This position exists to provide intra-operative technical assistance to physicians and RN's who care for patients experiencing a surgical intervention/other invasive procedure. To participate actively in the work of the unit, committee work, and program level activities/projects. The role requires completion of annual clinical competencies, attending staff meetings and educational events during the day, and actively participating in all quality improvement opportunities assigned. The role requires that all policies, procedures, and patient safety initiatives will be followed. Surgical Technologists are an integral part of the team providing surgical care to patients. Surgical Technologists function in the role of scrub person. Surgical Technologists work under the supervision of the surgeon and the R.N. to ensure that the O.R. environment is safe, equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Must possess expertise in the theory and application of surgical technique, human anatomy, and surgical procedures, implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate safe care of the patient during invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. The surgical technologist role requires extended periods of standing, lifting, heavy instrumentation, and potential exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens. May be exposed to excessive auditory and visual stimulation. Subject to computer work for several hours, as needed.
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