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MidMichigan Health - Surgical Technologist

Company: MidMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

MidMichigan Health, a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is a leader in providing award-winning, high-quality care to the 23-county region it serves. With Medical Centers in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch, MidMichigan Health provides a full continuum of care across a wide array of settings, including urgent care centers, home health, virtual care, as well as medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. MidMichigan Health demonstrates its commitment to the future of medicine by partnering with leading institutions to offer medical education programs that train medical students, physicians, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, nursing students and other clinical experts for our region. Its more than 8,800 employees, volunteers, health care providers and other personnel work together to create healthy communities through solutions designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the 938,000 residents in the health systems 23-county service area. This individual fills the role of surgical technologist in the Operating Room. Surgical Technologist II understands and demonstrates the knowledge of surgical procedures. Assure all supplies and equipment are available for the procedure and in working condition. Confirm and/or assemble sterile instruments for use correctly. Anticipate the needs of the surgeon. They assist in keeping accurate account of medications, sharps, instruments, and sponges. They are responsible for maintaining and monitoring the sterile field. (30%) Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and ability to problem solve in relation to the procedure being performed. Verifies items on the physician preference card. Accountable for supplies so that accurate patient charges are billed. (30%) Demonstrates proper use of equipment, assembling of equipment, disposables as well as cleaning and sterilizing. Assures all equipment, supplies and instruments are assembled correctly and in working condition for the surgical procedure. (30%) Maintains the sterile environments. Monitors the sterile field and recognizes breaks in technique. (10%) Sets up sterile field with instruments in a timely manner. Keeps accurate account of all medications, sponges, instruments and sharps on the sterile fields per policy. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Demonstrates a positive, courteous and helpful attitude toward patient, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. Develops and maintains good working rapport with interdisciplinary personnel to meet the needs of each patient. Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful situations. Shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal findings to appropriate team members. Participates in regulatory surveys. Participates in performance improvement activities. Assists with orientation, ongoing competencies, education, and staff development. Attends and participates in professional association activities and programs to assure being current on regulations, guidelines, and professional standards of care. Remains current on new developments by reading professional journals, and attending seminars. Fulfills on-call responsibilities and extra shift coverage as needed. Other duties as assigned. REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: High School Diploma or GED required. Associate's degree in Surgical Technology preferred. Knowledge of surgical procedures and standards of practice acquired through a surgical technology program accredited through Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or military program. Upon completion may certify for certified surgical technologist exam or completion of a certified Surgical Technology program which upon completion of program may receive a National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certification. Certifications must be valid with National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) and National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). CST certification by the Association of Surgical Technologist completed within two years of hire date and maintained or the date of signature of job description. Initial certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is based upon satisfactory performance on the national certifying examination following completion of an accredited program in surgical technology. BLS required within 90 days of hire or transfer to position. Knowledge of surgical procedures and standards of practice through 6 months to 1 year experience working in the medical center or similar setting. Surgical Technologist II independently scrubs basic surgical procedures. If career ladder implemented at medical center, Surgical Technologist II must complete skills/practice defined for a Surgical Technologist II. Operating room competency must be maintained. Manual dexterity and mechanical skills needed to properly use and hold surgical instruments. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner. A surgical tech who graduated from a CAAHEP-accredited surgical tech program or military surgical tech training program. Associate in Surgical Technology, certification in surgical technology CST. Surgical Tech who graduated with a certificate who holds the certification Tech in Surgery-Certified TS-C preferred. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.

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