Sr Surgical Technologist 3
Company: Wellstar Health System, Inc.
Posted on: May 27, 2023
Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions
- Assists the health care team in providing safe, age appropriate
and culturally aware patient care Provides relationship-based
patient centered care that is consistent with population specific
characteristics (e.g. age, gender, disease, etc) in a manner that
adapts service delivery to reflect an understanding of cultural
diversity under supervision of the registered nurse. Always
partners with the patient by verifying procedure and conducting
relief bedside shift report. Practices using current clinical
practice standards under the supervision of the registered nurse
Upholds all health care system/organizational policies and
procedures and clinical competencies put forth by this job
description including legal, regulatory, and accreditation
requirements and standards ensuring by way of example, such as
goals as TJC Patient Safety Goals and Wellstar Health Systems'
safety absolutes. Supports evidence-based practice and ethical
accountability. Demonstrates teamwork and collaboration by
practicing in a manner that is fiscally responsible and promotes
the recruitment and retention of all healthcare team members.
Promotes team spirit and positive work environment. Serves as
patient advocate including patient care and safety. Assists other
members of the team with between case and terminal cleaning of
room. Assists in preparing room for the next patient. Assists in
transporting patients. Appropriately provides comfort and safety
measures for specific age patient. Participates in performance
improvement initiatives. Seeks opportunities to improve processes
and collaborate with the health care team. Maintains positive
attitude and flexibility in assignments.
- He/she has the knowledge, skill and ability of the procedure
being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon and other
members of the healthcare team within moderate to high difficulty
surgical cases as defined by the scope of anatomy, equipment, and
instrumentation of the case Checks supplies and equipment needed
for surgical procedure which includes review and utilization of
appropriate preference card. Assists with room set-up to include
opening of sterile supplies. Sets up sterile table with
instruments, supplies, equipment, and medication/solutions needed
for procedure in an accurate, aseptically prioritized, and timely
manner, including reviewing and utilizing appropriate preference
cards. Performs appropriate surgical counts with circulator.
Actively participates in the procedure pause/time-out. Scrubs,
gowns, and gloves; Gowns and gloves surgeon and assistants. Assists
in draping sterile field. Passes instruments to surgeon during the
procedure. Maintains an organized back table and operative field.
Able to anticipate and offer surgeon suggestions throughout the
procedure for facilitating cases. Maintains highest standard of
sterile technique during procedure. Prepares sterile dressings.
Actively participates in post procedure pause which includes
accounting for proper handling of the specimens. Cleans and
prepares instruments for terminal sterilization, taking initiative
to inform SPD of critical need instrument. Applies principles of
asepsis to ensure the prevention of infection and safety of
patients and employees. Prepares case carts according to procedure
and preference cards. Reviews surgical schedule and assists
clinical coordinator with preparation for future cases. Observes
patient's condition and immediately reports any changes or
significant findings to the physician and Registered Nurse.
Proactively plans for the next steps in the progression of
procedure as needed, demonstrating an ability to adjust without
faltering when an emergency arises. Performs with the knowledge,
skill, and ability within the context of moderate to high acuity
surgical cases. Prepares OR room and other areas (as needed) for
receiving patients, which includes stocking, cleaning equipment or
storage areas, turns OR room over, orders/requests supplies,
preparing instruments for future procedures, notification of
specialty staff regarding needed instrumentation or equipment.
Maintains a financial stewardship related to supplies and
equipment, only opening required supplies until requested by the
surgeon. Applies knowledge of advanced surgical techniques.
Exhibits a high level of collaboration with peers in decisions
making related to surgical patient care.
- Practice Development Completes all initial and annual
competencies, required mandatory education, population specific
education, CBLs. Provides positive learning environment for
students and new hires. Strives to make the Wellstar Standards of
behavior part of daily work activity. Participates in any new
training related to new policies, processes, or equipment.
Disposition, clinical skills, and knowledge to mentor, precept, or
train students and new employees. Trains others on new information,
new processes, and/or new equipment. Resource/Super-user for new
technology or procedures introduced by our surgeons. Maintains
twenty (20) hours in continuing education related to field per
- Other duties as assigned Supports licensed staff as requested
by utilizing skills and equipment in which he/she is competent.
Cares for surgical equipment and accessories. Always ensures
organization and cleanliness of the surgical area. Maintains
stock/medical supplies. Assumes responsibility for other duties as
assigned. Completes leadership development training annually.
Completes all Success Factor Requirements by planning with charge
nurses and managers if necessary.Required for All Jobs
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of
work, and code of conduct. Qualifications
Required Minimum Education
- High school diploma Required or
- GED Required or
- Graduate of an accredited (for example: CAAHEP and ABHES)
program in surgical technolog Required or
- a licensed practical nurse. Required
Preferred Minimum Experience
- Experience as a preceptor or mentor preferred Required Minimum
- minimum 5 years experience RequiredRequired Minimum Skills
- Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
- Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to collaborate with other health care providers in the
provision of patient care.
- Ability to delegate to other team members as required.
- Ability to multi-task essential.
- Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations
- Strong detail orientation required; Knowledge of surgical
- Basic computer skills are required.
- Skill and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and
- Skill and ability to handle multiple priorities, self-direct,
and apply independent judgment.
- Ability to think critically and adapt quickly to changing
- Skill and ability in basic computer skills to include Word,
Excel.Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)
- Basic Life Support 1.00 Required 1.00
- Cert Surgical Tech 2.00 Required 2.00
- Tech in Surgery - Certified 2.00 Required 2.00
Keywords: Wellstar Health System, Inc., Roswell , Sr Surgical Technologist 3, Healthcare , Roswell, Georgia
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