Surgical Technician, Operating Room

Catholic Health Initiative Lexington , KY 40598

Posted 3 weeks ago

Full Time, 7a-3:30p, Saint Joseph Hospital

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That's what you'll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You'll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we'll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!

JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSE

Contributes to the safe, efficient operation of the surgical suite by assisting the physician, circulating RNs and anesthesia personnel during all levels of surgical procedures. Has primary responsibility for set-up of the instruments/equipment on the sterile field to perform each surgical procedure, operation, and cleaning of all procedural equipment during procedures. Works as a team member to provide harmonious flow of the surgical schedule and operating room running smoothly.

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

  • Contributes to efficient operation of the surgical suite and department

  • Maintains confidentiality of information in the surgical suite and department

  • Assists in delivering high quality care services in a professional, compassionate and courteous manner with respecting the dignity and individuality of each person who comes in contact with the organization by following the Standards of Excellence, Standards of Behavior and Conduct and Standards of Professional Appearance.

  • Gives direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the RNs

  • Responsible for the care, handling, and processing of all of the equipment and instruments.

  • Prepares and sets up for all surgical procedures ensuring that the correct equipment and supplies are available during the case.

  • Ability to assist the physicians as needed with equipment and supplies consistent with their job classification.

  • Knowledge of all complex and therapeutic procedures performed in the unit.

  • Ability to set up and assist with out of the department cases at the bedside or in the OR as necessary

  • Passing sterile instruments during surgery in anticipation of the surgeon's needs.

  • Able to recognize and communicate any patient issues to RN or physician during the procedure.

  • Maintains supplies and stocks procedure rooms and travel carts during down time

  • Assists with tracking locations and maintaining inventory of equipment

  • Disinfects and cleans scopes and equipment according to SGNA/ASGE standards and hospital policy.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

  • Must be a graduate of an approved technician program

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Manual dexterity and strong attention to detail. Experience with varied high-tech surgical equipment.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Certification preferred. One year of OR, endoscopy or hospital experience preferred

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0245027

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Market: CHI-Franciscan Harrison Medical Center

About Us

We are excited to share that CHI was named as one of America's Best Employers 2019, by Forbes. Click here to learn more.

Chances are, you're here because you're looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We're confident you'll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

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