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. Under the supervision of the Department Director, provides supervision of the sterile processing staff and oversight responsibility for the timely, accurate, and safe processing of instrumentation. Assesses instrument sets for completion, too much/too little inventory, and adjusts content to meet needs. In addition, working under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, attends to the patients direct care needs. Acts a primary preceptor for Surgical Technology Students, Surgical Technologists, and Central Sterile/Supply Techs in developing needed direct care skills and performs tasks as delegated by the Director/RN. When involved in patient care, works in partnership with a RN 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. In addition, Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all customer groups.
PROVISION OF SERVICES
Responsible for sterile processing staff, equipment, and instrumentation for sterile processing. Is competent to function in the staff role and actively does so when needed.
Acts as a resource to sterile processing staff for job performance.
Acts as a resource to OR staff to meet patient needs.
Collaborates with Materials Management Resource Coordinator to obtain and maintain adequate instrument inventory.
Updates and maintains accurate instrument count sheets.
Assists the RN and other Surgical Technologists to provide an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors and employees.
SAFETY -Meets all regulations from AAMI, AORN, OSHA, CDC, and JC.
Maintains complete and accurate documentation of biological testing and sterilization parameters as required.
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 leadership in care delivery and tasks delegated by the RN based on patients' condition and that technically expert levels of individual skills are required.
Demonstrates both knowledge and technical expertise regarding procedures, sterile processing, equipment, supplies, instruments, and surgical sequence for all common surgical procedures. Is able to translate this to teaching others.
Demonstrates the ability to pass instruments and second scrub on all procedures applicable to ability.
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.
Nurses are the heart of the hospital. That's why we're looking for nurses who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for nurses who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. Our nurses provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Nurses provide professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. We demonstrate Service Excellence standards at all times. Join us to make a difference.
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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