POSITION SUMMARY: Assists the surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. Assures operating suite is adequately prepared for procedure. Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team.# Assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment. Reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager. # EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Must be a graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist Program. Certification as a Certified Surgical Technician is preferred, but not required. # Must have certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support upon hire or receive certification within the new employee introductory orientation period and maintain clinical competency during employment with ECHN in this role. # COMPETENCIES: Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Possesses basic computer skills. # ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.# They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position.# These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time. # Job-Specific Competency Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and promotes positive patient outcomes. Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.## Follows Surgical Services policy for medication safety. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.# Utilizes critical thinking skills and sound judgment in priority setting and delegation. Demonstrates autonomous practice, consistent with evidence-based standards.# Pursues personal and professional growth and development.# Serves as a professional role model and mentor. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and the skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to patients served. Demonstrates ability to efficiently and effectively perform in the scrub role for surgical and invasive procedures, under the direction of an RN. In collaboration with surgical team, participates in activities to accomplish efficient room turnover including, cleaning of floor and furniture, removal of used equipment supplies instrumentation, providing appropriate equipment for next procedure. In collaboration with RN, demonstrates appropriate identification, handling, and processing of specimens. Demonstrates knowledge of and assures maintenance of aseptic technique throughout the surgical procedure; identifies and communicates, to surgical team, any breaks in technique and assists with corrective actions. #Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers and other members of the health care team.
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