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Open Heart Surgical Technologist - Surgery - Full Time

Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Job Description:

Three 12 hour shifts, with 10-15 days of call per month. JOB SUMMARY Prepares for scheduled operations and arranges sterile set up of instrument table according to estab--lished procedures. Assists surgeons by passing instruments and supplies, holding retractors and anticipating surgeons' needs during course of surgery. Cleans operating room and stores equipment and supplies. JOB DUTIES 1.--Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values. 2.--Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information. 3.--Scrubs for cases according to established sterile procedures and changes into operative clothing; dons sterile gown and gloves and assists surgeons with same. 4.--Prepares for scheduled operative procedure by arranging sterile set up of instrument table with linens, instruments and sutures required for specific procedures according to surgeons' preference. Assists nurse with counting of sponges. 5.--Assists surgeons with draping and positioning patient. 6.--Passes instruments, sponges, sutures and other sterile supplies and equipment to surgeons and assistants during procedures, holds retraction devices and acts to anticipate and respond to surgeons' needs during course of surgery. 7.--Receives surgical specimens, places same in preservative solutions, and notifies circulating nurse of source of material. 8.--Counts sponges, needles and instruments used during surgery before closing, and assists with sterile dressing of operative site following closing. 9.--Cleans operating room according to established procedures following each case by removing drapes, replacing hamper and trash bags, disposing of used supplies, cleaning and returning equipment to appropriate storage areas, and so forth. 10.--Washes delicate instruments requiring special handling and wraps instruments in preparation for gas or steam steri-lizing. 11.--Performs related clerical and service duties such as answering telephones, relaying messages, booking cases, trans-porting patients to and from surgery, requisitioning supplies, and so forth. 12.--Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed. JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES Education: High School graduate with formal training as a surgery tech. Associates in allied health surgical technology preferred. Licensure: Surgical Technologist certification preferred. CPR certification on hire or able to obtain within 60 days. Experience: 2 years in operating room as a surgical technologist. Other Job Requirements:-- Knowledge of operating room procedures. Knowledge of patient safety procedures. Skilled in effective participation on surgical team. Skilled in safety and infection control procedures. Skilled in equipment maintenance. Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

Keywords: Saint Joseph Health System, South Bend , Open Heart Surgical Technologist - Surgery - Full Time, Other , Mishawaka, Indiana

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