South Operating Room (Main OR) is a large 25-bed OR primarily an adult inpatient operating room with a small volume of outpatient procedures including: Cardiac/ Thoracic, General Surgery/Minimally Invasive/ Colorectal/Bariatric, Gynecology, Oral Maxillofacial, Neuro/neuro spine, Orthopedic/orthopedic spine, Otolaryngology, Plastics, Transplant, Urology, Vascular, Robotic (Urology/GYN/Oral), and Trauma. Surgical procedures on infants and children less than 18 years of age are also performed if the procedure requires specialized equipment found only at this location
Function/Duties of Position
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The ST performs the delegated duties that ensure that the OR environment is safe, that equipment is cleaned and functions appropriately, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. The ST possesses expertise in the application of sterile and aseptic technique; he/she combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to safely facilitate invasive and/or diagnostic procedures. The ST has the ability to manage stressful/unusual situations in a positive manner, and embraces the OHSU Core Competencies (Accountability, Collaboration, Communication, Diversity, Integrity, Respect, Service Orientation, Teamwork) into his/her practice.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification at time of hire (American Heart Association Only)
New Employees as of 9/1/2015:
Graduated from a Nationally-Accredited organization approved by the Oregon Health Authority as of date of hire; AND
Hold and maintain a national Surgical Technologist Certification by NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) as of date of hire.
For employees hired into the Surgical Technicians classification prior to 9/1/2015 (Grandfathering Requirements):
Completed a Surgical Technologist training program in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Public Health Service of the USA and must complete 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years; OR
Current staff who did not graduate from an accredited school must provide documentation showing that he/she practiced as a Surgical Tech during at least two of the three years immediately preceding January 1, 2017 AND must complete 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
Must have excellent communication and listening skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team, and the flexibility to prioritize and adapt in stressful situations.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Additional Skills: professional accountability, collaboration and communication, adaptability, willingness to learn and teach, ability to give and receive respectful and constructive feedback, self-awareness, ability to translate verbal and non-verbal communication, self-directivity and establishing professional relationships.
Orientation: Up to 12 weeks
All are welcome
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