Surgical Technician | Rapid City Hospital | Full Time

Rapid City, SD Full time 21_1826


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Job Family

Surgical Services


RCH Surgical Services

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Job Summary

The Surgical Technician functions as a member of the surgery team in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. He/she handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. He/she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field

Job Description

Essential Functions:
●  Performs interventions, skills, and procedures consistent with accepted standards of surgical practice, policies and procedures in the surgical suite. These include, but are not limited to: preparing the Operating Room to include necessary supplies and equipment as indicated by the patient's status; providing appropriate safety and comfort measures to the patient; providing proper patient transfer and positioning; assuring maintenance of asepsis and sterile field; assuring well-being of patient including fluid balance and skin integrity; competency in equipment, supplies and their usage; investigating unfamiliar procedures, techniques, and medications; demonstrating organizational ability by using time, equipment, and personnel effectively; knowing and performing correct sterilization procedures; assuring minimal time loss between cases; utilizing physician preference cards.
●  Handles unanticipated events and crisis situations in a professional manner. Is alert to potential problems and notifies appropriate individuals as necessary.
●  Performs the technical procedures necessary for job responsibilities in a safe, effective, efficient, legal and professional manner. Is responsible for own education, personal growth and development. Takes timely action & appropriately plans for cases with consideration of individual needs.
●  Utilizes organizational assets appropriately which includes supplies, equipment, time and property. Manages room and supplies to promote use of only items needed in case and questions waste.
●  Establishes, maintains, and monitors the surgical environment to ensure that the potential for infection is reduced by proper sterilization, decontamination, and disinfection procedures.
●  Willing to assist in other roles to keep costs down and quality high.
●  Consistently performs appropriate counts per OR policy as evidenced by observation/chart review.
●  Support the Institution by operating in an efficient and cost-effective manner while projecting a positive image to the community.
●  Supports process improvement by addressing situations that are of concern and follows through with appropriate intervention.
●  The Surgical Technician ensures that all required elements are in place for efficient completion of any and all procedures.
●  All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


Education - Associate in a Healthcare related field or Surgical Technician Certificate from an accredited program

Certification - Within 12-months of hire Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - Association of Surgical Technologies (AST); or Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - Nation Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)


Work Experience - 1+ years of Surgical Technologist Experience; 1+ years of Healthcare Experience

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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