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DepartmentRCH Surgical Services
Scheduled Weekly Hours40
Job SummaryThe 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
● 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.
Education - Associates in Health Related Field
Work Experience - 1+ years of Surgical Technologist Experience; 1+ years of Healthcare Experience
Certification - Within 12-months of hire Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - Association of Surgical Technologies (AST)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.10 Rapid City Regional Hospital, Inc.
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