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Surgical Tech Intern

Rome, GA, United States
Job ID: 112857
Job Family: Residents/Interns
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Mon- Fri
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12311112530170-Operating Room


Surgical Technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the medical team providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings and the Atrium Health Floyd Surgical Technologist Internship would provide selected employees with a basic knowledge of Surgical Technology. The Surgical Technologist Intern works under the supervision of licensed medical personnel to facilitate safe and effective surgical procedures. The internship program consists of lectures, group activities, demonstrations, hands-on instruction and clinical practice, and may include computer-based or blended learning options. Practical exercises and computerized or written examinations will be used to assess accumulation and retention of knowledge and skills.

The Surgical Technologist Internship Program would provide both simulated and clinical training in various aspects of Perioperative care. Lecture, demonstration, e-learning materials, simulations, and laboratory practice are blended and utilized during the didactic phase of training. Subjects include Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to the Surgical Environment, Microbiology, Surgical Pharmacology, Surgical Supplies and Equipment, Supplies and Equipment, Functions of the Sterile and Non-Sterile Team Member, Basic Life Support, and Basic Surgical Technologist Skills. Outcomes-based practice, performance improvement and safety techniques are emphasized throughout the program. Instruction and practice in medical ethics, patient care, and an extensive low fidelity surgery simulation prepares students to transition to a clinical setting. Clinical training may occur at military or civilian treatment facilities. Clinical training includes kinesthetic instruction, case studies and participation in a myriad of surgical specialties and settings.

A. Education/Training
1. High school diploma or GED from an accredited institute required
2. Graduate of accredited Sterile Processing program preferred
B. Experience
1. Minimum of one year documented instrument technician experience in a sterile processing department required
C. Licensure/Certification
1. Certification in Sterile Processing preferred