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Cleveland Clinic

Location

WESTON, FL

Job Category
Health Care-Cleveland Clinic
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Job Ref #

835EDA7D-78CF-4

Job Title

SURGICAL TECHNICIAN CERTIFIED Job

SURGICAL TECHNICIAN CERTIFIED

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Hospital: Cleveland Clinic Florida
Facility: CLEVELAND CLINIC FLORIDA
Department: OPERATING ROOM ACC
Job Code: 000927
Pay Grade: 12
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 10-Hour Shifts
Hours: 1:00pm-11:30pm
Job Details:

GENERAL SUMMARY

The position of the Certified Surgical Technician within the Department of Surgical Services is based on the philosophy of Peri-Operative Nursing developed by AORN. The Surgical Technician participates in the peri-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative phases of the patients’ experience. These activities are based on the theory, that the care of the Surgical Patient is based on creative application of knowledge, skills, and inter-personal competencies. The ultimate goal of this position is to assist in the provision of quality individualized Patient Care. The role of the Surgical Technician varies and may include, but is not limited to, peer education, maintenance of the sterile field, advocacy, efficient provision of resources, maintenance of supply inventory, enforcement of standards and integration and coordination of care across the surgical setting.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Graduate from an approved course in Surgical Technology or related curriculum, Current BLS certification, current certification with the National Association of Surgical Technologists.

B. Required Length and Type of Experience

At least two years experience in a multi-disciplined OR in an acute care hospital setting preferred.

C. Required Licensure, Certification or Registry

Current BLS certification,

Current certification with the National Association of Surgical Technologists.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Reviews daily assignment and ascertains type of Surgeon specific preferences and type of Anesthesia.

2. Identifies and prioritizes individual patient care needs taking into consideration age, physiological, cultural and physical status.

3. Plans care based on contemplated procedure, standards of practice, admission assessment and MD preferences.

4. Assembles, checks and opens sterile packs, sutures, etc.

5. Practices and assists others in maintaining aseptic technique and electrical and environmental safety in department.

6. Complies with required standards for patient positioning, skin preparation, counting, side-site verification and other departmental policies and procedures.

7. Remains with the sterile set-up to assure maintenance of the sterile field. Assists with draping; reports/corrects any break in sterile technique as they occur.

8. Prepares/edits Surgeon's preference lists to assure quality care of the surgical patient.

9. Communicates pertinent information during procedure and during personnel changes, including status of surgical procedure.

10. Assures that equipment and supplies are utilized at appropriate levels and returned to their proper location after use.

11. Collects specimens as directed by Surgeon, identifies origin of each specimen to RN Circulator. Follows standard policy and procedure for specimen collection.

12. Completes Repair Worksheet on all malfunctioning equipment with proper follow-through.

13. Demonstrates prudence in par level supplies and utilization.

14. Serves as a resource individual for a surgical sub-specialty.

15. Assists Surgeon and assistants with retraction and suction as directed.

16. Assures that all biohazard material is handled and disposed of properly utilizing universal precautions.

17. Coordinates with RN Circulator to assure that required equipment and supplies are available prior to patient entry.

18. Maintains an orderly sterile field keeping accurate counts of all sutures, sharps, soft goods and instrumentation according to policy and procedure.

19. Displays dexterity in the use of surgical instrumentation and knowledge of surgical procedure.

20. Assists RN Circulator to ensure proper room utilization through decreased turnover time per CPT and scheduled procedural time review.

21. Assures that all instrumentation is returned to Decontamination with proper documentation count sheets.

Category: Allied Health


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