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Surg Tech I OR/Recovery PRN

Description

Performs procedures in
the O. R. associated with scrub functions, as directed by a Registered Nurse and
prepares surgical suite and instruments, equipment and supplies to assure a
safe patient environment.

Follows
established policies and procedures, objectives, safety standards, and
sensitivity to confidential information.

Willing and able
to demonstrate appropriate core competencies annually or as requested.

Upholds standard
of strict surgical conscious so that patient safety is top priority.

Prepares for
scheduled surgical cases in a timely fashion assuring that all items have been
properly sterilized and are ready to use.

Prepares for cases
on surgical schedule by assuring all supplies and instruments are available.
Reports any discrepancies to manager in a timely fashion to allow time to
retrieve all necessary items.

Prepares for cases
on surgical schedule by assuring all supplies and instruments are available. Reports
any discrepancies to manager in a timely fashion to allow time to retrieve all
necessary items.

Provides
assistance to surgeon during surgical procedures by:- Providing appropriate
instruments to surgeon as directed.- Maintaining complete sterile technique.-
Participating in instrument, needle, and sponge count as directed.

Maintains supplies
required for surgical units:- Cleans, sterilizes instruments.- Maintains
knowledge of all re-processing routine and sterilization processes so that,
during on call situations and when need demands, surgical tech is capable of
working in sterile processing department.- Performs terminal cleaning in the
Surgical Services Department as required.- Assures adequate departmental
supplies.- Reports any missing or broken instruments to department manager to
ensure that replacement equipment is acquired in a timely fashion.- Assists
with and conducts daily and annual inventories of all surgical supplies and
equipment.

Appropriately
handles all specimens as directed by surgeon. Communicates with circulator to
assure proper handling. Reviews specimen's sheet, post procedure, with
circulation to assure proper patient and specimen identification.

Post procedure,
reviews that all items used during procedure have been properly documented in
patient medical record for billing and inventory purposes.

Completes all
training/education required to document competency as to skills orientation
list.

Accepts on-call
schedule as outlined and accepts late assignments as necessary.

Demonstrates self
directed learning and participate in continuing education by attendance at
scheduled meetings, regular in-services, and the completion of all annual
education requirements.

Demonstrates
awareness of self responsibility and accountability for personal professional
growth.

Maintains
confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

Support the
culture of service excellence throughout the organization.

Actively seek ways
to demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and participate in professional
development opportunities.

Performs other
related duties as assigned or requested.

Understands and
adheres to Bell's compliance standards as they appear in Bell's Corporate
Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Nonessential
Functions

Computer and/or
keyboarding skills required. Excellent human relations and oral/written
communication. Excellent organizational abilities. Demonstrated teamwork
skills. Ability to deal with change. Demonstrates a positive attitude towards
initiating continuous improvement. Ability to respond appropriately even in
challenging situation. Ability to work without direct supervision. Ability to
maintain composure and performance standards in high stress/emergency situations.

Qualifications

Minimum Education Completion of an OR Technician
Course and is eligible to be certified as such.

Required Skills Requires critical thinking skills,
decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able
to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Certifications: X
Basic Life Support (BLS) Primary Source Verification: American Heart
Association.



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