Assists the surgical team with preparation and care of patients undergoing surgical procedures.
Opens and prepares operating rooms utilizing aseptic techniques. Duties include determining room orientation, setting up necessary equipment/instruments/supplies for the day’s scheduled surgical procedures, and checking to assure equipment is working properly.
Assists the surgical team as directed. Duties may include passing instruments and other sterile supplies to surgical team members, holding retractors, preparing sutures/sponges/ other surgical supplies, applying dressings, counting sponges/needles/supplies/instruments, and removing surgical drapes.
Transports patients to and from the operating room.
Interacts with patients and provides emotional support to patients as needed.
Performs cleaning and maintenance of the operating room between cases and at the end of the day; decontaminates, assembles, and sterilizes instruments/equipment/supplies.
Performs preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of surgical instrumentation and equipment.
Prepares for the following day’s cases by pulling patient charts, organizing equipment and supplies, and ordering necessary equipment/instruments/supplies for specialty cases.
Assists with cleaning, processing, sterilizing, and preparing surgical instrumentation and patient supply items.
Assists nurses with procedures as directed.
Completes required documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with Hospital policies.
Provides guidance and training to assigned student interns.
Supports and serves as a role model for our mission, vision, values, and customer service initiatives. Adheres to the organization’s policies & procedures, and compliance guidelines.
Performs other duties as assigned.
*Must be certified as a surgical technician
*No experience is required. *Related work experience--Preferred
*Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent plus completion of an accredited Surgical Technician Program
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
*Knowledge of surgical procedures, instrumentation, and correct terminology. The incumbent is also required to have knowledge of sterile procedures/aseptic techniques, and surgical procedures. *Knowledge of accrediting and regulatory standards and hospital policies related to the provision of patient care including HIPAA confidentiality and JCAHO mandates *Written and computer skills necessary to prepare required documentation *Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, and other health care professionals in the exchange of information *Mental ability to deal with the concerns and emotional needs of patients, and appropriately respond to stressful/emergency situations *Physical ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, transfer/lift/ reposition/assist patients, and properly set-up/utilize the equipment/ devices necessary in providing patient care *Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job
Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.