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Surgical Technologist - Operating Room - SMCF

Company: Sanford Health
Location: Fargo
Posted on: November 20, 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.

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Facility: Sanford Medical Center Fargo

Location: Fargo, ND

Shift: Varies

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Surgical technologists are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. 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, and in some cases other clinical licensed professionals, 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 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 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.

Department Details

Trauma 1 facility (highest level of trauma care - only location between Minneapolis, Seattle, Denver & Omaha) Offers 13 state-of-the- art operating rooms utilizing advanced cutting edge technology. The OR department is separated on 2 Floors to help serve the specific needs of Patients. On 2nd floor the center focuses on elective cases such as: Pediatrics and Pediatric Orthopedics, ENT, General, and Urology. Hours of Operating will generally be 630-1700.

On the 3rd floor there is focus on more complex cases and emergencies. We specialize on TRACS (Trauma Acute Care Services), General, Cardiovascular and Neurology. We collaborate with Cardiovascular/Peripheral-Vascular specialties including having Angio suites nearby. We have Neuro navigation systems and hybrid rooms. The OR utilizes block scheduling with all specialties. Call teams include General, Tracs, Cardiovascular and Ortho/Neuro. Rotating shifts encompass call with 24/7 shift coverage.

Number of ORs will increase to 28 by end of 2022.

Staff Mixes: RNs, Surgical Technicians, RN First Assist (RNFA), call teams, Unit Clerks and Nursing Assistants

Nurse - patient ratio:

RNs :1:1

Surgical Technicians : 1-2:1

Up to 40% add-on cases/day

Qualifications

Graduate of an approved school of surgical technology or graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) required.

Experience in an operating room setting is preferred. Must have a good knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical and surgical terminology, instrumentation, aseptic techniques, and surgical procedures acquired through post-secondary training.

National certification as a Surgical Technologist preferred.

If an LPN, currently holds an unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license with State Nursing board and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges.

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 and not an LPN, 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-32583

Featured: No

Keywords: Sanford Health, Fargo , Surgical Technologist - Operating Room - SMCF, Healthcare , Fargo, North Dakota

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