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Surgical Tech II - Full Time Day - des Peres Campus

Company: St Luke's Hospital of Chesterfield MO
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Details $7,500 sign on bonus for 1+ years OR experience Description Provides technical scrub skills in the operating room during surgical procedures and assists surgical team as needed in any other capacity, according to established procedures. Principle Accountabilities: 1. Assist in preparing operating room for next day cases by setting up room equipment, "pulling cases" accurately, and reporting to supervisor/material management items that are needed and not available. 2. Prepares operating room for use on day of surgery by obtaining equipment, instrumentation including available vendor trays, and assists circulator with room set up. Assists with room turn over and preparation for cases following. 3. Appropriately prepares for surgical case(s) by obtaining equipment, supplies, and instrumentation including vendor trays. Assists with preparation and breakdown of the operating room for each case assigned. 4. Responsible for obtaining specimen from the sterile field, and communicating the surgeon's choice of medium. Follows guidelines or specimen handoff from the Operating Room to the Laboratory. 5. Demonstrates and participates with positioning of the patient, maintaining safe functional alignment, exposure of surgical site and to provide physical support as it relates to specific surgical procedures in the Operating Room. 6. Performs verification of medication and implant verification to include name, size, laterality, dosage, and expiration date with the Circulator. 7. Performs "No Thing Left Behind" surgical counts. 8. Verifies that all medications are labeled with medication name, dose, and expiration date. 9. Demonstrates principles of aseptic and sterile technique and counts of sponges, needles, and instruments. 10. Anticipates surgical case needs throughout the surgical procedure. 11. Responds for emergency cases within 30 minutes or less. 12. Participates and follows the "Time Out" process. 13. Disposes of sharps, glass, and disposable items in the designated containers. 14. Follows proper procedure for handling hazardous waste materials. 15. Keeps the clinical area clean, organized, and equipment in working order for each case. Maintains an orderly work environment by keeping operating rooms, storage areas, hallways and all units clean, tidy and hazard free. 16. Cleans equipment, tables and floor as required with proper cleaning solution. Removes soiled linen and trash properly. Replaces suction liners, trash bags and other supplies as needed. Returns cleaned equipment to appropriate area after the case. 17. Follows department and organization Code of Conduct. 18. Follows department and organization Policies and Procedures. 19. Attends mandatory in-services 100 % 20. Performs other duties as assigned. Education High School diploma or GED required. Graduate of an accredited Surgical Tech School with certification required or minimum of 3 years Surgical Technician experience. Experience Evaluative skills necessary for patient safety. Knowledge of surgical instruments and equipment.Decision making skills required for treatment planning/implementation.Clinical reasoning and judgment skills necessary for evaluation of interventions and for safety of patients and self.Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with patients, visitors and staff. Ability to recognize need for and alter communication with patients with communication impairments.Ability to manage time, organize daily schedule to meet productivity standards, and cope with professional stress. Working Conditions Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. --- Ability to lift heavy objects using proper lifting techniques and with assistance as necessary. --- Ability to transfer and move patients who vary with ability to assist weighing 200+ lbs using proper lifting techniques and with assistance as necessary. --- Ability to push and pull equipment weighing in excess of 100 lbs using proper techniques and with assistance as necessary. --- Manual dexterity, coordination and skillful use of hands when working with patient and equipment, which may include pushing buttons, adjusting dials, turning on/off switches, buckling, holding and positioning limbs/body parts, etc. --- Ability to physically perform necessary documentation in writing or use of tape recorder. Mission/Values MISSION Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke's is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve. Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and respect for each other and those we serve. VISION As an independent healthcare network, we create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to high quality, safe and personalized services. CORE VALUES Human Dignity We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God. Compassion We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family. Justice We honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of the common good. Excellence We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement. Stewardship We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity. FACES - Friendly - Available - Caring - Efficient - Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers.

Keywords: St Luke's Hospital of Chesterfield MO, St. Louis , Surgical Tech II - Full Time Day - des Peres Campus, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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