Surgical Technologist - Central Services and Sterile Processing - Greenville, NC

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934348

Vidant Medical Center

Full-Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares and arranges instruments, equipment and room for surgical procedures.
  • Assists surgeon and assistants by providing instruments and supplies.
  • Has ability to scrub and has working knowledge and understanding for all types of surgical procedures.
  • Dsplays dexterity is use and handling of surgical equipment, instrumentation and assisting physicians.
  • Has functional knowledge and ability to identify emergency situations and respond using sound judgment recognizing the scope and limits of surgical technician training.
  • Takes turn taking staff call.
  • Contributes to staff development and promotion of quality patient care.
  • Functions as preceptor for staff needing scrubbing experience.
  • Contributes to staff orientation and education guidelines and identification of future needs of the service.
  • Demonstrates active participation in the QAI process.
  • Demonstrates appropriate, caring behavior in the workplace by treating patients, their families, visitors and staff with respect and dignity.
  • Maintains integrity, safety and efficiency of sterile field:
  • Recognizes breaks in aseptic technique and responds appropriately.
  • Accountable for and participates in sponge, needle and instrument counts.
  • Has functional knowledge of available sterilization techniques for equipment and instrument for special procedures.
  • Demonstrates economy in use of time, motion and materials.
  • Attends in-service education, staff meetings and continuing education.  Fulfills annual mandatory education requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School degree plus less than 1 year of formal training or comparable experience is required.
  • Graduation from an approved Surgical Technology Program, Certification from a Military Program, LPN or graduated from an Accredited Nursing School or comparable on the job experience is required.
  • Substitutions that may be allowed for education and or experience: Previous employment as a Surgical Technologist for three years may substitute for the required formal education. 
  • Prefer 2 years of previous experience as Surgical Technologist is preferred.
  • Also prefer BLS (Required for the OR), Certification in the field of Surgical Technologist is preferred.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Other Information

  • 4 full time vacancies, evening and night hours.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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