PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The Surgical Technician prepares and maintains a sterile field during surgical procedures, passes instruments to the surgeon and performs basic level assisting duties. Provide all supplies, equipment and instruments for assigned procedures, can serve as a second circulator, assist in monitoring use and ordering of supplies, function as preceptor, participate in cleaning of rooms, and equipment, and assist in meeting any other department needs.
Duty 1: Demonstrates flexibility in use of instrumentation and equipment in order to adapt to the changing needs of the patient.
Duty 2: Supports the implementation of clinical changes and evidence based practices.
Duty 3: Demonstrates knowledge of care standards that reflect the professional and JACHO guidelines for care and recognizes personal accountability for the guidelines.
Duty 4: Maintains appropriate isolation techniques and procedures in accordance with universal precautions to maintain a clean and safe work environment.
Duty 5: Demonstrates cost effective awareness and practices efficient non wasteful use of supplies and equipment.
Duty 6: Assumes an active role in keeping informed regarding changes in policy, procedure and equipment.
Duty 7: Tailors care to meet the age specific and developmentally appropriate patient needs
Duty 8: Demonstrates and understanding of proper body mechanics while working with instrumentation and setting up cases.
Duty 9: Assures patient's rights to confidentiality of care and treatment.