Surgical Tech-Agh Surgery-Full Time

Lafayette General Health Crowley , LA 70526

Posted 2 months ago

AGH-Lab

Full Time

SUMMARY: Cares for patients in the hospital, or other medical facility, under direction of nursing and/or physicians, by performing the following duties. Provides exceptional service and/or care to all patients, customers and team members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates clinical competency in his/her area of practice

  • Organizes duties in order of priority and demand

  • Assists with the preparation of instruments, supplies, and equipment for the planned procedure

  • Participates in the universal protocol/time-out procedure

  • Demonstrates knowledge and preparedness for patient's needs based on age-related criteria

  • Assists with patient preparation and draping of the operative/procedural site

  • Assists in monitoring and controlling environment, noise, and traffic flow

  • Operates mechanical, electrical, and air powered equipment according to manufacturer's instructions; removes malfunctioning equipment from use and follows appropriate procedure for removal from patient care area and communicates malfunction by describing what is not working properly to those that need information

  • Monitors and maintains integrity of sterile field at all times and communicates any break in aseptic technique to nurse

  • Handles specimens according to hospital policy

  • Follows hospital policy and/or nurses' direction regarding counting of sharps/instruments and sponges

  • Communicates any patient safety concerns to nurse

  • Anticipates needs of surgical field and requests supplies in a timely manner

  • Labels all medication in sterile fields according to policy and procedure

  • Minimizes turnover by initiating activities as needed, i.e. cleaning floor, wiping furniture, etc.

  • Observes and reports skin color and integrity upon removal of bovie and positioning pads as applicable

  • Assists in the organization and updating of preference cards

  • Collaborates with team to restock room and remove excess supplies and equipment

  • Makes efficient use of down time, seeks out work, willing to work on special projects

  • Demonstrates consistent and appropriate use of engineering controls, work practice controls, and personal protective equipment as directed by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

  • Maintains a neat and clean patient environment

  • Performs other duties as required

Education/Training/Experience

  • Graduate from an accredited school of Surgical Technology preferred

  • On the job experience in the role of a surgical technologist in OR,

L& D, OR and/or cath lab.

License(s), Certification(s), Registration(s), Accreditation(s)

  • CPR Certification

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC.

  • Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

  • Computer

  • Various types of medical instruments & equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a

maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis

  • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients' rooms, as well as to

and from various hospital areas


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