Catholic Health Initiatives Surg Tech - Mercy West Lakes OR - PT .7 (Days) in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

Surg Tech - Mercy West Lakes OR - PT .7 (Days)

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Delivers

intraoperative care to the surgical patient, primarily in the scrub role. Serves the patients from neonate, infant,

pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS :

  • Scrubssurgical cases in own specialty independently and in other areas with minimaldirection.

  • Maintainsknowledge of equipment set-up and functioning and seeks appropriate resourcewhen necessary.

  • Assistsin the circulating role under the direct supervision of R.N.

  • Preparesfor surgical cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of patient,surgeon, anesthesia and other O.R. team members.

  • Providesa safe environment for patient and staff by adhering to standards of aseptictechnique and department/hospital policy.

  • Communicateseffectively with patient, staff and physicians.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Participatesin orientation of new personnel.

  • Assistsin maintenance of physician preference cards.

  • Participatesin departmental Performance Improvement activities.

  • Attendsdepartment meetings and inservices.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Completion of accredited Surgical Technology program.

  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served with three (3) months of hire.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Job Nursing Support

Primary Location IOWA-WEST DES MOINES-MERCY WEST LAKES

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 56

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0124702