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Mary Greeley Medical Center SURGICAL TECHNICIAN CERT in Ames, Iowa

  • Position Summary

  • Protects, promotes, and optimizes health and abilities. Prevents illness and injury. Alleviates suffering through the diagnosis and treatment. Advocates for patients and their families. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • Unit Specific Position Responsibilities

  • Practices ethically.

  • Performs patient care under supervision of a RN or Surgeon.

  • Communicates effectively in all areas of practice.

  • Collaborates with patient, family, and the interdisciplinary team in the conduct of Surgical Technologist practice.

  • Evaluates her or his own Surgical Technologist practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.

  • Lift, moves, positions, and transports patients.

  • Considers age, growth, and development when providing care.

  • Assist in duties as requested to meet the day to day operations of the unit.

  • Utilizes appropriate resources to plan and provide services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible.

  • Respects diversity and individualizes care to meet the unique needs of the patient.

  • Assures safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families, visitors, and staff to reach a shared goal of delivering health care.

  • Sets priorities and demonstrates organizational skills.

  • Maintains and improves the healthcare practice environment conducive to the provision of quality health care.

  • Attains knowledge and competence that reflects current surgical technologist practice.

  • Maintains professional competence.

  • Continually reassesses competencies and identifies needs for additional knowledge, skills, personal growth, and integrative learning experiences

  • Integrates evidence and research findings into practice.

  • Contributes to quality health care practice.

  • Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.

  • Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.

  • Handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure

  • Scrubs, gowns and gloves utilizing sterile technique before surgery

  • Checks supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure

  • Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for procedure

  • Performs appropriate counts with circulator prior to the operation and before incision is closed

  • Gowns and gloves surgeon and assistants

  • Helps in draping sterile field

  • Passes instruments, etc., to surgeon during procedure

  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during procedure

  • Prepares sterile dressings

  • Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization

  • Assists other members of team with terminal cleaning of room

  • Practices "point of use guidelines" by cleaning and preparing instruments for terminal cleaning.

  • Assists in prepping room for the next patient

  • Cross trains to Center Core and Sterile Processing

  • Performs other assigned duties

  • Assist in room turnover, restocking room at end of shift, and terminal cleaning assigned room (Standard Work).

  • Complete monthly assigned cleaning and outdates following Standard Work.

  • Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):

  • Graduation from a Surgical Technology Program.

  • CST Certification

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • Mandatory Reporter training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • None Specified

  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Proficient in communication skills.

  • Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.

  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • 1 year experience preferred.

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