Surgical Technologist - TPT
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Job Summary: Scrub in for designated surgeries and carry out
general O.R. duties, adhering to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of
Washington preoperative nursing care standards, Kaiser Foundation
Health Plan of Washington policies and contract agreements. Collect
data and prepare for surgery in accordance with surgeons direction
or preference. Select and prepare supplies and equipment. Establish
and maintain a sterile field.Essential Responsibilities:
- Perioperative planning and preparation: Data collection is
accomplished through diversified means such as interview, review of
records or consultation with other members of the health care team.
Current health status deviations and/or problems are identified.
Preoperative diagnosis, common complications, and the operative
pathology relating to specific surgical procedures are understood
through fundamental knowledge of basic sciences and procedures
applicable to the surgeons plan for surgical intervention. Surgical
procedure manuals and/or cards that enumerate the surgeons
preferences are current.
- Environmental safety and infection control: Wears required
attire correctly. Selects and prepares necessary supplies and
equipment. Checks all equipment for working order and reports or
corrects unsafe conditions. Assures physical preparation fo
clinical area i.e., damp dust and place furniture. Verifies
integrity and sterility of sterile packages, opens supplies
aseptically. Establishes and maintains a sterile field.
Demonstrates correct body mechanics. Complies with policies,
procedures and recommended practices pertaining to the use, care,
and maintenance of supplies and equipment. Communication,
coordination of Care and Orientation: Demonstrates skills in
communicating with the patient and/or family/significant other.
Cooperates and communicates effectively with other health care team
members in order to accomplish unit workload. Establishes and
maintains effective communication with supervisor.
- Proficient performance of assigned functions: Identifies break
in sterile technique and corrects and/or reports same to proper
health care team members. Display dexterity in the use of surgical
instruments throughout the procedure. Prepares and knows the
specific uses of all needed equipment and supplies. Continually
maintains a neat and orderly sterile filed as dictated by the
sequence of the procedure. Participates in counting procedures per
established policy at the appropriate times during the surgical
- Teamwork: Interpersonal skills are measured by observation of
behavior. Effectiveness of communication. Acceptance of criticism.
Willingness to help others. Interpersonal relationships are
characterized by trust, honesty, confidence, and respect. Meets
expectations and job functions using effective communication with
other health care team members. Shares pertinent patient data.
Shares need for instrumentation etc. Seeks pertinent information in
order to maintain high degree of efficiency. The Surgical
Technologist recognizes limits of individual responsibility within
the framework of their job description, while working toward mutual
goals of the organization. The Surgical Technologist practitioner
adheres to the AST Code of Ethics at all times in relationship to
all members of the health care team. The Surgical Technologist
possess a professional attitude that will promote responsibility as
an individual an as a member of the health care team.
- Professional Development: Takes responsibility for his/her
ongoing education and professional development. Identifies
formal/informal opportunities and initiates activities to achieve
said goals. Collaborates with unit manager or designee in
completing self and colleague/team performance reviews. Adheres to
KFHPW policies on attendance and punctuality. Participates in staff
orientation and student activities. Applies the QA/I process to
care delivery. Promotes and participates in professional meetings,
conferences and groups in and outside of KFHPW in order to keep
current in Surgical Technology. Passes both Competency requirements
for clinical staff and unit specific competencies annually.Basic
- Minimum two (2) years of current continuous operating room (OR)
experience in surgical specialty.Education
- Graduate of approved school of surgical technology or
equivalent armed forces training.License, Certification,
- Basic Life Support
- Surgical Technologist Certificate required at hire OR Surgical
Technologist Registration (Washington) required at hire -Additional
- Able to stand for long periods of time, able to life
twenty-five (25) pounds. -Preferred Qualifications:
- Able to obtain professional affiliation and certification
shortly after hire.Job Schedule: Job Category: Clinical
Keywords: Kaiser, Seattle , Surgical Technologist - TPT, Healthcare , Bothell, Washington
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