St. Mary's Good Samaritan Surgical Technologist - Certified - Operating Room in Jefferson City, Missouri

Description

Role Purpose:

Responsible for the provision of patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary for the care of patients and the maintenance of the Operating Room under the direction of a licensed nurse. Sets up Operating Room with needed items for patient care; gathers supplies, x-rays, instruments, etc., for cases; handles instruments during procedures. Communicates information to the RN regarding patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Practices and Implements the technical components of patient care under the supervision of a licensed RN.
  • Develops a plan of care based on physician preferences and scheduled procedure criteria. Collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals to plan and prepare individualized care for each patient.
  • Appropriately prepares equipment, supply and resource needs based on an individualized plan of care. Reevaluates and modifies resource needs as needed.
  • Collaborates with the RN to implement a plan of care that incorporates physician preferences, nursing assessments and diagnostic data in a manner that is prioritized, timely, and integrated with the plan of care. Communicates accurate and timely information to the Registered Nurse regarding patients in their care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform all aspects of a variety of surgical procedures. Maintains knowledge and skills to properly operate all surgical equipment and instruments. Utilizes appropriate aseptic technique when handling supplies, instruments, and equipment.
  • Follows laboratory policy and procedure to correctly handle and label all laboratory specimens.
  • Quality controls are documented thoroughly and accurately according to unit specific standards.
  • Demonstrates competence in, problem solving, conflict resolution, and team building. Acts as a resource to other team members.
  • Organizes and utilizes time efficiently. Demonstrates appropriate prioritization. Maintains an organized work environment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively on a team. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with patients, significant others, multidisciplinary team members and co-workers.
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Scrub tech certification.
  • Surgical Technologist experience or graduate from a Surgical Technologist program.
  • Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare provider certification/card or must obtain within 3 months of hire
  • Knowledge and skills to provide patient care appropriate to the specific department. Ability to function effectively in stressful situations.
  • Ability to communicate in verbal and written methods.
  • Ability and willingness to rotate shifts, take call and adjust to necessary schedule changes.
  • Ability to work under supervision as well as ability to oversee others.

About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Jefferson City

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full-service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. The hospital moved to a new, state-of-the-art building in November 2014. The hospital features a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit, a Wound Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. Other services offered at the hospital include emergency services, cardiology, orthopedic care, cancer care, outpatient surgical services, maternity care and women's health.

Organization: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Jefferson City

Primary Location: Missouri-Jefferson City-SSM Health St.Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City

Job: Nursing Support

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: 17010467