Position Title: SURGICAL SPECIALTY TECH

Internal Close Date: 05/20/2019
Requisition Number: 14684597
Position Code: 1126
Department: Operating Room
FTE Status: 1
Position Type: BUDGETED
Shift: Days
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Internal applicants - please refer to the job description on the Compensation Department intranet site for wage rate information.

Position Summary:
Assist in the nursing care and preparation of surgical patients, primarily but not limited to cardiothoracic and vascular cases. Function as a member of the sterile team in donning gown and gloves, creating and maintaining a sterile field, and issuing instruments to surgeons. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Accountability:
  • EQUIPMENT - Set up tables, instruments and supplies required for specific operations

  • PATIENT CARE - Assist in preparing and draping of patient and operating area; prepare and maintain sterile field for surgical procedures

  • SPECIMENS - Assist in maintenance and care of specimens; prepare specimens for laboratory analysis

  • EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES - Decontaminate all equipment, instruments, and supplies

  • EQUIPMENT- Maintain and ensure surgical equipment and instruments are in good working condition, and ready for patient care use

  • EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES - Work with staff team to gather necessary supplies, equipment and instruments

  • PATIENT CARE - Assist with table equipment, patient positioning, and application of plaster casts and dressings

  • DOCUMENTATION - Document all patient care activities

  • SPECIAL PROCEDURES - Maintain suture levels and assist in high level surgical procedures including vascular/aneurysm surgical procedures

  • VASCULAR SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT: Able to operate EKOS machine, Endovascular system, Volcano system, Power injector

  • VASCULAR SPECIALTY SUPPLIES – Maintain knowledge of specialty wires and balloons

  • VASCULAR SPECIALTY PROCESS - Facilitate contacting interventional radiology

  • CARDIAC SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT - Able to operate Balloon pump, cell saver, Medistim, Vasoview

  • CARCIAC SPECIALTY SUPPLIES - Independent cannulation and knowledge of various cannulas and purpose, knowledge of valves and able to independently prepare for patient use

  • STOCK - Perform restocking duties as necessary

  • RELATED WORK- Assist with operating room cleaning by disposing of trash, linen, wiping surfaces, moping, etc.

  • TRAINING - Act as preceptor for new technicians

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 2 years directly related experience in Cardiothoracic and/or Vascular

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • Nationally recognized Surgical Technology Certification

  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

  • May be required or is required to perform on-call duties

  • May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends