Sanford Health Senior Surgical Technologist - Operating Room - South University in Fargo, North Dakota
Job Title: Senior Surgical Technologist | Operating Room - South University | Fargo, ND
Department : Operating Room-SU
Job Schedule: Full Time
Hours Per Shift: 8 hr
Demonstrates an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Provide leadership and daily oversight to staff within service area. Will act as a point of contact and expert resource for questions and troubleshooting workflow issues that may arise for the during shifts. Will assist as needed when management is absent to provide assistance. Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care that meets the mission and goals of quality care and service excellence at Sanford. Assist with assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, or documenting the care of patients. This care will be delivered in accordance with established standards of performance. Will work under the supervision and delegation authority of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Accurately accounting for items used during a procedure and maintaining an organized sterile field facilitates accountability for all items during and after a procedure. Demonstrate expert knowledge in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique to combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation and tools and technologies to facilitate a providers performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Actively participates in safety measures, maintains an organized sterile field, as well as maintain awareness of the location of all supplies needed for the course of the procedure. Prepares the surgical environment before procedures; ensuring that supplies and dedicated devices are sterile and ready for surgery, as well as washing, clipping, transporting, positioning, and ensuring aseptic incisions sites. The surgical technologist may also assist in the preparation of patients prior to procedures. Make minor adjustments to avoid instrument malfunctions and keeping them in operating condition. May conduct sterile and unsterile supply quality assurance checks are according to sterilization principles before procedure. Verify the completeness of items when returned from the surgical site. Participate in reconciliation activities. Demonstrate positive interpersonal relationships and well-developed critical thinking skills; must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and must be able to adjust to changes in duties with minimal notice, as the schedule requires. May assist with additional administration duties as needed for case preparation of patients. Provides services for patients during surgical procedures. Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care that meets the mission and goals of quality care and service excellence at Sanford. This care will be delivered in accordance with established standards of performance. Provides services for patients during surgical procedures. Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care that meets the mission and goals of quality care and service excellence at Sanford. Assist with assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, or documenting the care of patients. This care will be delivered in accordance with established standards of performance. Positive interpersonal relationships, well developed and effective communication skills and critical thinking skills that are utilized in educating and evaluating colleagues and assisting management in meeting the needs of the surgery department.
This Senior Surgical Technologist position will focus on the need to further and expand the partnership between the OR team and leadership. This position will work in conjuncture with the other Senior Surgical Technologists on the unit to assist in meeting the needs of the team. Such expectations involved in this position include but are not limited to: reviewing upcoming surgical cases (typically Hand and Podiatry cases), communicating needs from vendor/surgeons to the OR team, educational support for STs on the unit, partnership on unit projects and working with various departments outside of the OR to improve work flow and dynamics within the unit.
National certification as a Surgical Technologist preferred. Basic Life Support (BLS) required within first 60 days of employment into position. Completes required annual continuing education units (CEU) and competency training requirements of the department and facility. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. If working in North Dakota, must be on the North Dakota Board of Nursing Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) Registry at the time employment begins. Graduate from approved school for Surgical Technology. Minimum two years of surgical technologist experience required.
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Job Function: Allied Health
Job Schedule: Full Time
Req Number: req34658