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Surgical Technician - PRN

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Olney
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE Assists with in room preoperative and intra-operative preparation of patients, and assists with set up of the surgical suite before, during and after a surgical procedure under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES Clinical: Performs basic, routine and specialized tasks in assigned department, under the supervision of a registered nurse Helps pull case carts for the following day and returns all sterile equipment to its appropriate location. Prepares and helps with patient positioning. Provides assistance in moving patient from stretcher to surgical table and back. Prepares equipment and surgical table for procedure. Follows and utilizes appropriate sterilization techniques during all cases. # Environmental: Maintains a clean, safe, prepared work environment. Prepares sterile equipment and surgical table for procedure. When scrubbing in a case appropriate hand washing and sterilization techniques are followed. Assists with the cleaning and sterilization of all procedure equipment. Assists with the cleaning and sterilization of Operating Room for case turnover. 3. Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure. Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address these education needs. Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain certification. Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License, PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.) # 4.#Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments. Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate. Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees. Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit. QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: - Completion of accredited surgical tech program or has worked in Hospital Operating Room as Surgical Technician for two years within the last 3 years. CERTIFICATION: - CPR Certification REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: - Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external customers - Knowledge of different types of procedures: Orthopedic, General, GYN, Vascular Surgery - Basic Computer skills to perform Data entry - Computerized clinical information systems such as Clinicians View, GE Manager - HIPAA policies on Confidentiality EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - New Grad - 1-2 year in Hospital setting - Surgical experience required # Job Summary Assists with in room preoperative and intra-operative preparation of patients, and assists with set up of the surgical suite before, during and after a surgical procedure under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training Completion of accredited surgical tech program Experience New Grad 1-2 year in Hospital setting Surgical experience required License/Certification/Registration CPR Certification Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external customers Knowledge of different types of procedures: Orthopedic, General, GYN, Vascular Surgery Basic Computer skills to perform Data entry Computerized clinical information systems such as Clinicians View, GE Manager HIPAA policies on Confidentiality Primary Duties and Responsibilities Clinical: Performs basic, routine and specialized tasks in assigned department, under the supervision of a registered nurse. Follows and utilizes appropriate sterilization techniques during all cases. Prepares equipment and surgical table for procedure. Provides assistance in moving patient from stretcher to surgical table and back. Prepares and helps with patient positioning. Helps pull case carts for the following day and returns all sterile equipment to its appropriate location. Environmental: Maintains a clean, safe, prepared work environment. Prepares sterile equipment and surgical table for procedure. When scrubbing in a case appropriate hand washing and sterilization techniques are followed. Assists with the cleaning and sterilization of all procedure equipment. Assists with the cleaning and sterilization of Operating Room for case turnover. Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure. Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address these education needs. Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain certification. Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted time frame for completion (CPR, License, PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.) Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments. Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate. Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees. Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.

Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Olney , Surgical Technician - PRN, Professions , Olney, Maryland

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