Certified Surgical Technician
Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: December 1, 2019
Assists the nurse in giving nursing care to patients undergoing
surgical procedures. Assists surgeon during operative and invasive
procedures. Ensures operating suite is adequately prepared for
procedure. Monitors PAR level of all surgical instruments and
supplies. Participates in departmental staff meetings and
performance improvement activities. Acts as patient advocate while
promoting teamwork with physicians and other personnel.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interacts professionally with patient Provides patient with
explanations and verbal reassurance, as necessary. Notifies
appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
Adapts procedures to meet individual needs of neonate, pediatric,
adolescent, adult and geriatric patients for treatment. Prepares
room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures,
supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.
Demonstrates competence in care of specimens and accurately handles
specimens at all times. Assists in positioning, prepping and
draping of patients for surgical procedures. Accurately completes
operating room counts (instruments, sponges, needles) according to
Benefis Policy and Procedure. Carries out medical/surgical asepsis
during treatments/procedures. Maintains safe environment for
patient, co-workers and self, per hospital policies and procedures.
Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure to
ensure proper functioning. Protects patient's sensitivities and
right to privacy; closely observes patient with minimal
disturbance. Treats patients and their families with respect and
dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic
and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Follows aseptic technique, when opening sterile supplies and
setting up procedures. Performs all aspects of patient care in an
environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the
likelihood of medical/health care errors. Sets up, scrubs and
prepares for procedures prior to scheduled time, unless otherwise
directed by Circulating RN or Nurse Manager. Performs services
requiring technical or manual skills under the direction of
Circulating RN. Always maintains an orderly and sterile instrument
table for the purpose of efficiency; follows department standard
set up. Anticipates needs of surgeon during intraoperative phase.
Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after last case;
restocks supplies, when necessary and organizes effectively for
end-of-case clean up. Is fully responsible for care of
instruments/equipment during intraoperative and immediate
postoperative phase, being fiscally responsible by preventing
damage and loss of instrumentation. Follows written procedures for
steam sterilization; knows responsibilities and the necessity for
chemical and biological monitoring. Consults with other staff
members, when in question or unfamiliar with equipment or
procedure. Regularly collaborates with other members of the nursing
team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for surgical
procedures. As changes occur, communicates changes in procedures to
co-workers by updating Physician Preference Cards. Actively
participates in Supply Management Processes. Completes
documentation within shift and meets current standards, policies
and procedures. Establishes and maintains effective communication
and good working relationship with co-workers for patient's
benefit. Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good
judgment within the Operating Room Technologist's scope of
practice. Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of assigned case and
instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines,
to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal
with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Completes one in-
service a year. Attends annual review and department in-services,
as schedulded. Mentors and Precepts new staff and surgical
technologist students. Professional Requirements: Adheres to dress
code. Completes annual educational requirements. Maintains
regulatory requirements. Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times. Attends department staff
meetings as required within the department. Reports to work on time
and as scheduled; completes work in designated time. Represents the
organization in a positive and professional manner. Actively
participates in performance improvement and continuous quality
improvement (CQI) activities. Coordinates efforts in meeting Joint
Commission, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission,
Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and
Procedures. Complies with Health and Safety Standards and
Minimum High School diploma or equivalent.
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist Program,
Operating Room Technologist Certification required.
Current BLS Certification.
Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in the operating room
Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over
275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters
and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a
wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked
public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making
the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky
Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon
fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor
activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and
snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking,
off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and
Benefis Health System
This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system
in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and
outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have
the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of
the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with
500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing
more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and
cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working
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