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Surgical Technologist I- OR/ OFFFEATURED

Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Job Description:

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/Position Specific DutiesJob Specific Duties/Essential FunctionsDemonstrates 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 surgeons requests.Demonstrates basic anatomy related to proceduresEnsures 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.Position Specific Job Duties/Essential FunctionsN/AKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesDemonstrates knowledge of techniques used by various surgeons for various proceduresMaintains 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 organizationCompletes work assignments on time/readily accepts assignments, as observed by nurse managerProfessional Experience Required vs. PreferredNoneEducation-Required vs. PreferredGraduate of a Surgical Technology Program or equivalent experience required.Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. PreferredCurrently certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support in accordance with the American Heart Association requiredPhysical Activity RequirementsConstant = 67-100% of workdayReachingStandingWalkingHearingRepetitive motionBalancingGraspingFeelingClimbingHandlingFrequent = 34-66% of workdayLiftingFingeringTalkingStoopingKneelingCrouchingPushingPullingOccasional = 33% or less of workdaySittingPhysical Demand RequirementsHeavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Keywords: Mercy Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids , Surgical Technologist I- OR/ OFFFEATURED, Healthcare , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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