Decatur Memorial Hospital Decatur, IL, USA
Jun 29, 2018Full time
Summary Functions as a member of surgical team, maintains sterile environment for surgical patients of all ages, ensures availability of case-specific supplies and equipment and passes instruments and supplies. Essential Functions Ensures sterile environment and applies sterile and safe techniques. Assists in preparation and draping of the patient. Assists with operating room setup. Wears lead aprons during radiological surgical procedure. Always wears eye protection and personal protection equipment/uses hands free zone. Reports unsafe conditions. Disassembles and decontaminates instruments/supplies. Performs as a scrub nurse or assistant, anticipating surgeon’s needs throughout. Plans for procedures by reviewing case cart and resource map. Sets up and passes instruments, sutures and supplies during surgical procedures. Identifies specimens with the surgeon and the circulating nurse, places in appropriate container that is properly labeled. Transports specimen to appropriate lab pickup area. Transports surgery patients as needed. Utilizes supplies and equipment in cost-effective manner. Maintains adequate supplies/par levels for assigned specialty items (i.e. mesh, staplers, special suture, and ortho systems). Updates resource maps on an ongoing basis. Collaborates with RN for correct sponge, needle, and instrument count. Achieves goals identified at previous annual or 90 day evaluation. Maintains proficiency in specialties and flexibility in all other areas. Attends meetings and in-services to further self-growth. Completes required Computer Based Learnings (CBL’S) on NetLearning Seeks information from literature and resource persons for all specialties. Maintains requirements for certification. Assists in instructing staff, students, and new employees. Adheres to departmental/DMH policies. Performs other duties as assigned. Regular attendance and punctuality. Unscheduled hours and weekly stay-lates. Participation in 24-hour call rotation. Education and/or Other Requirements Graduate of a recognized Surgical Technologist program or military experience as a Surgical Technologist with at least 1 year experience.