Surgical Technician PRN at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 7/4/2021

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Job Description

AdventHealth Hendersonville/Park Ridge
100 Hospital Drive Hendersonville NC  28792
Top Reasons to Work a AdventHealth Hendersonville
  • Join a family of caregivers who provide whole person care; body - mind - spirit, to people living in communities across Western North Carolina and nearby.
  • AdventHealth Hendersonville offers the uncommon compassion of a hometown community hospital powered by the support of a national health care system enabling it to provide services, technologies and facilities to meet the whole health needs of our communities.
  • Faith based organization that extends Christ's healing ministry to every person, every time.
  • Co-workers who fell like family and together deliver on our Service Standards of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy and Own It.
  • As a part of the more than 1,100 team members who make up AdventHealth Hendersonville, you will enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and opportunities for growth and leadership development.  

Work Hours/Shifts

PRN as needed

You Will be Responsible for:
• Assist surgeon during operative and invasive procedures.
• Ensure the operating suite is adequately prepared for the procedure.
• Monitor PAR level of all surgical instruments and supplies.
• Clean and sterilize all surgical instruments.
• Participate in departmental staff meetings and performance improvement activities.
• Interact professionally with patient and family.
• Provide patient with explanations and verbal reassurance, if necessary.
• Notify appropriate licensed professional when patient complains of pain.
• Adapt procedures to meet individual needs of neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients for treatment.
• Prepare room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies, and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.
• Demonstrate competence in care of specimens and accurately handle specimens at all times.
• Assist in positioning, prepping, and draping of patients for surgical procedures.
• Accurately complete operating room counts (instruments, sponges, needles); follow proper procedure in the event of incorrect count; report all discrepancies to Circulating Nurse and surgeon, and/or correct immediately.
• Carry out medical/surgical asepsis during treatments/procedures.
• Maintain safe environment for patient, co-workers and self, per hospital policies and procedures.
• Check all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning.
• Protect patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy; closely observe patient with minimal disturbance.
• Treat patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identify and address psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. • Follow aseptic technique when opening sterile supplies and setting up procedures.
• Perform all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care error.
• Set up, scrub, and prepare for procedures at least fifteen minutes prior to scheduled time, unless otherwise directed by Circulating Nurse or Nurse Manager.
• Perform services requiring technical or manual skills under the direction of the Circulating RN.
• Maintain an orderly and sterile instrument table at all times for the purpose of efficiency; follow department standard set-up.
• Anticipate needs of surgeon during intraoperative phase.
• Clean and prepare rooms between procedures and after last case; restock supplies when necessary and organize effectively for end of case clean up.
• Be responsible for the care of instruments and equipment during intra/postoperative phase, including cleaning and processing of instruments.
• Follow written procedures for steam sterilization; know responsibilities and the necessity for chemical and biological monitoring.
• Consult with other staff members when in question or unfamiliar with equipment or procedure.
• Regularly collaborate with other members of the nursing team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for surgical procedures.
• Complete documentation within shift and meet current standards, policies and procedures.
• Establish and maintain effective communication and good working relationship with co-workers, for the patient’s benefit.
Make decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within the Operating Room Technician’s scope of practice.
Make decisions reflecting knowledge of assigned case and instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure
What You Will Need: 
  • National Surgical Technician certification or must be certified within one year of employment
  • Current American Heart BLS required at hire
  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical Tech Program required
  • One year OR experience preferred
  • Additional languages preferred
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing required  

Job Summary:

Assist surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. Ensure operating suite is adequately prepared for procedure. Monitor PAR level of all surgical instruments and supplies. Clean and sterilize all surgical instruments

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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