The surgical technologists is part of the surgical team and works under the supervision of the OR Charge Nurse. They assist the surgeon during surgical procedures and anticipates the surgeons needs to ensure a smooth and efficient surgical outcome.
Ability to multi-task and anticipate the needs of surgeon.
Prepare and organize the operating room.
Work in conjunction with the sterile processing staff. Able and willing to assist with autoclave decontamination and prevaccing of all instruments as needed.
Responsible for autoclave preparation/biological/DART knowledge.
Ensure readiness of OR per protocol.
Assures that the proper supplies, instrumentation, & equipment are available for the procedure.
Assures that equipment is functioning properly.
Assists in OR turnover and cleaning of room and instruments as needed.
Is able and available to wash and clean instruments per manufacturer’s instructions.
Performs sponge and needle counts as appropriate.
Monitors for breaks in aseptic technique.
Monitors that universal precautions are maintained.
Responsible for stocking the OR and notifying purchasing of supplies that are needed.
Responsible for the set up of the room and preparation for the next days’ cases.
Prepared for emergency situations.
Assist with positioning of the patient for procedure as needed.
Orders supplies and helps with inventory control.
Checks for outdated supplies.
Maintain sterile environment.
Other duties as assigned by the OR Charge Nurse, ASC Manager, or Governing Body.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, regulations and procedures.
Knowledge of medical/surgical equipment and instruments
Knowledge of common safety hazards and appropriate precautions
Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, medical staff, and the public.
Ability to maintain quality medical/surgical control standards
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
Ability to communicate clearly.
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, SPECIAL TRAINING:
Completion of a surgical technologist program or 5 years of on the job training, preferable in orthopedics.
Active Washington State Surgical Technologist Registration
Minimum of two years of surgical technologist experience in ASC or hospital setting preferred.
Note: Position requires full range of body motion including but not limited to handling and lifting of patients, manual and finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination and ability to perform heavy manual procedures as required by orthopedic protocol. Requires standing and walking for prolonged periods of time. Occasionally lifts patients weighing up to 300 pounds (with assist). Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to clinic/hospital environments. Position also involves working under stress in emergency situations or during irregular hours.
This description reflects the primary responsibilities of the position identified for the purpose of job evaluation. It should not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Internal Number: 1900
About Washington Orthopaedic Center
At Washington Orthopaedic Center, our highly trained medical staff of orthopedic surgeons specialize in a wide range of services. If you are living with unwanted pain in your bones or joints, we can help you get back to being you! Our clinics are conveniently located in Centralia, Olympia, and Elma Washington.
Our skilled physicians have proven that they are some of the best in the medical treatment industry. Some of their accomplishments include teaching courses around the world, helping underprivileged patients in third world countries, and being an official provider of the U.S. Ski Team. We provide many services including sports medicine, joint replacement, foot and ankle surgery, arthroscopic surgery, arthritis care, injury treatment, and more. If your injury requires surgery, we have a surgery center that offers cost effective, same day surgery.