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Surgical Technician (9960-147)

Job Summary:
Under the direction of a registered professional nurse, assists with surgical procedures; provision of therapeutic, preventive and emergency patient care duties; and preparation, operation and maintenance of routine and complex equipment, instruments, and supplies.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Places equipment and supplies in operating room and arranges instruments according to instructions.
Assists team members to place and position patient on table.
Scrubs arms and hands and dons gown and gloves, and aids team to don gowns and gloves.
Maintains supply of fluids, such as sterile saline, sterile water, etc.
Hands instruments and supplies to surgeon, holds retractors, cuts sutures, and performs other tasks as directed by surgeon during operation.
Inventories and orders medical supplies and materials.
Washes and sterilizes equipment and cleans operating room.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
N/A
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, COMPETENCIES, QUALIFICATIONS and EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Diploma or Associates Degree from Accredited Surgical Technology Program
AST Certification -- Recommended
Patient Focus
Ethical Conduct
Dependability
Flexibility
Initiative
Stress Management/Composure
Teamwork Oriented
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Will be required to lift objects that weigh more than 50 pounds.
Must be able to exert at least 25 pounds of force to assist with moving of patients.
Be able to stand, bend, and stoop, and/or sit within a confined area for prolonged periods of time, up to 6 to 8 hours.
Be able to function without nourishment or medication for a period of time extending to 6 to 8 hours. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
Dexterity: Frequent repetitive motion of hands/wrist involved.
Will be working in a clean, well-lighted area.
May be required to deal with unpleasant environmental situations resulting from patient care or patient activity.
Hazards and Risks: Direct patient contact with possible exposure to communicable diseases, exposure to radiation, and CRT.
USPI'S EDGE? (Every Day Giving Excellence)
USPI'S EDGE? is the key to the differentiation of USPI as a customer-focused company. The process of completing EDGE? requirements establishes processes and measurements that are collected, assimilated, and shared throughout USPI. All employees are involved with EDGE?. The involvement can range from doing their jobs to taking on the role of gathering and/or entering data into the computer. All employees shall at some time during their employment be required to participate in the EDGE? program.
HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996
Responsible for knowing the processes involved assuring the standards established by HIPAA, and ensuring they are followed including the practices and records relating to the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information.
WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE
Must be authorized to work in the United States.
AAP/EEO STATEMENT
Dunes Surgical Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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