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Senior Surgical Technologist - Operating Room - South University

Company: Sanford Health
Location: Fargo
Posted on: June 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Surgical Technologist - Operating Room - South University - Fargo, ND City: Fargo State: ND Department *:* Phase 2 Positions Job Schedule: Full Time Shift: Days Hours Per Shift: 8 hr 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. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Maintains cleanliness or sterilization of self and objects in order to prevent infections. Leverages prior experience as a help towards handling changing situations. Implements a variety of cross-checking approaches and mechanisms. Identifies common patient safety risks within the organization and how they can be avoided. Promotes an organizational culture that balances individual initiative and team collaboration and sharing of successes. Adjusts and communicates performance objectives as necessary for team objectives. Collaborates with surgeons and provides appropriate assistance during surgical procedures. Utilizes specific approaches and tools for checking and cross-checking outputs. Effectively delegates and supervises based on one--------s state practice act and an understanding of the concepts of responsibility, authority, and accountability. Responds to day-to-day operational priorities while still making progress on project work. Trains others on main considerations and issues related to laws and regulations in the implementation of healthcare practices. Prepare dressings or bandages and apply or assist with their application following surgery. Uses active listening skills and probing techniques to understand cause of a conflict. 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. About Sanford Health: At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities. In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world. The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future. 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- or send an email to . City: Fargo State: ND Job Function: Allied Health Job Schedule: Full Time Shift: Days Req Number: WD06395

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