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Surgical Technologist, Operating Room

North Wilkesboro, NC, United States
Job ID: 115895
Job Family: Patient Care Support
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12541085430226-Surgical Operations

Overview

JOB SUMMARY: 

Renders care to assigned patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse including assisting with direct patient care activities; preparing and stocking the Operating Room before and after surgery; gathering clean and sterile supplies; setting up sterile instrument fields; maintaining and monitoring aseptic techniques. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

Graduation from a Surgical Technology program or from an accredited School of Nursing. 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: 

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required. 
  • Certification in specialty area preferred. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Ensures quality patient care, safety, and advocacy through critical thinking, anticipation and management of case specific needs, under direct supervision of the RN. 
  • Ensures complete, accurate and timely care, cleanliness and management of instruments, equipment and supplies. 
  • Communicates to the team, co-workers and patients in an effective, positive and professional manner. Demonstrates effective, positive, professional manners while exercising verbal and nonverbal communication to the multidisciplinary team, co-workers, and patients. 
  • Takes personal responsibility and initiative for performance, professional growth and development.
  • Demonstrates cost containment activities of instruments and inventory. 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Functions effectively under stressful and difficult situations 
  • Resilient and flexible in a changing environment 
  • Systems for patient safety 
  • Technology/informatics skills 
  • Practice Innovation 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Possible exposure to infections and contagious diseases, hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes 
  • Possible exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation 
  • Handles emergency or crisis situation Subject to many interruptions 
  • Highly stressful and crowded, noisy conditions 
  • Required Protective Equipment: Eye/face protection, gown, mask, gloves, hair covering