Surgical Tech Cert F/T - Main OR
North Florida Regional Medical Center - Gainesville, FL

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Responsible for the direct and indirect nursing care of patients as determined by the registered nurse. Responsible for the supervision of assigned personnel. Completes all assigned procedures and therapies within the specific time frame.Reports supply and equipment needs to the team leader and /or charge nurse.Assists with the transfer of patients.Assists physician in the performance of select procedures.Operates specialty equipment per manufacturer’s recommendation and/or policy and procedures.Assists with providing care for the patient both pre-, intra, and post-specialized procedure.Assists with transporting and positioning patient on the operating bed, specific to operative procedure, type of anesthetics to be used, and use of protective devices as indicated.Performs item counts to include but not limited to: sponges, sharps, vessel loops/umbilical tapes, bovie cleaner, pre-, intra, and post operatively.Takes appropriate action if item count is not correct and informs the appropriate staff.Monitors patient’s response to surgical intervention intra-operatively and reports status to RN circulating nurse.Prepares medication for operative field according to hospital policy with assistance from circulating nurse and/or surgeon; correct route and label appropriately.Organizes supplies, instrumentation of operative field under the supervision of the RN.Collects labels specimens for diagnostic lab per hospital policy and procedure.Practices hands-free passing of sharps, and ensures that the container/holder for the cautery is in place.Maintains vigilance for breaks in technique and informs the RN circulator.Prepares OR room for subsequent procedure in a timely manner being conscious of the 30 minutes turnover time.Performs other related functions as assigned.EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: Completion of an approved program for surgical techs.EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: Prior Surgical Tech experience and/or training.SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: Demonstrated communications and customer service skills, success in organizing work and ability to multi-task. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Certification as a Surgical Tech.


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