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Certified Surgical Tech II (Labor & Delivery) - Nights w/ Weekend Rotation

Company: Company Confidential
Location: Austin
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

St. Davids Medical Center is part of St. Davids HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Founded in 1924, St. Davids Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering a comprehensive medical care at three locations'St. Davids Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. Davids Georgetown Hospital. Located in central Austin, St. Davids Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. Davids Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of womens services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the regions largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department. POSITION DESCRIPTIONThe surgical technologist functions under the direction of the Registered Nurse, Lead Tech and Physician to facilitate the safe and effective completion of surgical/vaginal procedures. The surgical technologist possesses knowledge of aseptic technique, human anatomy, surgical procedures, and current technology used to facilitate a physicians performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Direct and indirect patient care activities include the following type of functions: clinical, clerical, materials management, and housekeeping. The surgical technologist trains and precepts less experienced surgical tech staff in the preparation of surgical cases. They serve as a preceptor for surgical technology students and RN interns in Labor and Delivery. The surgical technologist teaches and directs less experienced surgical staff in room preparation (ORs and LDRs) and turnover. The technologist participates in unit activities. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES Assists in delivery of age appropriate patient care in Labor and Delivery Assembles and prepares sterile setup of supplies and instruments used for surgical procedures Anticipates surgeons needs during surgery based on knowledge of surgical procedures. Passes instruments and supplies to the surgeon and surgical assistant. Assists with daily activities of the Labor and delivery department. Tasks include OR room turnover, management of case carts, stocking ORs and LDRs, assisting RNs with patient care and patient transport to insure timely efficient functioning of the entire L&D unit. Responsible for restocking unused sterile supplies and equipment, recognizing appropriate integrity of sterile packaging and handling. Assists with room turnover to insure timely, efficient use of OR/LDR time. Acts as resource for and assists surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, fellow technicians to meet departmental goals in effecting safe, efficient patient care. Assists in maintaining a clean, orderly and safe environment. Handles sponges and sharps appropriately to protect the patient and entire surgical team. Responsible for maintenance of surgical sterile field. Ensures availability of sare instruments/equipment and stocks appropriately Takes appropriate action to prevent/manage accidents in the area. Participates in unit activities. Participates in budget and inventory control. Keeps supervisor and /or buyer informed of needed items. Participates in staff and self-development. Takes appropriate action to prevent/manage accidents in the area. Complies with Universal Protocol and National Patient Safety Goals as applicable. Participates in activities to keep the unit functioning smoothly. Participates in performance/process improvement. Assists with orientation of new employees. Completes annual department competencies. Attends 80% of staff meetings. Completes all mandatory education including HIPAA and Ethics and Compliance training.

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