Surgical Technologist

Job Title: Surgical Technologist
Category: Clinical: Full Time with benefits

JOB SUMMARY

The Surgical Technologist is a non-exempt hourly member of the Surgery Center team participating in its missions and values. The technologist provides safe quality patient care in the Operating Room as assigned. The tech also displays confidence, trust, and respect while working well within the OR team. Participation in the Center’s convenient, cost-effective and quality-driven care is one of most importance. Is supervised by the Surgery Center leadership team and works collaboratively with Medical Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Uses appropriate sterile and aseptic techniques to perform surgical scrub and O.R. assistance according to recommended practices, Center’s policies and procedures and per physician orders.

Assembles required operative field instruments, equipment and supplies for room including mayo stands and back tables. Manages field assuring maintenance of sterility and asepsis as required.

Able to anticipate and prioritize OR team needs during procedures. Handles specimens appropriately per Center policies.

Provides proper instrument and equipment care including use and storage.

Prepares clean and contaminated instruments and supplies for transport to Decontamination area. Assist when needed in instrument, equipment and supply cleaning and preparation for sterilization.

Assist, when needed, in inventory control, next-day preparation, instrument counts and stocking of supplies for operating rooms.

Assist with maintaining and updating instrument sets, surgeon preference list and reusable sterile supply lists.

Adheres and assists in development of policies and procedures.

Attends and participates in continuing education programs, communication groups and staff meetings.

Complies with cost containment practices. Participates in quality assurance monitoring.

Observes all safety precautions and participates in processes meeting or exceeding regulatory and accreditation guidelines. Complies with health and safety rules and procedures at the Center.

SKILLS and REQUIREMENTS

Graduate of accredited Surgical Technologist Program. If LPN, graduate of accredited school of practical nursing with MI licensure and BLS certification.

Certification is required within one year of employment.

One or more years demonstrated O.R. experience and skills with knowledge of accepted AORN standards and State Dept. of Health standards.

Demonstrated decision making and organizational skills. Change oriented and creative. Effective interpersonal skills including those required during stressful situations.

Will serve in patient care including patient movement or lifting, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling and ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Send Resume Attention: Jeremy Turner, Human Resources
Fax: (231) 392-8973
Address: jturner@surgerytc.com

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"Everyone was friendly from check in to discharge. I am very impressed and pleased. You have a fabulous staff. It couldn't possibly have been a better experience. "
- Claudia
"If procedures are necessary, it is a pleasure having them done at the Surgery Center. All processes have been well thought out and streamlined with the patient in mind. There does not seem to be any unnecessary steps or duplication of effort."
- Gary
"Excellent care --- and my anesthesiologist was very caring about my comfort throughout the surgery."
- Ellen
"Always such a nice experience here when you're having medical procedures done. It's never fun, but I try to be positive about it and the staff and docs are great. Glad to find good care here 'Up North.' "
- Heidi P.
"The staff was great at making us feeling comfortable sending our 3-year old in for surgery. They put our minds at ease and he is recovering great. Thanks! - Grant"
- Grant
"The follow up phone calls both from the surgeon and nurse were very comforting, and appreciated. All in all, a first class operation; thanks for your caring"
- Lee M.
"All of the staff were incredible - particularly the nurses that won over my 4-year old in record time, so that he happily and willingly went back with them for his surgery with no hesitation, and the nursing staff that helped care for him post-op. Truly incredible people!"
- Jennifer