Surgical Technologist II-Certified-Operating Room
Company: UnityPoint Health
Posted on: January 17, 2020
Job Description* Surgical Technologist II-Certified-Operating Room
Requisition ID2019-63492CategorySurgical Services -
Non-NursingLocationUS-IA-WaterlooAddress1825 Logan AveAffiliate2520
UnityPoint Health Allen HospitalSalary MinimumUSD
shifts between the hours of 0600-2030 plus on-callWork Remotely
within the USNoWork Type (Portal Searching)Full Time Benefits
Overview The Surgical Technologist II functions as a member of the
surgical team to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of
invasive surgical, therapeutic, and diagnostic procedures. The
surgical technologist collaborates with the team to ensure that the
operating room environment is safe, that instrumentation functions
properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under
conditions that maximize patient safety. The Surgical Technologist
is proficient in the role of first or second scrub person, or
assistant circulator during procedures within one specialty area.
Responsibilities Handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment
necessary during the surgical procedure in their assigned specialty
area. Has an understanding of the procedure being performed and
anticipates the needs of the surgeon. Participates in collaborative
review of pertinent patient information for accuracy of procedure
and associated factors influencing preparedness for procedure.
(i.e. H&P, Consents, Radiographic reports) Assisting in
circulating duties, will obtain additional instruments, supplies,
and equipment necessary while the surgical procedure is in
progress. Monitors conditions in the operating room and constantly
assesses the needs of the patient and surgical team. In the second
assisting role, carries out technical tasks other than cutting,
clamping, and suturing of tissue. This role is distinct from that
of the first assistant and may, in some circumstances, be performed
at the same time as the scrub role. Strives to enhance personal
technical and clinical competence in all job related duties.
Assists with orientation of new departmental personnel.
Participates in the clinical instruction of students as assigned in
the operating room. Has the necessary knowledge and ability to
ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is
constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field.
Demonstrates an awareness of patient and personal safety.
Demonstrates knowledge of Standard and Transmission Based
Precautions. Observes and promptly reports any unusual occurrences.
Organizes, cleans, and maintains unit work areas, supplies, and
equipment. Assists with inventory control by reporting needs.
Assists in room turnover by cleaning furniture and equipment
according to established End of Case Cleaning guidelines.
Qualifications Requires high school diploma or GED and graduation
from a nationally accredited surgical technology program. Associate
Degree or higher encouraged. Internal applicants, in good standing,
with 3 or more year of recent operating room experience, who are
eligible for certification, will be considered in place of
education requirement for completion of surgical technology
program. Certified through a national certifying body. Must
maintain active certification throughout employment. Writes, reads,
comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity.
Customer/patient focused. Critical thinking skills using
independent judgment in making decisions. Must be detail-oriented
and able to prioritize tasks. Use of usual and customary equipment
used to perform essential functions of the position. Work may
occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities. May drive a
UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle. Flexibility in accepting
assignments and works well as a team member and individual. Ability
to perform under time constraints. Knowledge of basic computer
skills. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including
MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook preferred. Options Apply for this
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