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Assists the registered nurse in the intra-operative care of the surgical patient by the performance of routine and delegated duties according to the policies and procedures of Boulder Community Hospital.
Education or Formal Training
1.Graduate of a School of Surgical Technology OR
2.Graduate of a School of Nursing with one year experience as a surgical technologist in an acute care setting OR
3.Former training in a military setting acceptable
Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)
1.Colorado Registration is required
3.BLS certification required
4.One to two years experience in an acute care setting preferred
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
Demonstrated physical and mental ability to apply nursing theories, procedures and standards to clinical practice
1-2 years experience is preferred
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
1.Physical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards:
High-pressure steam Explosive Stress
Chemical Radiation Back strain
Electrical Laser Body fluids
Mechanical Laser plume Glutaraldehyde, etc.
Biowaste Paracetic Acid
2.Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, multi-stimuli, etc.
3.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk.
4.The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist.
5.The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
6.The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
7.Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching.
8.The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.
1.Able to work in groups, one-on-one and independently
2.Must possess a cooperative attitude
3.Good conflict resolution and communication skills both written and verbal
4.Support and participates in hospital and departmental PI activities
5.Maintains required level of confidentiality
6.Promotes a positive work environment
7.Advanced interpersonal skills including being a role model for ENCORE! values
Directs activities of secretaries, OR assistant and supply techs
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Meet all requirements of Surgical Tech.
2.Proficiently scrub all complex procedures listed in Surgical Technologist job description as well.
a. Instrumented Spine
Total hip (excluding techs only working weekday shifts)
d. Total Knee (excluding techs only working night and weekend shifts)
e. Advanced vascular (required for techs working weekend and night shifts)
Multisystem trauma (required for techs working weekend and night shifts)
3.Take an active role, under the direction of the Clinical Service Lead while the Service Coordinator is on vacation/off work, ensuring instruments and equipment are available to their specialty service for use.
4.Demonstrate knowledge in the care and handling of instruments, sutures, and other operating room equipment to decrease damage and promote longer equipment life.
5.Demonstrate knowledge of principles of surgical asepsis.
6.Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by preparing and passing of instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies needed during the operative procedure.
7.Assists the RN in the delivery of care to the intra-operative procedure.
8.Demonstrates proper handling of specimens.
9.Consults with and/or advises appropriate personnel of instrument or equipment needs requiring follow-up or attention.
Utilizes physician preference cards and inventory lists to accurately organize equipment and supplies for operative surgical procedures.
Contributes to departmental projects and committees.
Complies with all hospital policies.
Attends in-service programs to continually increase knowledge base and proficiency in third service.
Performs hall duties; i.e. room turnovers, organizing and setting up rooms and equipment.
Responsible for precepting in their specialty service.
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