Company: St Elizabeth Hospital
Posted on: February 21, 2021
Overview: St Elizabeth Hospital now apart of CommonSpirit Health
was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)
and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S.
, from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care
services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every
four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before.
Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With
our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building
healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and
vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both
inside our hospitals and out in the community.
*Sign on Experience for External Candidate*
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 American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
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Associated topics: lab, medical lab science, microbiology, mls,
scientist, services, sterile processing technician, surgical
technologist, technician i, technician iv
Keywords: St Elizabeth Hospital, Seattle , Surgical Technician, Professions , Enumclaw, Washington
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