POSITION SUMMARY: A person having extensive knowledge, experience, proficiency and/or certifications in comprehensive, technical surgical skills that provides technical leadership in the care of the perioperative patient. Working under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, attends to the patients direct care needs. Works in partnership with a Registered Nurse and although this individual does not assume an independent assignment, can be relied upon to demonstrate excellence in the direct care of the most complex perioperative patients. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives in collaboration with other health team members. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all customer groups.
PROVISION OF SERVICES
Assists the RN in all cases inclusive of the most complex patients with the implementation of an age appropriate plan of care through tasks delegated by the RN
Demonstrates an expert level of technical skills in care delivery and performing tasks delegated by the RN based on patients' condition.
Demonstrates both knowledge and technical expertise regarding sterile processing, procedures, equipment, supplies, instruments, and surgical sequence for all procedures applicable to this Lead Tech - OR/Surgical level (see attached Lead Tech Orientation Checklist).
Demonstrates the ability to pass instruments and second scrub on all procedures applicable to ability in meeting Lead Tech competencies
Demonstrates willingness to learn and then educate others on new procedures, equipment, and techniques. Is able to translate knowledge into teaching others.
Demonstrates ability to use prior knowledge in adapting to and learning new procedures.
Assists the RN and other Surgical Technologists to provide an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors and employees.
Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work.
A hospital is only as good as its caregivers. That's why we're looking for allied health professionals who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for employees who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. We're looking for exceptional professionals who share our vision and values.
Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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