This position is responsible for assisting the Surgical team during operative procedures by performing a variety of technical duties to primarily assist in responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of the surgical sterile field for the operative patient.
1. Arrange and inventories sterile set-up for operation and passes items as needed to the surgical team.
2. Understand and apply the principles of asepsis. Establish and maintain sterile field and assure team maintains sterile environment.
3. Assist in preparation and moving of patients.
4. Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes instrumentation. Assists with clean-up and room turnover.
5. Access computer information as needed, such as preference lists and digital images.
6. Participates in all safety initiatives. Adheres to programs such as SCIP and SCOAP quality initiatives.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required.
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program or recognized course of training as a Surgical Technologist is preferred.
One year experience as a surgical technologist in a full service operating room
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patients needs.
CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) HIGHLY preferred
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
Well organized, detail oriented and self motivated
Ability to coordinate activities and work collaboratively with others
Ability to execute detailed procedures with accuracy and precision
Basic computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications
Understanding of operating room protocols
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