Covenant Health

Job Title
Surgical Techn-Cert-Clin
ID
3790520
Facility
Covenant Medical Management
Department Name
ORGA OTHER

Overview

 

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Surgical Technologist-Certified

Full Time, 80 Hours per pay period, Day Shift 

 

Covenant Medical Group is Covenant Health’s employed and managed medical practice organization, with more than 300 top Physicians and providers spanning the continuum of care in 20 cities throughout East Tennessee. Specialties include cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, infectious disease, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational medicine, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, primary care, pulmonology, reproductive medicine, rheumatology, sleep medicine and urology.

 

Job Objectives:

Facilitates patient care by assisting physicians and nursing staff before, during and after surgical procedures by creating and maintaining a sterile field and providing the instruments and supplies required by the surgeons in a sterile manner according to the established plan of patient care Competently performs without assistance the majority of assigned cases in a given service/shift; may perform difficult or complicated cases either with or without assistance.

 

Recruiter: Michelle Ball || mball6@covhlth.com || 865-374-5363

Responsibilities

  • Under supervision of RN/MD, facilitates patient care by assisting the surgeon before, during and after surgical procedures; follows unit standards and processes to deliver age-appropriate care for all patients; demonstrates accountability as an individual and team member in meeting patient/family needs; participates in identifying cost-effective measures for clinical care.
  • Plans, sets up, performs and cleans up the assigned surgical procedure as a circulator and/or as a scrub tech; demonstrates knowledge of equipment and instrumentation pertaining to case; safely operates special equipment which may be used in surgical cases (e.g. lasers, microscopes, tourniquets, endoscopes, drills, saws, etc.); maintains instrument and equipment integrity; performs room turn-over and terminal cleaning; utilizes supplies appropriately and in a cost effective manner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to apply the principles of asepsis in creating and maintaining the sterile field; uses proper technique when scrubbing, gowning, gloving and setting up of sterile fields; recognizes what is sterile and what is unsterile; recognizes contamination and takes proper action to correct situation; continually monitors the sterile field and surgical team to assure that sterility is maintained.
  • Performs sharp, sponge and instrument counts according to policy; demonstrates proper counting technique for all countables, and applies proper procedures with incorrect counts; demonstrates understanding of exceptions to counts.
  • Demonstrates proper positioning techniques; knows the proper position for cases and understands the use of proper positioning aids to protect nerves, bony prominences and to maintain circulation.
  • Identify and communicate problems and variances from patient care goals and participates in finding solutions; uses available problem-solving techniques to resolve patient problems and follows through with health care team to implement solutions; clearly, efficiently, and confidently communicates significant information about patient care and progress toward goals; collaborates with peers and seeks 3rd party involvement, if necessary, in conflict resolution.
  • Maintains professional development of self and participates in the development of others; assumes responsibility for continuous learning and actively participates in inservices; acquires skills and competencies as required by the unit; continues to expand knowledge and skills required to perform cases within and outside the specialty area; assists in the orientation and training of new staff members.
  • Maintains appropriate standards of competency; performs without assistance the majority of assigned cases per service/shift in a competent manner; can perform difficult or complicated cases with and/or without assistance; may precept new employees or students in performing these cases and evaluate clinical performance; may be cross-trained to provide surgical services in multiple specialty areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested

Qualifications

Education/Knowledge/Skills:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: None with certification. 

 

Licensure/Certifications:

Must hold current and active national Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification established by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

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