PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The Surgical Technician prepares and maintains a sterile field during surgical procedures, passes instruments to the surgeon and performs basic level assisting duties. Provide all supplies, equipment and instruments for assigned procedures, can serve as a second circulator, assist in monitoring use and ordering of supplies, function as preceptor, participate in cleaning of rooms, and equipment, and assist in meeting any other department needs.
Duty 1: Demonstrates flexibility in use of instrumentation and equipment in order to adapt to the changing needs of the patient.
Duty 2: Supports the implementation of clinical changes and evidence based practices.
Duty 3: Demonstrates knowledge of care standards that reflect the professional and The Joint Commission guidelines for care and recognizes personal accountability for the guidelines.
Duty 4: Maintains appropriate isolation techniques and procedures in accordance with universal precautions to maintain a clean and safe work environment.
Duty 5: Demonstrates cost effective awareness and practices efficient non wasteful use of supplies and equipment.
Duty 6: Assumes an active role in keeping informed regarding changes in policy, procedure and equipment.
Duty 7: Tailors care to meet the age specific and developmentally appropriate patient needs
Duty 8: Demonstrates and understanding of proper body mechanics while working with instrumentation and setting up cases.
Duty 9: Assures patient’s rights to confidentiality of care and treatment.
This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent activities in sitting, walking, lifting, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting and standing. The associate must be able to lift 50 pounds. The individual must have excellent eye/hand coordination with the ability to grasp, push and pull, finger dexterity and fine manipulation. The associate must be able to reach work above the shoulder, and be able to use foot controls. This position requires corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The associate must have excellent verbal skills to communicate with patients, physicians, and co-workers.
This position is classified “at risk” for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)