Surgical Tech I Operating Room FT Job Listing at Alegent Health in Council Bluffs, IA
Hospital / Healthcare
Alegent Creighton Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare provider in Nebraska and southwest Iowa with 11 acute care hospitals, a specialty spine hospital, freestanding inpatient psychiatric and skilled nursing facilities and more than 100 Alegent Creighton Clinic locations. As the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools, Alegent Creighton Health and Alegent Creighton Clinic are committed to teaching the health professionals of the future.
Our commitment to our patients and their families is high, but the return on that commitment is even higher. We are committed to our employees by ensuring we hire individuals who also believe in enriching the lives of those we serve. If this sounds like you - apply today and join the Alegent Creighton Health team! We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm, weekday and weekend call required.
1. Performs duties according to department specific expectations as identified and assigned.
2. Assists with patient care activities under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse.
3. A Surgical Technologist performs surgical technology tasks and functions that are performed with other members of the surgical team that includes:
a. Prepares the operating room for surgical procedures by ensuring the equipment is functioning properly and safely.
b. Prepares the operating room and the sterile field for surgical procedures by preparing sterile supplies, instruments, and equipment using sterile technique.
c. Demonstrates knowledge of human anatomy and pathophysiology and how it relates to the patient and surgical procedure.
d. Performs tasks in the sterile field.
4. Performs in the role of scrub nurse according to the plan of patient care and departmental staffing needs.
5. Functions in the role of assistant as necessary under the direct supervision of the surgeon.
-Previous Surgical Technology experience
-Surgical Technology Certification
-Required: Completion of an accredited Surgical Technology program.
-Preferred: High school diploma or its equivalent.
-BLS is required upon hire. (Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say ¿Professional Level-with AED¿, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.)
-Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and associated care.
-Knowledge of surgical supplies and equipment.
-Knowledge of medical and surgical asepsis and infection control principles.
-Knowledge of medical terminology.
-Verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
-Manual dexterity skills.
-Good interpersonal relationship skills.
-Ability to work under stressful and changing conditions in a calm, productive and flexible manner.
-Ability to stand for long periods of time.
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