Altru Health System

Surgical Tech

Location
Grand Forks, ND
Salary
Join our team!
Posted
Jan 07, 2021
Ref
26989
Industry
Healthcare
Role
IT
Job Type
Long-Term
Job Summary

The Surgical Technologist works as part of the team that delivers surgical care in the operating room. The technologist possesses knowledge and skills in sterile and aseptic technique. The Surgical Technologist also demonstrates knowledge of numerous surgical procedures so the needs of the surgeon can be anticipated.

Essential Job Functions
  • Cleans, assembles, operates, and properly cares for instruments, supplies, and equipment used in team specialties. Demonstrates an understanding of surgical procedure classification system and handles operating room specimens according to standard operating procedures.
  • Organizes and prepares case set-up prior to start of case. Identifies and communicates unusual techniques and instruments required for surgery.
  • Provides patient care, according to diagnosis/procedure, utilizing the procedure cards and following established hospital policies and procedures. Documents procedure changes on procedure cards following each case according to standard operating procedures.
  • Identifies and communicates unusual techniques and instruments required for surgery.
  • Participates in measuring and monitoring Quality Indicators and outcomes.
  • Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
  • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
  • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
  • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.


License, Certification & Registration - Title Credentialing Body - Timeframe When Needed - Verified By

  1. Unlicensed Assistive Person - Technician (UAP/T


North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement - Prior to Start Date
  1. Certified Surgical Technician (CST)

National Board of Surgical Tech-Surgical Assist (NBSTSA) - Preferred
  1. Basic Life Support (BLS) - AHA or ARC CPR for Prof. Rescue - Within 2 Months of Start Date

Must be eligible to apply for certification. Graduate of an accredited surgical technology program or graduate of military training program.

Education & Experience Degree/Diploma Program of Study Required/Preferred
  • Associate's Surgical Technologist Required


Experience Required/Preferred
  • A minimum of 1 year of related experience Preferred

Knowledge & Skills Required
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate with and assist patients and guests.
  • Demonstrates ability to process complex instructions translating into logical problem-solving steps
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medical terminology.

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