Surgical Tech - PRN in Fort Mohave, AZ at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 10/1/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Valley View Medical Center

The Surgical Technologist I is a member of operating room team who works under the direct supervision of a surgeon, registered nurses to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical Technologist I possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance.  Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.  This position description does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities with and without notice.

  • Pre-op skin antisepsis
  • Transporting patients to and from the operating room.
  • Pulls cases
  • Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment
  • Assisting with positioning on the operating table
  • Draping
  • Provides safe intraoperative care by following safe use of laser, electrocautery and pneumatic tourniquets
  • Safely prepares and labels all medications on the procedural field.
  • Passes instrumentation and anticipates the needs the of the surgeon
  • Holds retractors, cuts sutures.
  • Participates in counts of needles sponges, and instruments.
  • Prepares surgical specimens.  Assures specimens are labeled correctly.
  •  Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during procedure
  •  Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization
  • Assists other members of team with terminal cleaning of room
  • Strives daily to give all customers excellent care and promotes Valley View Medical Centers’ Standards of Behavior

Job Requirements

Degree / Licensure / Certification / Registration:

Completion of a Surgical Technician program or equivalent experience

Surgical Tech certification required. 

BLS certification required.

Experience Required:

One (1) year experience is desired.

Additional Requirement:  

MUST be able to respond to on-call activation within 30 minutes of receiving notification. Special Skills & Qualifications:

• Must have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

• Effective human relations skills are required for interacting with team members,

   physicians, patients, families and other contacts.

• Must possess the ability to effectively function in a stressful environment.

• Must possess the ability to remain on their feet for extended periods of time

• Assist patients to and from bed/wheelchair/gurney; and to perform the essential job

   functions of the position

• Must possess the ability to use the following equipment:  Telephone / Overhead

   Paging System / Fax Machine / Calculator / Computer / Wheelchair / Gurney /

   Hospital Beds.

• Must be able to work any scheduled shifts, periodic overtime, and take call as

   requested.


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