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Surgical Technologist - Pain Medicine

Company: The Spine Hospital of Louisiana
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job Type Full-timeDescriptionELIGIBLE FOR SIGN ON BONUS!!!!Position Purpose (Summary):Assists the surgeon as a scrub technician; assists the circulating nurse; assists in general housekeeping duties of the OR and maintenance of equipment and instruments. Responsible for maintaining minimum stock levels to meet the need as driven by case volume in order to achieve optimum performance of the facility. Take On-Call pay when scheduled.General Responsibilities:Assists physicians as a sterile member of the operating room team.Maintains awareness to prevent surgical harm or injury to patient.Exhibits interest in surgical procedures.Prepares medication under the supervision of the R.N. in charge of the case.Sets priorities for action, based on problem-solving process, common sense, and meeting patient care priorities.Utilized work assignment to develop special abilities of individuals and meet special needs of patients/significant others.Maintains proper body mechanics while turning, lifting, bending, stretching, walking and standing.Performs duties designated by the Clinical Services Director or charge nurse.Establishes and maintains aseptic environment for each surgical patient.Demonstrates a consistent high degree of accuracy in the accomplishments of daily activities.Possesses knowledge of surgical procedures.Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used in the operating room.Assists professional nursing staff by scrubbing on all types of surgery cases.Maintains a clean, safe, and quiet environment for patients, as well as, other personnel.Recognizes potential benefits of selected new products and discusses with O.R. Manager possible acquisition for use.Serves as preceptor in orientation of new employees.Provides patient privacy and confidentiality allowing patient's dignity to be maintained.Participates in providing and presenting educational instruction on existing and newly acquired equipment and instruments.Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition.Maintains quality of surgical instruments through proper maintenance, cleaning, lubricating, sterilization, utilization, and storage according to the manufacturer's specifications.Maintains a clean, safe, environment for processing sterile supplies.Responsible for decontamination procedure on all instruments and equipment.Reports damaged instruments to Clinical Services Director and follows proper procedure for damaged instrument and/or equipment.Completes appropriate Competency Checklist annually.Maintains a positive and professional attitude at all times, works cooperatively and effectively with all members of health care team.Communicates change and implements change cooperatively.Communicates with physicians, unit personnel and other departments in a courteous and professional manner.Discusses problems or complaints with Clinical Services Director, following proper chain of command.Accepts constructive criticism from the Clinical Services Director and Administration.Identifies when coworkers need assistance and cooperates willingly in completing heavy work assignments.Identifies needs for change and contributes possible solutions to implement change to the Clinical Services Director.Seeks ways to improve learning experiences for unit personnel and new employees.Assists in all perioperative areas as needed.Assures cases and rooms are prepared for the next day surgeries. RequirementsEducation: Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist program is preferred for a ST/CST and/or acquired knowledge of surgical instrumentation and sterile technique.Experience: Two (2) years experience, preferred in a hospital or medical setting.Licenses/Certificates: Current certification from LCC-ST (Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist) and current CPR/BLS certification.

Keywords: The Spine Hospital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge , Surgical Technologist - Pain Medicine, Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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