Surgical Technician Ortho
Company: CHI-Franciscan Harrison Medical Center
Posted on: February 17, 2020
Facility: Harrison Medical Center
Department: Ortho Surgery
Status: Full time
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with
competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals,
health care services, and medical providers delivering
compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We
are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest
not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our
patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual
support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part
approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to
healing the whole person. Come join our team!
Provides, as an integral part of the medical practitioner team,
surgical care to patients to facilitate safe and effective
completion of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Under
the guidance of surgeons, nurses, or other designated personnel,
the incumbent performs preoperative, intra-operative and
postoperative duties within the scope of licensure to ensure that
the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment functions
properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under
conditions that maximize patient safety.
Incumbents are also accountable for utilizing and keeping current
on the application of sterile and aseptic technique, surgical
procedures, implementation tools and technologies, human anatomy as
well as collaborating and communicating effectively with the
inter-disciplinary team to facilitate a physician's performance of
invasive and therapeutic procedures.
Prepares the operating room and patient for the surgical procedure
by applying principles and techniques of asepsis to work
assignments; sets up sterile equipment, instruments, drapes and
solutions; assists with scrubbing, preparation of sterile field,
gowning/gloving members of the surgical team.
Provides safe handling and care for instruments and specimens in
accordance with internal procedures.
Sets up the operating surgeon's sterile table to include instrument
set up, clean up and turnover in preparation for the next case.
Operates sterilization devices, including immediate use containment
devices, autoclaves, and other types of sterilizers following the
manufacturers' instructions. Understands the concepts of sterilizer
challenge devices and sterilizer biological indicators and their
appropriate use, monitoring and tracking.
Identifies emergencies (e.g. cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Code 9,
and other medical emergencies), and initiates and/or participates
in the appropriate response to the situation.
Stocks and replenishes the operating room, preparing it with new
sterile items and checking the equipment to make sure it is working
properly for the next surgery.
Performs related duties as required.
Graduation from surgical technology program accredited through
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology
ARC-ST. A minimum of six months operating room work experience that
demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge
skills/abilities is preferred.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing may be substituted
for graduation from an accredited surgical technician program.
If classified as Surgical Technician: Maintain Registration with
the State of Washington. Registered nurses and/or practical nurses
acting within the scope of their licensure do not need to maintain
surgical technologist registration.
If classified as Surgical Technician, Certified: Current
certification through the Association of Surgical Technologists is
Current healthcare provider BLS Certification. Additional
- Requisition ID: 2019-R
- Schedule: Full-time
- Shift: Day Job
- Market: CHI-Franciscan Harrison Medical Center
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