Surgical Technician - Main OR Westwood
of the Charge Nurse within the Operating Room, the Surgical Tech completes
surgical set-ups according to department standards. The Surgical Tech ensures
and is responsible for the care of the patient in the surgical suite, and is
responsible for the surgical instrumentation and the preparation of supplies
and equipment used, as well as other related duties. Duties include
anticipating patient needs at the sterile field, related to preparing for all supplies,
instruments and equipment. The Surgical Tech is responsible for implementing
knowledge of aseptic technique, practices related to prevention of retained
foreign objects, safe medication labeling and handling, anticipatory skills
related to the sequence of the procedure, and safe specimen handling. Complies
with standards of practice related to instrument and equipment management.Qualifications
Working knowledge of the use, function and operation
of all operating room equipment.
Working knowledge of aseptic technique.
Working knowledge of surgical procedures; anatomy and the correct terminology.
Ability to provide information, explain policies and procedures to team
Ability to speak, write and read English.
Ability to set priorities, recognize
emergency situations and take the appropriate action under the direction of the
nurse in charge.
Work independently and follow through on all assignments.
Ability to move objects, such as heavy carts and handle surgical equipment
Ability to take emergency call whenever assigned.
Minimum 2 years
Ability to independently scrub on multiple surgical services.
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