NBSTSA Certified Surgical Tech I - Operating Room

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Rotating - 10 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
The Surgical Technician I demonstrates behaviors in concert with Stanford Health Care Mission, Values, Policies and Procedures. S/he acts as a member of the surgical team providing patient care to the patients undergoing surgical procedures. S/he prepares the appropriate instrumentation and materials for use during and on the surgical field, passing instruments. S/he assists with room turnover. This position performs other scrub duties as directed, under supervision.

LocationsStanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments, supplies and equipment in a timely manner.
  • Adheres to all policies and practices for safe identification and handling of specimens and medications.
    Has knowledge of medications and its intended use on the field. Is aware of patients' weight and
    maximum doses of medication when appropriate, Is aware and knows patient allergies
  • Handles specimens and medications using correct technique and according to departmental policy and
  • Provides information related to care/preparation of surgical instruments/equipment for
    sterilization/disinfection procedures
    Performs the necessary surgical counts on sharps, small items, instruments and sponges with the
    circulating nurse prior to opening, during, and after closing the incision.
  • Prepares the surgical field by opening correct supplies and preparing instruments and equipment needed for the scheduled case. Assures all materials are available and in working order and verifies own skill in using equipment correctly.
  • Maintains all annual requirements, competencies, and professional development
  • Provides indirect patient care activities such as patient transportation. Assist with standard work and cleaning at completion of procedure
  • Maintains aseptic technique: actively monitors situations that could lead to a breach in aseptic technique. Communicates and immediately corrects breaks in aseptic technique
  • Ensures that equipment is functioning properly and immediately notifies appropriate personnel of any problems. Tests equipment prior to use on field. Adheres to the LPCH unit policies in regards to equipment maintenance
    Assists with restraining uncooperative/combative patient in a safe manner
Education Qualifications
  • Other Completion of an accredited program recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or formal structure surgical program, (e.g., military services)
Experience Qualifications
  • None required
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus
  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions
  • Ability to speak/write effectively at a level appropriate for the job
  • Knowledge and theoretical understanding of normal/abnormal anatomy/physiology
  • Knowledge and understanding of surgical procedures to anticipate needs/request from surgeons
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
  • Knowledge of general safety procedures
  • Ability to use judgment to determine own work flow
  • Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues.
  • Knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology, anticipates and responds to needs of surgeons by requesting instruments/supplies based on procedure and case progress.
  • In collaboration with ANM/Education sets realistic and measurable goals for performance plan and improvement
Licenses and Certifications
  • BLS - Basic Life Support
  • CST - Certified Surgical Tech

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SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

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