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Job Title: Surgical Tech

Company: St Anthony Community Hospital

City/State: Warwick, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Operating Room

Position: Full Time

Hours: m - f variable

Shift: Day

Req #: 10445

Job Details:

Primary Function/General Purpose of Position The surgical technician functions as a member of the patient care team during surgical intervention, under the direction of a registered nurse, in conjunction with the surgeon, anesthesiologist, or nurse anesthetist. The surgical technician assists by preparing, handling and maintaining supplies and equipment required to deliver safe and effective perioperative care and is responsible for maintaining the sterile field during surgery. Essential Job Functions Demonstrates clear knowledge necessary to provide patient care by ensuring all instruments, equipment, and supplies are available for procedure. Communicate with other members of the health care team regarding the patient’s condition during the Perioperative period. Demonstrates correct application for cleaning /disinfection of equipment Specimen Handling- *Protects welfare of patient by accurate handling of specimen. *Disposition of all surgical specimens, initial specimen label are entered into Pathology log book. Apply principles of asepsis, maintains sterile field technique at the sterile field, assists with terminal care of equipment and supplies after the surgical procedure is completed. Assist to prepare the OR and sterile field for surgical procedures including setting up sterile supplies, instruments & equipment & ensuring that surgical equipment function properly & safely. Assist healthcare professionals to move & position patients for surgery. Assist healthcare professionals to perform non-invasive prepping of the skin’s surface & draping patients for surgery. Assist the surgeon’s provision of hemostasis during surgery by handing instruments. Holding a retractor after placement by a healthcare professional Anticipating instrument needs of a surgeon Demonstrate the ability to use the Autoclave for IUSS Immediate Use Steam Sterilization. Identifies emergency situations and institutes corrective actions in a calm and efficient manner Employment Qualifications High school graduate or equivalent required. Prior surgical technician experience required.