Surgical Technologist II - Greenville, NC - Operating Room - Specialty

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939827

Vidant Medical Center

Full-Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Displays 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.
  • Attends in-service education, staff meetings and continuing education. Fulfills annual mandatory education requirements.
  • Demonstrates appropriate, caring behavior in the workplace by treating patients, their families, visitors and staff with respect and dignity.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School plus additional education/experiene 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.
  • At least 2 years operating room experience as a scrub person is required.
  • Certification in the field of surgical technologist is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification is required.

Other Information

  • CVOR ST position - full time

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