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Company: Aultman Health Foundation
Location: Canton, OH
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The primary purpose of the position of Surgical Technology Specialist

in the Operating Room is to function in the role of technical assistant to the surgical and the anesthesia team.

PRIMARY, DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND STANDARDS

PATIENT ADVOCATE

1.   Demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to provide

perioperative patient care, appropriate to patient age,

by implementing the standard of care.                      ______

2.   Specimens are prepared and handled according to procedure. ______

3.   Demonstrates by usage, knowledge of the safe operations of equipment related to perioperative care.                   ______

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

1. * Maintains current license/certification/registry as

mandated by the State of Ohio.                             ______

2. * Completes and adheres to knowledge gained through annual

employee educational marathon. ie. safety, CPR,

competency, TB testing.                                    ______

3.   Attends or reads minutes of unit meetings.                 ______

4. * Adheres to hospital policies of time and attendance.       ______

5.   Adheres to departmental dress code.                        ______

6.   Actively serves on committees or offers input

for the improvement of patient care.                       ______

7. * Maintains confidentiality of information regarding

patient, employees, hospital, and physicians.              ______

8.   Demonstrates behavior reflective of the mission, values,

and operating guidelines of Aultman Hospital.              ______

9.   Shows flexibility in working hours and is available for

call as assigned.                                          ______

10.  Makes appropriate recommendations and/or participates

in the implementation of change in order to improve

overall quality of service.                                ______

11.  Recognizes self-responsibility and accountability for

own practice.                                              ______

12.  Works harmoniously with other healthcare personnel.       ______

13. * Uses Personal Protective Equipment and utilizes

STANDARD PRECAUTIONS (former Universal Precautions)

when performing tasks presenting the possibility of

exposure to blood or body fluids.                          ______

14.  Demonstrates and awareness of the continuing changes taking

place in the role of this job.

Eagerly performs the new roles this job demands.           ______

15.  Performs other duties as assigned.                         ______

PSYCHOMOTOR SKILLS

1.   Assists with invasive line insertion and safe monitoring

preparation for all patients.                              ______

2.   Performs hemodynamic, respiratory, and oxygen profiles in areas of responsibility.                                            ______

3.   Coordinates equipment usage throughout hospital areas

within their responsibilities.                             ______

4.   Attends all codes within the operating room and from recent

post op patients in SICU/CSICU and PACU.                   ______

5. * Maintains strict control of needles and sharps.  Disposes

of them according to procedure.                            ______

6. * Demonstrates by example, the application and rigid control

of the principles and practices of aseptic technique.      ______

7.   Prioritizes the work load and facilitates in maintaining

stock supplies in a cost-effective manner.                 ______

8.   Demonstrates knowledge of procedure by anticipating

throughout the case any additional supplies and/or

equipment that may be needed.                              ______

9.   Practices cost containment by opening only needed supplies

for a procedure.                                           ______

10.  Assists with intubations, fiberoptic bronchoscopes, T.E.E.,

intra-aortic balloon pumps, stereotactic procedures, etc.  ______

11.  Prepares and operates the cell-saver equipment within the

current A.A.B.B., F.D.A., and manufacturer regulations.    ______

12.  Prepares monitor, oxygen, and ambu apparatus, and assists

with transport of lined patients.                          ______

13.  Trouble-shoots anesthesia machines and supportive monitoring

devices.                                                   ______

14.  Assesses the patient chart to insure written order for autotransfusion, lab work, etc.                           

WORKING CONDITIONS

1.   Has variable shift rotation that includes but may not be limited to 7:00am - 3:30pm, 9:00am - 5:30pm, 3:00pm - 11:30pm,

11:00pm - 7:00am, or 11:00am - 7:30pm.

2.   Stands for long periods of time.

3.   Breaks and lunch are coordinated with other personnel and workload activity.

4.   Blood and body fluid exposure 1.

5.   Frequent changes in duties throughout working hours.

6.   Involved with personnel, patients, and physicians under all circumstances and conditions, especially high stress circumstances.

7.   Required to take "out of hospital" call.

 

 


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