Company: Covenant HealthCare
Posted on: February 6, 2020
NIGHT SHIFT - 6PM - 6:30AM; HOLIDAYS REQUIRED
FULL TIME BENEFITED
The Surgical Technologist, under supervision, provides technical
patient care to all ages, according to a plan of care established
by a team of professionals coordinated by the Registered Nurse.
The Surgical Technologist demonstrates excellent customer service
performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times
consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and
Values of Covenant HealthCare, and the commitment to Extraordinary
Care for Every Generation
Contributes to organization success targets for net operating
Has clinical contact with patients in all age groups (neonatal,
infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric) and is able to
appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the age
appropriate care guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare.
Informs the RN of any/all pertinent information regarding changes
in patient s condition or surgeon s needs.
Demonstrates interpersonal skills in dealing with patients,
families, and co-workers.
Communicates supply inventory needs to RN/Supply Coordinator.
Maintains clean and orderly patient/unit environment.
Labels and reports any malfunctioning instruments.
Performs departmental projects as needed.
Provides direct/indirect patient care as directed by RN, surgeon,
anesthesiologist and/or CRNA.
Actively participates in patient outcome activities and continuing
Updates and maintains knowledge, skills, and competencies related
to area of practice.
Adheres to unit/department policies, procedures, and unit structure
Maintains confidentiality in relation to patient/family, and the
Actively participates in training/orientation of students and new
Responsibilities as a scrub person:
Checks supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure.
Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment and
medication/solutions as appropriate.
Performs appropriate counts with RN according to standard.
Gowns and gloves surgeons and assistants.
Helps in draping sterile field.
Passes instruments, etc., to surgeon during procedure.
Reports break in sterile technique.
Maintains highest standard of sterile techniques during
Prepares sterile dressings and applies as directed by surgeon.
Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization as
Assists other members of team with terminal cleaning of room.
Assists in preparing room for next patient.
Responsibilities as an assistant:
May sponge operative site, hold retractors and cut sutures as
directed by surgeon.
May cauterize previously clamped vessels as directed by
May remove clamps from vessel after cauterized or tied by
May assist with staple insertion for wound closure.
High School Graduate or equivalent
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist program.
Preferred certification for Surgical Technologist.
Strong knowledge of surgical instrumentation. (Examination,
identification, care and assembly)
Working knowledge of the sterilization process.
Working knowledge of a Case Cart system.
Understanding sterile techniques and operating room protocol.
Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
Strong Customer Service skills.
Strong Communication skills.
Ability to work either independently or in a group.
Ability to resolve problems effectively.
Ability to motivate and precept new employees.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA,
and other federal, state, and local standards.
Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs.
Frequent carrying, stooping, twisting, reaching, handling, feeling,
talking, hearing, near vision, midrange vision, far vision, depth
perception, visual accommodation, color vision, and field of
Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
Occasional walking, sitting, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing,
crouching, and squatting
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR
IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT COVENANT HEALTHCARE CANNOT PROVIDE A
LATEX SAFE OR LATEX FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT AT ANY OF ITS FACILITIES.
UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING AN
APPLICANT OR AN EMPLOYEE, IS LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO LATEX WHILE ON
COVENANT S PREMISES. THEREFORE, LATEX TOLERANCE IS CONSIDERED TO BE
AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION FOR ANY POSITION WITH COVENANT.
Covenant HealthCare is an equal opportunity employer.
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