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Surgical Technologist

Company: MidMichigan Health
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary This individual fills the role of surgical technologist in the Operating Room. Surgical Technologist I understands and demonstrates the knowledge of surgical procedures. Assure all supplies and equipment are available for the procedure and in working condition. Confirm and/or assemble sterile instruments for use correctly. Anticipate the needs of the surgeon. They assist in keeping accurate account of medications, sharps, instruments, and sponges. They are responsible for maintaining and monitoring the sterile field. This position is part of the surgical services resource pool and functions where needed. Hours are flexible according to the needs of the departments. Responsibilities ESSENTIAL: Responsibilities: (30%) Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and ability to problem solve in relation to the procedure being performed. Verifies items on the physician preference card. Accountable for supplies so that accurate patient charges are billed. (30%) Demonstrates proper use of equipment, assembling of equipment, disposables as well as cleaning and sterilizing. Assures all equipment, supplies and instruments are assembled correctly and in working condition for the surgical procedure. (30%) Maintains the sterile environments. Monitors the sterile field and recognizes breaks in technique. (10%) Sets up sterile field with instruments in a timely manner. Keeps accurate account of all medications, sponges, instruments and sharps on the sterile fields per policy. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Demonstrates a positive, courteous and helpful attitude toward patient, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. Develops and maintains good working rapport with interdisciplinary personnel to meet the needs of each patient. Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful situations. Shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal findings to appropriate team members. Participates in regulatory surveys. Participates in performance improvement activities. Assists with orientation, ongoing competencies, education, and staff development. Attend and participate in professional association activities and programs to assure being current on regulations, guidelines, and professional standards of care. Remain current on new developments by reading professional journals, and attending seminars. Fulfills on-call responsibilities and extra shift coverage as needed Other duties as assigned Qualifications Education: Essential: High School Diploma or GED Credentials: Essential: Basic Life Support EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: Surgical Technologist I independently scrub basic surgical procedures. If career ladder implemented at medical center, Surgical Technologist I must complete skills/practice defined for a Surgical Technologist I. Knowledge of surgical procedures and standards of practice acquired through a surgical technology program accredited through Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or military program. Upon completion may certify for certified surgical technologist exam or completion of a certified Surgical Technology program which upon completion of program may receive a National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certification. Certifications must be valid with National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) and National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Operating room competency must be maintained. Manual dexterity and mechanical skills needed to properly use and hold surgical instruments. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health. A surgical tech who graduated from a CAAHEP-accredited surgical tech program or military surgical tech training program preferred. Associate in Surgical Technology, certification in surgical technology CST preferred. Surgical Tech who graduated with a certificate who holds the certification Tech in Surgery-Certified TS-C preferred.

Keywords: MidMichigan Health, Saginaw , Surgical Technologist, Healthcare , Saginaw, Michigan

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