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Surgical Technologist in Southfield, MI at Oakland Regional Hospital

Date Posted: 10/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Shift Time: Days
Shift Length: 10 hours
Standard Hours Per Week: Contingent status, Hours Vary

Role/Position Definition:

Responsible for preparing instruments and supplies to perform procedures according to the physician’s documented preferred routine. Ability to prepare the operating field for procedures while performing routine and delegated duties.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supports the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Organization.
  • Supports, and performs according to, approved policies and procedures.
  • Considers patient rights in performance of job duties and responsibilities.
  • Participates as a team member in support of the total perioperative process.
  • Contributes to the progress and development of the approved Quality Management Program.
  • Supports risk management and participates in programs directed to patient and staff safety.
  • Contributes to the quality management process; identifies role and contributions upon request.
  • Objectively evaluates suggestions, grievances, and processes to identify opportunities to improve performance and quality of care.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, visitors, physicians, and co workers.
  • Interactions are respectful and courteous.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally using a translator when necessary.
  • Documents that information received from the patient are disseminated to the appropriate people or departments.
  • Maintains and promotes professional competence through continuing education and other learning experiences.
  • Participates in committees, conferences, and quality management activities.
  • Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilities.
  • Objectively evaluates suggestions or criticisms and attempts to improve performance or seeks further guidance, as needed.
  • Attends and actively participates in meetings, committees, in-services, workshops, seminars, and conferences according to job responsibilities and facility requirements.
  • Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities.
  • Reports observed or suspected violations, hazards, and noncompliance according to Facility policy.
  • Observes safety measures in performance of job duties and responsibilities.
  • Responds to emergency situations with competences and composure.
  • Interacts appropriately with various age groups.
  • Accurately assesses and interprets age-specific patient data.
  • Accurately interprets age-specific patient responses to questions and instructions.
  • Considers age-specific patient requirements when responding to emergency situations.
  • Performs specified functions to meet the requirements of each procedure approved for the Facility.
  • Assembles supplies and equipment for schedule procedures according to the physician’s preference cards.
  • Inspects equipment for proper working condition.
  • Performs operating room technician functions following prescribed operating room procedures and principles of aseptic technique.
  • Adheres to aseptic technique when opening sterile packages and preparing for procedures.
  • Arranges instruments according to routine for the scheduled procedure; confirms that instruments work properly.
  • Maintains availability of instruments and supplies to avoid delays.
  • Reports observed or suspected breaks in sterile technique and responds according to Facility policy.
  • Correctly utilizes and cares for supplies and equipment as directed.
  • Handles equipment and instruments correctly to provide availability and safety.
  • Assists in maintaining adequate supplies in the Operating Room for immediate access during procedures.
  • Assists in work areas by cleaning, storing, packaging, and sterilizing instruments.
  • Assists with storing and stocking supplies as directed.
  • Maintains and updates instrument cards and surgeons’ preference cards.
  • Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician.
  • Documents records and other forms according to Facility policy.
  • Communicates information about the patient’s status to others responsible for patient care.
  • Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders and direction.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Position Requirements:

A. Education/Experience

Associates Degree in Surgical Technology or equivalent operating room experience as a Surgical Technologist required.

B. Licensure/Certification

a) Surgical Tech certification strongly preferred.
b) Current Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers, from the American Heart Association required.

A. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

a) Must possess thorough knowledge of surgical instrumentation.
b) Requires frequent judgment and response; occasionally in response to disasters or emergencies, actual events or drills.
c) Requires high-level visual and auditory acuity for timely response.
d) Requires effective listening and language skills adequate for high-level written and interpersonal communication.
e) Must possess customer service skills and be able to demonstrate at all times.
f) Must possess effective organizational skills.
g) Ability to prioritize multiple demands and multi-task.
h) Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
i) Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail while performing tasks.
j) Ability to move quickly in response to physician and patient needs.
k) Ability to recognize and process confidential and sensitive information appropriately.