Surgical Technologist I or II

Jamestown Regional Medical Center   Jamestown, ND   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on July 5, 2024
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Starting Pay: $19.73 to $24.66 DOE (Surg Tech I)

$20.74 to 25.93 DOE (Surg Tech II)

The position is a casual position (PRN) and working 16 hours per schedule. This position is scheduled Monday - Friday

Assists in the nursing care and preparation of surgical patients of all ages in the Operating Room. Functions as the scrub nurse on the surgical team under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

  • Adheres to the standards of nursing care and the policies and procedures of the hospital, Nursing Department and the Operating Room.
  • Prepares tables, instruments, supplies, and implants as required for specific operations. Has knowledge of surgeon's preference and step-by-step procedure.
  • Assists in preparation and draping of the patient and operative area.
  • Prepares and passes instruments, sutures, sponges and supplies needed in the operative procedure and maintains a correct count.
  • Prepares and maintains the sterile field for the surgical procedure.
  • Assists in the delivery, labeling, and preparation of medication on the sterile field under the director of the RN circulator.
  • Assists in maintenance and care of surgical specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Assists with table equipment, positioning patients, application of casts and dressings.
  • Decontaminates all equipment, instruments, and supplies.
  • Assists in transferring patients to and from the OR suite.
  • Assists other members of the team with terminal cleanup of room in readiness for the next patient.
  • Assists the circulating nurse and nurse anesthetist as assigned or required within the legal limitations.
  • Cleans and stocks assigned rooms.
  • Will participate in ordering and restocking medications within OR department and hospital guidelines.
  • Participates in unit meetings, maintenance of physician preference cards and AM report.
  • Acts as a liaison clinical site coordinator for colleges/universities. Is responsible for the completion of all required/requested documentation as appropriate.
  • Coordinates educational experience for student surgical technologists. Acts as a mentor and preceptor for students.
  • Pull supplies for scheduled procedures for the next day.
  • Relieve staff for breaks and lunches when able.
  • Restock carts and supplies, put away clean instruments/trays, and do PAR level orders.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

High School graduate or equivalent. Graduate from an accredited surgical technologist program or have had on the job training as a scrub tech and be eligible for the ND Board of Nursing Registry as a UAP. Certification required and maintained.

Time to reach competency on the job here: four to six weeks.