Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
This job performs direct and indirect technical tasks for patients before, during, and after surgical interventions.
- Assists in setting up the surgical operating suite with appropriate instruments and supplies. (20%)
- Utilizes proper aseptic techniques and practices standard precautions. Follows policy for medication and specimen handling. (20%)
- Assists with preparing, positioning and draping patients and participates in the surgical pause to assure correct patient and surgical site. (20%)
- Understands, anticipates and adapts to surgeon preference and patient care variables, and contributes to updating surgeon preference materials. (20%)
- Performs sponge, needle, and instrument count. (10%)
- Cares for and utilizes resources to promote cost effective and efficient environment for patients. (10%)
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- One year certificate from a college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Surgical Technologist (ST) hired after 12/29/2020 must:
- Successfully complete a Surgical Technologist program sponsored by an entity holding nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and maintain a surgical technologist certification from an accredited certification program (including military completed programs). Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification required within 6 months of completion of Surgical Technologist program. OR
- Be employed to practice surgical technology by the health care facility on or before December 29, 2020 OR
- Been employed to practice surgical technology as the individual's primary function in another health care facility at any time during the two years immediately preceding December 29, 2020
- 1-3 years of Surgical Technician experience.
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