Company: Sonoma Valley Hospital
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Overview: Performs a variety of roles to assist in the care of
patients in the operating room in accordance with established
policies and protocols for surgical technologists.
Responsibilities: Contributes to a safe, effective environment for
the surgical patient. Contributes to a culture of safety. Applies
and enforces principles of aseptic technique. Checks all equipment
to be used on sterile field and reports or corrects unsafe
conditions prior to placing on the sterile field.Verifies exposure
to sterilization process and integrity of sterile packaging.
Demonstrates ability to operate sterilizers and all equipment used
in operating room.Assists surgeon and first assistant by passing
surgical instruments, supplies, and sponges. Assists as needed when
no assistant is available.Initiates sponge, instrument, and sharp
counts at the appropriate time. Maintains awareness of location of
all countable items throughout the procedure in order to maintain a
correct count.Assists with the adequate preparation of the
operating room for surgery. Communicates with circulating nurse
concerning proper preparation and disposition of specimens. Aides
nurses with duties related to the care of the patient while in the
operating room.Organizes and inspects surgical instrumentation.
Checks for cleanliness, damage, and function. Reports any damaged
instruments to sterile processing for repair or replacement and
replaces on the field as needed.Pulls disposable supplies for
scheduled surgical cases according to the preference cards 3
business days in advance in order to ensure any missing supplies
can be obtained in time for the case. Communicates missing supplies
to surgical purchaser.Creates and updates surgeons preference cards
as needed.Fills in for sterile processing staff when they are
unavailable. Decontaminates & inspects instruments. Able to run the
washer decontaminator, ultrasonic cleaner, sterilizers, and scope
cleaning equipment according to policies and
procedures.Participates in continuing education to improve skills
and abilities and stay abreast of current technologies.
Qualifications: Education: Completion of Surgical Technician
program required. Certification preferred.Experience: Minimum of 1
year related experience or equivalent.Licenses & Certifications:
BLS; Surgical Technician Certification preferred.Required Skills &
Knowledge: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must
have the ability to read and comprehend written instructions to
interpret medical orders and medical records. Able to utilize
deductive reasoning, common sense and critical thinking to problem
solve and demonstrate the ability to make independent, appropriate
judgments based upon evidence based practice.
Keywords: Sonoma Valley Hospital, Vallejo , Surgical Technician, Healthcare , Sonoma, California
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