Job Title: Surgical Tech
Company: St Anthony Community Hospital
City/State: Warwick, NY
Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical
Department: Operating Room
Position: Part Time
Shift: Day, Evening
Req #: 15141
Posted Date: Mar 03, 2020
The Surgical Tech is responsible for patient care preparation during surgical intervention, under the direction of a registered nurse, in conjunction with the surgeon, anesthesiologist, or nurse anesthetist. This position prepares and maintains supplies and equipment required to deliver safe and effective perioperative care. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining the sterile field during surgery.
Ensures all instruments, equipment, and supplies are available for patient procedure. Communicates with other members of the health care team regarding the patient’s condition during the perioperative period. Cleans and disinfects equipment. Protects the welfare of patients by appropriately handling all surgical specimens including proper labeling and recording into the Pathology log. Applies principles of asepsis to maintain a sterile field and assists with terminal care of equipment and supplies after the surgical procedure is completed. Prepares the OR and sterile field for surgical procedures and ensures the surgical equipment functions properly. Assists the OR team to position patients for surgery. Performs non-invasive prepping to the skin’s surface and drapes patients for surgery. Assists the surgeon’s provision of hemostasis during surgery by handing instruments. Holds a retractor after placement by a healthcare professional. Identifies emergency situations and institutes corrective actions in a calm and efficient manner. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / Requirements:
Prior surgical technician experience required. Experience using the Autoclave for IUSS Immediate Use Steam Sterilization.
High School or equivalent required.
Licenses / Certifications:
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, the use of personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies pertaining to infection control.