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Surgical Technician

Company: CommonSpirit Health
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved - a tradition still carried out today. Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Job Summary / PurposeContributes to the safe, efficient operation of the surgical suite by assisting the physician, circulating RNs and anesthesia personnel during all levels of surgical procedures. - Has primary responsibility for set-up of the instruments/equipment on the sterile field to perform each surgical procedure, operation, and cleaning of all procedural equipment during procedures. - Works as a team member to provide harmonious flow of the surgical schedule and operating room running smoothly. -Essential Key Job ResponsibilitiesDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.Contributes to efficient operation of the surgical suite and departmentMaintains confidentiality of information in the surgical suite and departmentAssists in delivering high quality care services in a professional, compassionate and courteous manner with respecting the dignity and individuality of each person who comes in contact with the organization by following the Standards of Excellence, Standards of Behavior and Conduct and Standards of Professional Appearance.Gives direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the RNsResponsible for the care, handling, and processing of all of the equipment and instruments. - -Prepares and sets up for all surgical procedures ensuring that the correct equipment and supplies are available during the case.Ability to assist the physicians as needed with equipment and supplies consistent with their job classification. - -Knowledge of all complex and therapeutic procedures performed in the unit.Ability to set up and assist with out of the department cases at the bedside or in the OR as necessaryPassing sterile instruments during surgery in anticipation of the surgeon's needs.Able to recognize and communicate any patient issues to RN or physician during the procedure.Maintains supplies and stocks procedure rooms and travel carts during down timeAssists with tracking locations and maintaining inventory of equipmentDisinfects and cleans scopes and equipment according to SGNA/ASGE standards and hospital policy. - -Performs other duties as assigned by management. - -#ORStJosephMain

Minimum QualificationsRequired Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President) -Does Not ApplyRequired Education for Staff Job LevelsMust be a graduate of an approved technician programRequired Licensure and CertificationsClick here to enter text.Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesManual dexterity and strong attention to detail. Experience with varied high tech surgical equipment.PREFERRED QualificationsCertification preferred. One year of OR, endoscopy or hospital experience preferred

Keywords: CommonSpirit Health, Lexington , Surgical Technician, Professions , Lexington, Kentucky

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