Facilitates the safe and efficient performance of surgical procedures.
Graduate of a School of Surgical Technology.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Ability to accept responsibility and accountability to perform delegated aspects of the nursing process. Requires the cognitive ability and practical ability to provide nursing care appropriate to the patient population assigned, considering patient age and diagnosis with full implementation of the nursing process to include Assessment/Reassessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation.
Requires full range of motion including handling and lifting patients and/or equipment, manual and finger dexterity and eye hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive period of time. May require lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds. May require frequent bending, squatting and kneeling. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires ability to work under stressful conditions and/or irregular hours. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
Basic Life Support (BLS) required upon hire.
Certification as a Surgical Tech preferred.
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Previous experience in acute care hospital setting preferred. Requirements will include successful completion of orientation checklist and skills/credentials/competency requirements of specific unit.