Surgical Technologist - General Operating Room - Day/Evening

Ephrata, PA | Clinical Care | Surgical / Perioperative Services | FTE: 1 | Regular | Tracking Code: 103473

Schedule
Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm, 9:00am-5:30pm, 3:00 to 11:30pm
Rotation: On-call Weeknights, Weekends and Holidays

General Summary

Provides entry level technical services and assistance in the operating room in accordance with established procedures, protocols and regulations. Prepares operating rooms for surgery using appropriate techniques.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares the operating room for cases by setting up table, instruments and supplies according to type of case.
  • Prepares rooms between procedures and after terminal cleaning. Monitors and restocks supplies.
  • Drapes patients for surgical procedures.
  • Assists the surgical team during operative procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining correct count of instruments, sutures and sponges.
  • Prepares patient skin for surgery in accordance with hospital standards.
  • Maintains aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.
  • Assists surgeons during operations by retracting tissues under direction.
  • Identifies and cares for specimens.
  • IF ASSIGNED TO GETTYSBURG HOSPITAL OR WELLSPAN SURGICAL CENTER: May be required to rotate work between the hospital and an ambulatory setting

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Certificate Program Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training Required

Work Experience:

  • Less than 1 year Relevant experience. Required
  • 1 year Relevant experience. Preferred

Licenses:

  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required and
  • Certified Surgical Technologist Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required

Courses and Training:

  • Successful completion of a Surgical Technologist (ST) program sponsored by an entity holding nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and hold and maintains a ST certification from an accredited certification program. Upon Hire Required or
  • Successful completion of appropriate training program for surgical technology in the United States Army, Navy, or Air Force. Upon Hire Required or
  • Provides evidence of an ST certification from an accredited certification program. Upon Hire Required or
  • Was employed to practice surgical technology as the individual's primary function in another health care facility at any time during the two years immediately preceding December 29, 2020. Upon Hire Required and
  • If LPN, must have current, valid State of Pennsylvania license as a Licensed Professional Nurse; Additional surgical technician certification not required. Upon Hire Required and
  • If LPN - Expected to complete 6 months of clinical training as part of the on-boarding process in Periop 101. within 180 days Required and
  • Graduate of a Surgical Technology program or LPN program. Upon Hire Required
Brandon Reaser
Brandon Reaser
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