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Surgical Technologist II-Certified-Operating Rooms-Float

Company: UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

Provide a "snapshot" or the principal purpose or focus of the position, consisting of no more than three to five sentences.-- This summary should provide enough information to differentiate the major function and activities of the position from those of other positions.The Certified Surgical Technologist functions as a member of the surgical team to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical, therapeutic, and diagnostic procedures.---- The Certified Surgical Technologist I collaborates with the team to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.---- The Certified Surgical Technologist I is proficient in the role of first or second scrub person, or assistant circulator during procedures within one specialty area.ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions/Responsibilities:Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).-- Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.-- Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.-- Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.-- Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.-- % of Time(annually)Clinical Excellence/Patient Care------------------ Demonstrates knowledge, competency and skills with assisting, maintaining sterile fields, exhibiting aseptic technique and surgical skin preparation during surgical procedures in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.------------------ Is knowledgeable of instrumentation and supplies with setup and handling on sterile field.------------------ Anticipates and responds to needs of surgeon, staff and patient.-------------------- Knowledgeable in functions of Central Sterile Processing related to cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing, wrapping and storage of instrumentation following appropriate "Instructions for Use,"---- ----IFU's of instrumentation.------------------ Understands usage of standard precautions, personal protective equipment and isolation precautions.------------------ Prepares and assembles, all necessary equipment, supplies and positioning aids based on preference card.------------------ Prepares medications for administration on the operative field under the direction of the physician.-- 50 %Development & Patient Education------------------ Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhances Surgical Technology practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.------------------ Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient's and their families' age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.------------------ Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.------------------ Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.-- 40%Basic UPH Performance Criteria------------------------------------ Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.------------------ Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.------------------ Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.------------------ Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.------------------ Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.------------------ Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.-- Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.-- Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.-- 10%Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.-- Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.--Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of BehaviorsConsistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health's values in the performance of job duties and responsibilitiesFoster Unity: ------------------ Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.------------------ Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.------------------ Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.Own The Moment:---- ------------------ Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect------------------ Enthusiastically engage in our work.------------------ Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.------------------ Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.Champion Excellence: ------------------ Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.------------------ Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.------------------ Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.Seize Opportunities: ------------------ Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.------------------ Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.------------------ Have the courage to challenge the status quo.Qualifications-- Minimum RequirementsIdentify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position. Preferred or SpecializedNot required to perform the essential functions of the position.Education:------ High school diploma or GED--Graduation from a nationally accredited surgical technology program Associates degree preferredExperience: -- --License(s)/Certification(s):-------- Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.--Must possess certification in surgical technology through a nationally certifying body (NBSTSA or NCCT)--Must possess current basic life support (BLS) certification NBSTSA certification preferredKnowledge/Skills/Abilities:-------- Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English--Basic computer knowledge using Microsoft Office, web browser, and email--Demonstrates competency for Surgical Technologist I (Skilled), as outlined in Operating Room ST Clinical Ladder-- --Other:------ Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.-- --Apply for this job onlineEmail this job to a friendShare on your newsfeedNeed help finding the right job?We can recommend jobs specifically for you! 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