Huggins Hospital

Surgical Tech

1 year ago
Job ID
2016-2003
# Positions
1
New Hampshire

Overview

Under the general supervision of the Clinical Coordinator and Director of Surgical Services, is responsible for the delivery of safe, effective and quality patient/family centered care in Surgical Services.

 

This is a per diem position.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate from an accredited surgical technology program. Certification preferred

 

Experience: Current clinical skills within scope of practice; Effectively organize work and set priorities; Current infection control practice; Positive bedside manner; Applicable physio/social/spiritual knowledge related to patient care; practices safe work conditions; Works effectively within the healthcare team; Able to work irregular hours including call

 

Licensure: Current State Registration as a Medical Technician; Basic Life Support; Certification preferred

Responsibilities

Clinical Competency

  • Demonstrates knowledge of various surgical procedures with the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and to recognize the problems encountered by the surgeon
  • Identifies the name and function of surgical equipment and instrumentation
  • Applies knowledge of normal and pathological anatomy and physiology to individualize patient care
  • Demonstrates the application of the principles of asepsis and disinfection in a knowledgeable manner in the care of supplies, instruments, and the environment
  • Follows strict adherence to policies and regulations regarding maintenance of the sterile field
  • Identifies the principles of sterile technique and applies these techniques when assisting each operative procedure
  • Performs “time out” procedure for every patient to ensure correct side, site and level prior to procedure
  • Protects patient from injury caused by chemical, electrical, positioning, heat and/or extraneous objects
  • Performs count procedure to protect patient from unintended retained foreign objects
  • Manages patient specimen according to hospital policy
  • Measures and passes medications, hemostatic agents and irrigation solutions utilized during the surgical procedure
  • Prepares sterile dressings and/or immobilization devices.
  • May apply dressings per surgeon’s orders
  • Updates and keeps accurate records of the surgeon’s preferences
  • Identifies and acts appropriately to an OR emergency situation
  • Cross trains to Sterile Processing Department
  • May have to lift more than 25 pounds

Patient Advocacy

  • Protects the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families
  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
  • Utilize appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, hearing and sight impaired individuals, and/or healthcare illiteracy
  • Takes proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse to your supervisor including child, geriatric, sexual, and spousal abuse

Quality

  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments
  • Follows hospital and nursing division's mission, philosophies and standards of care
  • Participates in quality review and performance improvement projects

Professionalism

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and/or participating in professional societies
  • Demonstrates the accountability as a health care professional by recognizing each practitioner is individually responsible for his/her actions

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