oral surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, urologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and peripheral vascular surgery. Must be in good physical and mental health. Requires maximum lifting strength of 50 pounds / frequent lift / carry up to 25 pounds. Sitting, standing and walking required throughout work period. Requires activities such as pushing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, hearing, talking and seeing. Must have ability to cope with physical and mental stress.
Abilities: Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, various locations, sometimes on short notice.
Environmental Conditions: Potential exposure to fumes, dust, gases, and odors. Frequent changes in temperature may occur. Possibility of exposure to communicable diseases.

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