Surgical Technologist I, Women & Children Float Pool

Mercy Medical Center

Up to $10,000 Sign-On Bonus!
 
This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by proficiently performing technical skills and providing assistance to surgeons, anesthesia personnel, registered nurses, and other professionals in the operating room. Will also function proficiently as a first scrub in one additional specialty and may function in the second circulator role.
 
Job Duties
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of asepsis and consistently maintains sterile technique.
  • Performs first scrub role on core cases of assigned services and anticipates the surgeon’s requests.
  • Demonstrates basic anatomy related to procedures
  • Ensures all necessary items and equipment are in the room prior to case.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of sterilization and disinfection as evidenced by practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures and correct use or protective barrier equipment.
  • Conducts accurate sponge, needle and instrument counts according to departmental policies in conjunction with RN. Performs first scrub role on core cases.
  • Understands and uses instrumentation/equipment properly considering the maintenance, safety and availability.
Department Specific Duties
  • Responsible for OR continuous readiness throughout shift.
  • Assures that all specimens are correctly labeled and taken to lab/pathology in a timely manner
  • Performs scrub and/or surgical assist duties for cesarean sections, vaginal deliveries and other obstetrical surgeries
  • Collaborates with Sterile Processing PRN to maintain optimal inventory of clean instruments
  • Maintains up-to-date physician preference cards for vaginal and cesarean deliveries
  • Assists with patient cares, including but not limited to: obtaining vital signs, giving newborn baths, performing newborn hearing screens, nursery observation and circumcision assistance in Birthplace, NICU, and Pediatric area
  • Performs and documents patient rounds: asks about patient comfort and needs, removes trays, tidies rooms, assists to bathroom, etc.
  • Participates in vaginal deliveries by setting up delivery tables, assisting with bed adjustments and responds to requests by RN and physician; after delivery assists RN to clean the room as needed
  • Provides clerical support duties including patient admissions and telephone communications
  • Responsible for all qualify control checks per unit policy including blanket and fluid warmers, glucometers and medical gases
  • Participates in inventory control of supplies through expiration date, par level checks and communication with authorized Birthplace personnel for ordering of supplies; stocks and rotates supplies as needed
  • Assures unit supply areas, carts, warmers, beds and rooms are cleaned and stocked. Takes responsibility for reporting shortages and maintenance issues when observed
  • Other duties as assigned, including floating to other hospital departments
  • Performs Surgical Assistant duties as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques used by various surgeons for various procedures
  • Maintains technical skill level and adapts to changes in surgical technique and operative intervention modalities.
  • Demonstrates constructive approach during all interactions with staff and nurse manager toward the organization
  • Completes work assignments on time/readily accepts assignments, as observed by nurse manager
Professional Experience
  • None
Education
  • Graduate of a Surgical Technology Program or equivalent experience required
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Currently certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Women & Children Float Pool
Schedule: Full Time, Variable/Rotating Shifts, 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am, every 3rd weekend, call required

Job ID: 81804

Posted 28 days ago

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