Surgical Tech II - Part Time - Rotating (OR)

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Job ID: 53679
Area of Interest: Allied Health
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: 11:00p to 7:30p
Job Facility: U of M Midtown Campus
Employment Type: Part Time
What You Will Do:

The Surgical Technologist is a member of the health care team. The technologist prepares the OR by setting up the instrumentation and equipment and by checking that all are functioning properly. He/she also assures that the surgical field is set up according to the procedure and the surgeon’s preference. The technologist scrubs to assist the surgeon during the procedure by passing instruments and sterile supplies to the surgeon and assistants, keeping the area clean and free of clutter and assuring sterile technique is followed at the surgical field. The Surgical Technologist assists with room turnover, cleaning what is necessary after the procedure and setting up and preparing the room for the next procedure in a timely manner.  In addition, the Technologist assists with instrument and equipment cleaning and maintenance.  The Surgical Technologist performs other related tasks under the direction of the Circulating Nurse and reports to the Clinical Manager of the Operating Room.


The Surgical Tech II will also have responsibilities relating to a particular surgical service.  These include being a contact person for surgeons in that service; organizing instrument, equipment and supply needs, and being a resource person for staff.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Communicates well with the circulating nurse to assure continuity of care and efficient turnover and preparation of room, based on patient and surgeon needs.
  2. Assists with the safe transportation of the patient to an individual operating suite, to PACU or Nursing Unit as directed.
  3. Assists with positioning of the patient in accordance with proper body alignment under the supervision of registered nurse.
  4. Assists with maintaining skin integrity.
  5. Anticipates surgeons’ needs for instrumentation, sutures, sponges and supplies according to technique, procedure and special requirements.
  6. Adheres to OR standards on traffic flow, dress code, disinfection and sterilization, asceptic technique, as well as safety standards on medication labeling, counts etc. in order to assure a safe environment for the patient as well as other team members in the room.
  7. Assists circulating nurse in monitoring compliance to standards of other staff in the room.
  8. Maintains a quiet atmosphere in the Operating Room.
  9. Handles emergencies well.
  10. Consistently performs scrub duties with efficiency, while following all standards of practice.
  11. Good rapport with the surgeons.
  12. Assists with cleaning the room, furniture, and equipment according to prescribed procedures between cases. Wipes down equipment at the end of each day.
  13. Assist with maintaining current physician and procedural reference data.
  14. Works with RN assigned to service to coordinate activities related to that service.
  15. Participates in orientation of new personnel.
  16. Maintains Preference Cards for each surgeon and each procedure.
  17. Coordinates in services as needed for new procedures or equipment.
  18. Performs and completes assignments with enthusiasm and self direction.
  19. Performs additional functions as assigned by Clinical Manager or Charge Nurse.


What You Need to Be Successful:

Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Evidence of successful completion of an approved Surgical

                  Technician Program. Prefer-Certified ST.              

Experience: Minimum 2 years of Surgical Technologist experience.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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