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The Methodist Hospitals SURGICAL TECHNICIAN CERTIFIED in Merrillville, Indiana

Under direction, to perform work by providing technical assistance to surgeon by passing instruments, assuring the functioning of instruments, and keeping instruments free of debris during surgical procedures. This position shares responsibility for patient safety in accordance with the policy and procedure for sponge, needle and instrument counts.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (*Essential Functions)

  • Performs scrubbing duties for all surgical preparation, according to standards, which includes, but is not limited to, all specialties, such as General, Gynecology, Urology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Plastic/ENT, etc.

  • Sets up the operating room in accordance with instructions and physician special requests.

  • Ensure the operating room is cleaned and setup for turnover to the next procedure.

  • Restocks rooms with supplies and notifies leadership if items are running short or if there are any quality problems.

  • Organizes equipment and ensure equipment is placed in an orderly, neat and clean area for use by physicians and other staff.

  • Other duties as requested and assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS (Minimum Requirements)

  • High School graduation or GED equivalent is required.

  • One (1) year of Surgical Technician work experience is preferred.

  • Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Program is required.

  • Certification of Surgical Technologist (CST) is required.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to work under required deadlines and schedules, while being flexible to special requests and projects.

  • Ability to professionally handle stressful situations.

  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated professional, courteous, positive attitude and assertive but not aggressive.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Exposed to standing long periods of time and unpleasant odors and sights. May have some loud noises and exposed to communicable diseases. Exposed to hazardous materials and heavy lifting and pushing which could be strenuous.

  • Will work assigned shifts, rotate days, and evenings and take call as scheduled.

  • Must have full use of upper and lower extremities with proficient manual dexterity.

  • Hearing and visual acuity necessary. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time and mobilize to various service areas.

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.

AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, young adults, middle adults and geriatric patients. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.

NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY GOALS

Demonstrates knowledge of operational policies and procedures related to patient and facility safety. Performs work safely and in accordance with National Patient Safety Goals, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. Recognizes safety hazards and takes corrective action when necessary.

CONFIDENTIALITY/HIPAA/CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.

DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

ID: 2020-6515

Street: 8701 Broadway

FTE: 1.0

Responsibilities: PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (*Essential Functions)

  • Performs scrubbing duties for all surgical preparation, according to standards, which includes, but is not limited to, all specialties, such as General, Gynecology, Urology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Plastic/ENT, etc.

  • Sets up the operating room in accordance with instructions and physician special requests.

  • Ensure the operating room is cleaned and setup for turnover to the next procedure.

  • Restocks rooms with supplies and notifies leadership if items are running short or if there are any quality problems.

  • Organizes equipment and ensure equipment is placed in an orderly, neat and clean area for use by physicians and other staff.

  • Other duties as requested and assigned.

Qualifications: JOB SPECIFICATIONS (Minimum Requirements)

  • High School graduation or GED equivalent is required.

  • One (1) year of Surgical Technician work experience is preferred.

  • Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Program is required.

  • Certification of Surgical Technologist (CST) is required.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to work under required deadlines and schedules, while being flexible to special requests and projects.

  • Ability to professionally handle stressful situations.

  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated professional, courteous, positive attitude and assertive but not aggressive.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Exposed to standing long periods of time and unpleasant odors and sights. May have some loud noises and exposed to communicable diseases. Exposed to hazardous materials and heavy lifting and pushing which could be strenuous.

  • Will work assigned shifts, rotate days, and evenings and take call as scheduled.

  • Must have full use of upper and lower extremities with proficient manual dexterity.

  • Hearing and visual acuity necessary. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time and mobilize to various service areas.

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.

AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, young adults, middle adults and geriatric patients. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.

NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY GOALS

Demonstrates knowledge of operational policies and procedures related to patient and facility safety. Performs work safely and in accordance with National Patient Safety Goals, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. Recognizes safety hazards and takes corrective action when necessary.

CONFIDENTIALITY/HIPAA/CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.

DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

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