07 Aug
Surgery Certified Surgical Tech
Kentucky, Hopkinsville

To act as a primary scrub person who handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment utilized for surgical procedures. Anticipates the needs of the surgeon and has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure. Has an understanding of the procedures being performed and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. adheres to departmental and AORN standards; Human Resource, hospital-wide, and departmental policies and procedures. Continuously monitors the quality of care delivered to our patients to promote efficacy, appropriateness, availability, timelines, effectiveness, continuity, safety, efficiency, and respect and caring. Provides a safe environment. Demonstrates use and troubleshooting of equipment. Ability to take directions from RN. Provides health care at the best value without compromising patient care. Utilizes knowledge of anatomy and physiology/medical terminology for proper case preparation. Secures equipment and supplies based on patient's needs. Performs accurate sponge, sharp, and instrument counts consistent with policy and procedure. Creates, maintains, and monitors and sterile field. Constantly maintains an orderly instrument table/mayo and passes instruments and equipment as necessary to facilitate, without interruption. Adheres to departmental policy and procedure and AORN standards in scrubbing, gowning, gloving, draping, and aseptic technique. Applies proper principles of prepping patient for procedure. Immediately removes/reports equipment/instruments that are broken or not safe for patient use., Precepts/orients new personal and students. Accepts and labels medications onto the sterile field according to policy. Provides age specific care. Regularly attends departmental meetings, asks questions, and remains informed. Maintains open communication with physicians, peers, and leadership. Actively assists and supports performance improvement activities.Required SkillsMinimum Education: High School Graduate or GED equivalent. School of surgical technology graduate or programs otherwise acceptable to the Association.Required Licenses: Certified Surgical Technologist. Certification from National Association Scrub Technologists preferred; required within one year of employment. BLS certification – American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider) required, must be current. Membership in professional organization is strongly encouraged. Required ExperienceMinimum Work Experience: One year experience in surgical environment preferred; new graduates will be considered.

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