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Senior Surgical Technologist - Operating Room - South University

Company: Sanford Health
Location: Fargo
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint. See yourself at Sanford! Facility: South University Hospital Location: Fargo, ND Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts Job Schedule: Full time Weekly Hours: 36.00 Job Summary 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 provider's 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. Department Details Looking for a challenging but rewarding career change as a ST? Want a Monday through Friday position with (currently) no call requirements? Want to make a positive impact on a patient's care while working with a fantastic team? This position is the one you have been looking for! This Senior Surgical Technologist position will be one of two STs who cover the Hand and Podiatry cases at South University Hospital. There are 10 operating rooms at this campus that specifically serve the orthopedic patient population. Currently, this position would support our three hand surgeons and (soon to be) five podiatrists. This position involves intricate planning with the surgeon, vendor and surgical team in preparing for each case. You will be an on-floor resource for the team, first scrub orthopedic cases, participate in team meetings/projects and review upcoming surgical cases in the office. You and your partner will work together to cover your assigned case load while supporting the team. Teamwork and communication are essential to this role! Qualifications Graduate from approved school for Surgical Technology. Minimum two years of surgical technologist experience required. 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. Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org . Job Function: Allied Health Req Number: R-21459 Featured: No

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