Preps surgery patients and surgical environment before operations; ensures supplies and dedicated devices are sterile and ready for surgery. Conducting sterile and unsterile supplies quality assurance checks, including leak test, bowie dick test, chemical integrators, according to sterilization principles before operation. Ensuring that all decontamination equipment, including washer decontaminators, sonic, cart washers, is free of any bio burden. Performing patient preparation for surgery by washing, shaving, transporting, positioning, and ensuring aseptic incision sites. Calibrating and maintaining both sterile and non-sterile equipment for optimal performance; making minor adjustments to avoid instrument malfunctions and keeping them in operating condition.
If working in North Dakota, must be on the North Dakota Board of Nursing Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) Registry at the time employment begins. A ND LPN License may be used in place of a ND UAP Registry. If working in MN, there are no certification, license, or registry requirements. National certification as a Surgical Technologist is preferred if working in North Dakota or Minnesota. Must be a graduate of an approved school of surgical technology. Experience in an operating room setting is required. Must have a good knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical and surgical terminology, instrumentation, aseptic techniques, and surgical procedures acquired through post-secondary training.
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In addition to strong clinical care, we ...are also committed to research, education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.
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