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Surgical Tech II

Surgical Tech II

Job Description

This position performs a variety of technical functions and duties to provide for availability of supplies and equipment and maintains sterile field for operating procedures.

PCH Values
  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
Position Duties

1. Assists to perform room turnovers in accordance with established procedure and department requirements/standards as part of procedural team.
2. Participates in a variety of surgical cases by assisting surgeons at the surgical field.
  • Prepares and sets up operating room for surgical procedures and organizes sterile areas, instruments, and equipment in accordance with established procedure, department, and physician requirements and standards.
  • Handles and cares for specific instrumentation to prevent breakage and damage.
  • Reviews requirements of patient, physician, and procedure idiosyncrasies to assess set up, equipment, and supply needs.
  • Communicates with procedural team to provide for thorough preparedness.
  • Seeks guidance from appropriate source for performing or assisting with procedures as needed based on level of personal expertise.
  • Handles and labels all specimens.
  • Suggests and assists update and maintain physician preference cards.
  • Pulls cases prior to procedure. (Ambulatory Surgery Center).
3. Participates in re-stocking, re-supplying, and cleaning of all operating rooms, specialty carts, and sterile core to provide for efficient, effective, and safe department operations.
4. Serves as preceptor to students and orients regarding functions, duties, and role of Surgical Technician.
5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent. (Required)
  • Completion of a Surgical Technician program or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience (Required)
Experience Requirements
  • One year Surgical Technician experience in a surgery setting. (Required)
  • Experience with pediatric patient populations. (Preferred)
Certification/License/Registry Requirements
  • Current Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or Tech in Surgery – Certified from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (Required)
  • Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association. (Required)
Physical Requirements
  • Physical Requirement - Climbing (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Hearing (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Reaching (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Sitting (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Standing (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Talking (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Walking (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Near Vision (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Far Vision (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance (Frequently)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions (Not Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures (Not Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places (Not Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels (Not Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals (Applicable)

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 44496
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