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
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)
Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC.
Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior
Various types of medical instruments & equipment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health