Surgical Technologist

  • Portland
  • Legacy Health
Overview Relocation assistance available to Surgical Technologists new to Legacy Health!You are the go-to person ensuring that every detail is arranged for surgical services. You’re also an important presence within the surgical field, as you pass proper instruments and supplies to other members of the surgical team. Your ability to work in a fast-paced environment as you carry on the Legacy mission of making life better for others will allow you to thrive in our supportive healthcare community.The Surgical Technologist participates as part of the surgical team in assisting nursing staff in support services necessary for safe and efficient care of patients within the various areas of surgical services. This individual assists at the surgical field passing instruments and supplies to other members of the surgical team; participates in acquiring, preparing and equipping the surgical suites; assists in nonsurgical patient intervention under the direct supervision of a physician or RN; and may serve as a Core Technician, with responsibility for maintaining sterile technique and providing supplies and instruments as requested.Legacy Silverton Medical Center serves the heart of the Willamette Valley with a wide mix of services, many not typically available in a community hospital: CT scan (computerized tomography), nuclear medicine, echocardiography, family birth center and much more. Responsibilities Assessment & Planning: Patient care is appropriately planned through effective utilization of available resources.Reviews physician preference cards and case carts.Demonstrates understanding of surgical procedures, instrumentation and equipment.Organizes and adapts plan of care with consideration for patients/client's needs, desires and condition.Allows adequate time for set up and problem solving before each surgical procedure.Communicates needs to circulating nurse in an appropriate fashion and time to provide a positive patient and procedure outcome.Technical Competence: Skills, knowledge & use of equipment are optimized during the procedure to provide quality surgical support with accuracy & efficiency.Maintains current competency checklist, including mandatory components (CPR, universal precautions, etc.).Fulfills educational requirements regarding role in safety, infection control and internal/external disaster plans and procedures, risk management and quality improvement.Seeks clarification of unclear verbal orders.Demonstrates competence in assembly, use and care of equipment.Demonstrates efficient, competent scrubbing techniques and anticipates surgeons' needs during operative procedures. Assists surgeons at operative field.Actively participates in continuing education and professional development.Achieves 16 hours of continuing education credits every two years as required bylaw.Shares information and acquired knowledge with others.Follows established standards in providing care.Safety/Environment: Job responsibilities are performed in accordance with written standards & professional judgment so there is no injury to self or others.Demonstrates a working knowledge of universal precautions and infection control.Participates in the Universal Protocol and Time Out as a member of the procedure team focusing on the active confirmation of the correct patient, surgery/procedure, site and other critical elements.Identifies safety issues and takes appropriate action.Actively uses and oversees aseptic technique.Demonstrates proper body mechanics to protect self and patient, using sufficient help when task exceeds personal capabilities.Provides neat, orderly and safe environment for the Operating Room team and patient by following hospital and department policies and procedures.Follows established procedures for protection of self and others in handling bodily substances utilizing PPE and standard precautions.Plans and prepares equipment and supplies for operative procedures appropriately and in a timely manner.Assists with quick and efficient turnover and set-up of surgical cases. Demonstrates effective and efficient use of supplies and equipment.Planning and coordination of care: Care is coordinated and delivered in coordination with client/patient/family and other members of healthcare team to maximize patient/client outcome and use of resources.Prioritizes and completes delegated duties within appropriate time frames.Participates in interdisciplinary patient/client care planning.Plans and prepares equipment and supplies for operative procedures appropriately and in a timely manner.Assists with quick and efficient cleaning, turnover and setup of cases.Professional Development: Professional knowledge & skills are updated & shared to improve quality of care.Demonstrates awareness of hospital, department and unit goals by participating in activities to constructively facilitate change.Supports hospital/nursing/department/unit standards and operations.Identifies clinical practice issues and uses appropriate channels ofcommunication to obtain evaluation and promote resolution.Keeps abreast of recent changes in department and hospital standards by reading transmittals/communications within a month of distribution.Complies with changes in nursing and hospital standards.Assists in the completion of evaluations/checklists.Actively participates in quality improvement activities.Promotes unit-based activities and assists in identifying targets.Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement orientation and training sessions as appropriate.Advocates for Continuous Quality Improvement with peers, patients/family and medical staff.Reviews regular Continuous Quality Improvement reports.Acts as patient advocate by providing patient privacy and promoting patient confidentiality.Implements patient Bill of Rights.Facilitates implementation of Patient's Self-Determination Act.Participates in professional development and education activities.Develops and implements a plan for meeting and education activities.Assists in the orientation of students, new staff and float personnel.Assists in the completion of peer review process evaluation and checklists as requested.Attends and documents job related in-services/conferences.Participates with other colleagues in identifying and discussing ethical conflicts. Qualifications Education:High school diploma or equivalent.Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technologist program or completion of a military training program for surgical technologists, or equivalent experience.As of January 1, 2017, in lieu of the formal Surgical Technologist training program requirement, may substitute professional experience if candidate has worked 2 out of last 3 years as Surgical Technologist.Experience:1 year Surgical Technologist experience preferred.Skills:Basic level patient care skills per requirements of the position.Basic medical terminology.Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.Ability to understand and apply principles of sterile technique and surgical procedures within the scope of the positionAble to work in a fast paced environment and prioritize multiple assignments.Flexibility and willingness to adapt to a changing environment and circumstances.LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in ActionEqual Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled American Heart Association approved BLS certification required.For new hires after July 1, 2016 not meeting the previous experience provision noted in the Education section: Current certification as Surgical Technologist or certification as Surgical Technologist within 12 months of graduation from Surg Tech program.