Surgical Technologist 1 OR Surg Tech All Service Lines New graduates are welcome
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 2207448
Certified Surgical Technician (Full-Time)
Main Operating Room OR
*$10,000 Signing Bonus
Job/Position Summary: Facilitates patient care by assisting physicians/nursing staff before, during, and after surgical procedures by creating and maintaining, a sterile field and providing the instruments and supplies required by the surgeons in a sterile manner according to established plan for patient care with occasional guidance. Is able to perform competently in most of the cases in a given service/shift.
Department/Unit Summary: Vanderbilt Operating Room consists of 39 Operative Suites, Ortho, Cardiac, Neuro, General, General/Urology, Robotics, (GGUR), and Hepatic, General, Thoracic/Trauma, Vascular-Heart/Neck, Otolaryngology, Plastics, ENT, (HGTV-HOPE).
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Additional Key Elements/Responsibilities:
Facilitates patient care, by assisting the surgeon before, during and after surgical procedures.
Plans, sets up, performs, and cleans up the assigned surgical procedure as a circulator and as a scrub tech.
Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to apply the Principles of Asepsis in creating and maintaining the sterile field.
Performs sharp, sponge and instrument counts according to policy.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience)
< 1 year relevant industry
Certified Surgical Technician
Holds current certification established by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA); or completed a program for surgical technology accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP); or completed an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the armed forces or at a CAAHEP accredited hospital or ambulatory surgical treatment center, or successfully complete the surgical technologist NBSTSA certifying exam.
Medium Work category requires exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.
Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in a seated position
Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs.: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs., with help of coworkers or assistive device
Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs.: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Occasional: Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs.: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs. from one level to another
Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Continuous: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with surgical technology.
SURGICAL EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE (NOVICE): Knowledge of the specific equipment and its performance criteria, capabilities and limitations. Able to use the equipment to accomplish basic tasks associated with the specific devices. May conduct remedial maintenance and preventive maintenance.
OPERATING ROOM CARE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with operating room care.
ENVIRONMENTAL STERILITY & SAFETY (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with environmental sterility and safety.
PROCEDURES KNOWLEDGE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with procedures knowledge.
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience conducting maintenance activities in area of assignments.
INVENTORY MANAGEMENT - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with Inventory Management. Understands
Inventory Management concepts and principles. Familiar with Inventory Management tools, processes, procedures and policies.
Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems.
Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job.
Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.
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