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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Surgical Technician - Full Time in Nantucket, Massachusetts

_Principal Duties and Responsibilities_

  • Maintains a sterile environment as prescribed by Hospital policy and AORN Standards of Care and adheres to blood/body fluid policies and procedures utilizing OSHA Standards.

  • Functions under all aspects of surgical techniques, both routine and special surgical procedures and applies them in a professional manner.

  • Functions under the direction of the Surgeon and the Registered Nurse to meet all aspects of patient care and safety

  • Ensures proper instrumentation equipment in accordance with department protocol and surgeon’s preference cards.

  • Provides a safe and efficient environment for the patient.

  • Respects patients’ inherent rights to privacy, dignity and safety.

  • Differentiates sterilization methods for special equipment and instruments necessary for specific surgical procedures.

  • Prepares and understands the specific use of all supplies and equipment used for surgical procedures.

  • Assumes responsibility for orientation of new Operating Room employees, as required.

  • Assists in the preparation/labeling of medications on the sterile field during the “surgical procedure”, under the direction of the Surgeon and Registered Nurse, according to Pharmacy and Standards of care.

    • *Understands the importance of teamwork, consideration and cooperation. Understands the need to be actively involved in universal Protocol and “Hard Time Out”
  • Understands the function of a “first assist”.

  • Understands and assists with patient positioning devices/equipment, ensures proper patients positioning safety.

  • Works in conjunction with the Registered Nurse and CSR Tech. to update and maintain equipment and instrumentation of specialty services.

  • Participates in unit staff meetings, in-service programs and educational programs relative to career development. Performs other work-related duties and activities as assigned or requested by his/her immediate supervisor.

  • Assists patients with ADL’s.

  • Demonstrates proficiency with the taking of vital signs, treatments, procedures, and equipment as demonstrated by the skills checklist.

  • Weighs, lifts-moves, positions and transports patients as appropriate.

  • Reports/documents interventions and the patient’s response to the appropriate nurse.

  • Communicates changes in patient condition in a timely manner.

  • Promptly answers patient lights/responds to alarms

  • Maintains adequate stock of supplies in each patient room.

  • Maintains par levels of the clean supply and medication rooms, re-orders items as needed, keeps an accurate list of supplies, re-stocks shelves and maintains a clean environment. As assigned monitors inventories and replaces materials as needed

  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize and deal with emergencies.

  • Completes identification and allergy bracelets on patients as needed.

  • Assists in chart form completion/ adds forms to all records as needed (i.e. doctor’s orders, progress notes).

  • Exchanges needle boxes, replaces gloves in all areas and participates in maintaining a clean, clutter-free environment.

  • Assists in arrangements for patient transports at the request of the nurse in charge.

  • Demonstrates competency in the following areas by physical demonstration or written exam: Equipment, Age Specific V/S Assessment, Blood Glucose monitoring, EKG procedure, venipuncture, urine testing, and handling of other specimens that may be required.

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  • Reviews, attends, and signs all in-service updates.

  • Actively participates in own performance appraisal.

  • In the Emergency Department gathers patient data relative to presenting complaint, vital signs, past medical history, allergies, tetanus status, etc.

  • Performs scheduled and as needed cleaning of medical equipment.

  • May be required to float to other areas as a PCT.

_Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for the Position_ _ _ _Knowledge of:_ _ _ * Knowledge of current standards of practice required. * Maintains skill level, competency and certification on an ongoing basis.

*_Skills:_* *_ _*

* Must be able to demonstrate adequate technical skills and judgment to function unsupervised during on-call, second shift, and weekend hours. * Must be able to function in CSR to cover needs. Ensures proper preparation of instruments and equipment.

*_Ability to:_* *_ _*

* Ability to tactfully communicate with both internal and external customers. * Ability to handle stress and work in emergency situations. * Ability to assist patients on and off equipment. * Ability to move quickly in the event of an emergency. * Ability to stand and walk approximately ninety percent (90%) of shift, with frequent climbing, bending, reaching, stooping, squatting, and helping to lift objects and/or patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) or more pounds. * Ability to use of fingers and hands to operate all department-related equipment as described on the Department checklist. Additionally, must use telephone, calculator, fax, and other related office equipment. * Utilize face shields/mask, gloves, protective clothing, safety glasses, and other protection associated with the care of patients. _ _ _Credentials and Experience Required_ o Graduate of an Accredited Civilian or Military Operating Room Technician Program. o Three years of related experience. o Certified Operating Room Technician o EMT or equivalent preferred

_Special Requirements__ _ * Available to work day, evening and/or night shift as well as rotation on weekends as assigned. Able to rotate to units as assigned. * Able to fill call expectations * Willing to work additional shifts as assigned. * Available to stay overnight should need arise during patient transports off island. * May be exposed to the following hazards:temperature fluctuations, moderate noise levels, minimal dust, infectious diseases and other chemicals as customarily used in a hospital setting. Exposure to various hazards in handling patient transports. * Available to work overtime as needed to complete all job duties. * Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.

Job: *Surgical Tech

Organization: *Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)

Title: Surgical Technician - Full Time

Location: MA-Nantucket-NCH Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Requisition ID: 3129500

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