The duties of the Surgical Technician shall include but not be limited to: Demonstrates a working knowledge of surgical equipment, instruments, supplies and procedures utilized in the operating room; knowledge of Exposure Control Plan; utilize Universal Precautions. Always maintains an orderly and sterile instrument table for the purpose of efficiency. Assists the surgeon and team during operative and invasive procedures anticipating the surgeons needs. Maintains an ongoing count of sponges, needles, dissectors, tapes, and instruments and supplies as needed or instructed .Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each case to ensure proper functioning. Cleans, sterilizes, and replenishes instruments and supplies as needed or instructed. Monitors PAR level of all instruments and supplies. Submits requisitions for replenishment to OR Supervisor. Keeps proficient and knowledgeable of surgeons needs techniques, requirements, and prepares the room accordingly. Updates preference cards when necessary. Transports and positions patient as directed for the procedure, while being alert to proper identification methods. Identifies and appropriately labels specimens and cultures to be submitted to the Laboratory. Responds to emergency calls as necessary. Protects patients right to privacy as outlined in the HIPAA regulations and policy of the Hopedale Medical Complex. Participates in regular in-service training and other quality assurance activities, as well as in continuing education seminars and workshops. Participates in departmental staff meetings and mandatory Complex meetings. Records treatments, comments, and notations as necessary on the appropriate patient chart, alert other personnel of problems, orders, and other pertinent information. Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationship with co-workers, supervisor and physicians.
This person will assist the surgeon and other members of the surgical team in the completion of an assigned procedure, including the preparation of the suite and the patient. The Surgical Technician must function well with as the principles and practice of Aseptic Technique. Must be a graduate of an accredited program for Surgical Technicians and/or licensed by the State of Illinois as a certified Surgical TechnicianPHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or control; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.