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Surgical Technologist (Surg Tech) - Certified - Labor & Delivery

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
Special Summer Incentive - External Only
$15,000 SIGN ON BONUS
FREE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR


Provides surgical technology to direct and indirect care and service. Assist surgeon, perform operative/invasive procedures. Serves as the resource to other technologists, trains new technologists and functions as an informal lead technologist role as needed. Mentoring and utilizing the additional education gained through certification will be used to assist peers, perform more efficiently and raise performance.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Associate's Degree in Surgical Technology or Certificate of completion in Surgical Technology from accredited program.

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Certified Surgical Tech upon hire.
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other Carle Health facilities/hospitals.
  • requireduired to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Required English Skills Basic reading skillsBasic writing skillsBasic oral skillsCommunication Skills Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-workerInteraction with a wide variety of peopleMaintain confidential informationAbility to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal informationAbility to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanorComputer Skills Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Preparation for surgeon specific operative/invasive procedure that's timely accurate, effective and efficient.* Ensures instruments, equipment and suture are appropriate, complete and functional.* Sets up sterile field and is scrubbed prior to induction.* Sets up case so that another can step in back table and mayo organized.* Has appropriate "have available" items.* Uses resources wisely, avoids unnecessary opening.* Motions are fluid and not redundant.* Sets up time for a variety of case types is within acceptable range.* Aware of and prepares for case needs, i.e. two mayos.* Collaborates with surgeon prior to case and adjusts as necessary* Precepts surg techs and RNs to prepare for surgeon specific procedures.
  • Scrubs on simple to complex procedures for a variety of specialties.* Able to "run mayo" independently.* Aware of surgeons' technique and preferences.* Adapts style to match surgeon and procedure.* Confident and competent during routing and emergency procedures.* Prepares for sequencing i.e. clamp cut tie.* Anticipates and provides so that attention need not be diverted from the operative field.* Attentive to case, pays attention to subtle cues and responds appropriately.* Proactively identifies needs; averts need to have someone run for things.* Observes technique of self and others and intervenes appropriately.* Performs in first scrub, first assist, second scrub, second circulator.* Performs case closing activities such as dressing application, transfer and turnover.* Teaches RNs to scrub on a variety of cases.
  • Plans, anticipates and provides for expected and unexpected intraop events.* Anticipates and provides appropriate and timely intervention for intraop case change. e.g. lap to open, uncontrolled bleeding, perforation.* Actions and behavior are calm, confident, steady.* Prepares for the unexpected and uses resources wisely.* Anticipates problem prone and/or high risk procedures and provides for needs.* Observes for induction and maintain quiet.* Protects patient privacy by own actions and reminds others.* Precepts /mentors all staff in planning for surgical events.* Demonstrates critical thinking skills and job knowledge that will raise performance as well as teach others better ways to perform. Performance improvement will be measured by RN feedback and manager observation/knowledge.* Is available to be assigned on-call hours outside of scheduled work-hours, which include after-hours, weekends and holidays. And if contacted while on-call, responds in the time frame as defined by the needs of the department.
  • Communicates and collaborates with others.* Counts are timely and actions reflect clear understanding of the dual responsibility with circulating RN.* Communicates needs nonverbal and verbally in a timely and appropriate manner: urgent vs. routine.* Articulates priority of needs clearly.* Listens and observes for; cues indicating changing needs.* Conversation is appropriate for setting.* Addresses issues/ concerns appropriately.* Contributes to successful unit operations by integrating individual efforts with unit needs, goals and objectives.* Participates in required call.* Flexible with respect to assigned area(s).* Assists others as needed or requested.* Actions and behaviors foster team; shares knowledge and ideas.* Attempts to resolve conflicts constructively.* Performs a variety of activities to ensure an efficient effective unit.* Participates in quality improvement efforts.* Actions and behaviors promote positive work environment.



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