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Surgical Technologist II

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024

ARKANSAS CHILDREN'S IS A TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE. FLU VACCINES ARE REQUIRED. ARKANSAS CHILDREN'S IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTIC PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS.

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Work Shift:

Please see job description for details.

Time Type:

Full time

Department:

CC093190 Surgery

Summary:

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00pm

A Surgical Technologist II under the direction of the surgeon and RN, assists in the preparation, set-up, and completion of the surgical procedure. They maintain strict adherence to the principles of sterile technique and continually monitor the sterile field to ensure its integrity. The Surgical Technologist II provides safe and effective care for the patients in surgery and commonly participates in procedures for patients from newborn to adult with conditions requiring surgical intervention. The Surgical Tech II serves as a resource for other staff, assists with unit problem-solving, and participates in evidence-based practice.

Additional Information:

Required Education:

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college program or technical school or nursing diploma

Recommended Education:

Surgical Technology Certificate from College Program or Technical School

Required Work Experience:

Related Field - 1 year of experience

Recommended Work Experience:

Required Certifications:

Recommended Certifications:

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

Description

1. Competently prepares the operating room ensuring the availability of appropriate instrumentation, supplies, and equipment for assigned cases in all services. Seeks to improve the process of room preparation and flow.

2. Performs surgical counts with RN prior to the procedure.

3. Consistently ensures that the majority of the sterile field has been set-up prior to the transfer of the patient into the operating room.

4. Consistently anticipates the instrumentation needs for the upcoming and to-follow cases aiding in case turnover time.

5. Uses knowledge of sterile techniques to competently gown and glove surgeons, assistants and self, passing instruments, and draping sterile field and maintaining sterile field throughout the procedure. Seeks to improve sharps safety measures.

6. Maintains sponges, blades, needles, and instruments in an orderly fashion and actively counts at appropriate times and responds promptly to request by the RN or surgeon to count.

7. Communicates with team in regard to changes in surgeon's preferences and to the RN on implants, medications, and surgical specimens.

8. At the close of the procedure, assists the RN with final surgical counts and breaking down of the sterile field ensuring the appropriate disposal of sharps.

9. Cleans, prepares, and transports instruments for terminal sterilization. Assists with instrument reprocessing tasks and inspects instruments for damage or repair needs reportling promptly to the Service Leader and/or the SPD Supervisor.

10. Assists other team members with cleaning and room turnover consistently ensuring the operating room is ready for the following case. Ensures unused supplies and equipment have been returned to storage areas and room supplies restocked.

11. Communicates with operating room when instruments are needed ofr the following cases.

12. Promotes safety and promptly reports any safety concerns to the RN or Team Leader.

13. Actively participates in improvement of patient care and the work environment through varying improvement activities.

14. Performs other duties as assigned.