POSITION SUMMARY: A person prepared in technical surgical skills who actively participates in the care of the surgical patient. Working under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, attends to the patient's direct care needs and performs tasks as delegated by the RN. Works in a partnership with a RN; does not assume an independent assignment. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives in collaboration with other health team members. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all customer groups.
KEY PERFORMANCE FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. SERVICE EXCELLENCE
Demonstrates three service excellence competencies.
II. HOUSEWIDE REQUIREMENTS
Meets the organization's expectations regarding house-wide requirements.
III. PROVISION OF SERVICES
A. Assists the RN with implementation of an age appropriate plan of care through tasks routinely delegated by the RN and tasks delegated by the RN based on patient's condition and the individual's skills. B. Can first and second scrub simple uncomplicated surgical cases applicable to the Tech level. C. Demonstrates both knowledge and technical expertise regarding sterile processing. D. Demonstrates both knowledge and technical expertise regarding procedures, equipment, supplies, instruments, and surgical sequence for all procedures applicable to the Tech level (see attached Tech Orientation Checklist). E. Demonstrates ability to use prior knowledge in adapting to and learning new procedures. F. Assists the RN to provide an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors, and employees.
Revised June 2013 2
JOB TITLE: Tech - OR/Surgical (Cert)
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
1. Ability to converse, read, and write in English. 2. Ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, vendors, and others. 3. Ability to remain calm under stress. 4. Ability to respond to pages. 5. Ability to repeatedly twist, squat, and stoop 6. Bending, lifting (25 lbs. minimum), grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing, pulling, squatting, and prolonged walking and standing. 7. Exposure to infectious organisms, agents and toxic chemicals. 8. Ability to make decisions within the limitations of the job.
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MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDS USED:
1. Computer 2. Telephone 3. Instrument sets 4. Sterilizers 5. Positioning aids and restraints 6. Surgical equipment, suture, and supplies 7. Other specific to area of assignment
EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
1. High School diploma or equivalent required 2. Was employed to practice surgical technology in a healthcare facility before September 1, 2009 or Is in the service of the federal government, to the extent the person is performing duties related to that service 3. Completion of a surgical technologist program with certification required. 4. Two years surgical technology experience preferred. 5. Current BLS certification upon hire and maintain certification throughout employment.