Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Surgical Technologist

Location
Jamestown, ND
Salary
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Posted
Jan 14, 2021
Ref
1625
Industry
Healthcare
Role
Other
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time
Overview

Sign-on Bonus Available.

Full-time, benefited position working 72-80 hours per two week pay period. Days of work are Monday - Friday with variable day hours. Weekend work will include every 4th weekend on call. Holiday work will include every 4th holiday on call. Night call is 1 night per week on call.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Pulls 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.a
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Qualifications

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 as a Surgical Tech is required and will need to be maintained.

Previous work experience in the Operating Room preferred but not required. Time to reach competency on the job here: four to six weeks.

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