Surgical Technician II
Company: CHI St. Vincent
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: May 16, 2020
Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: AR > LITTLE ROCK > ST VINCENT INFIRMARY
JOB SUMMARY: Assist the surgical team under the supervision of the
surgeon and registered nurse. Primarily functions as surgical
assistant when appropriate (see functions of the surgical scrub and
as second surgical scrub). The surgical technologist will also
assist in the circulating duties as delegated by an RN.
- Competency to Scrub and prepare For Surgical Procedures:
--- Consistently checks for posted assignments in a timely
--- Checks case cart and gathers instrument and supply needs prior
to surgical procedure.
--- Communicates procedural needs to appropriate personnel.
--- Performs the surgical scrub in a timely manner and according to
policy and procedure.
--- Identifies instruments/supplies by name & use.
---Organizes instruments and supplies on the sterile backfield
according to standard set-up.
---Arranges instruments on the mayo table and draping materials in
the order of use
--- Follows rules in applying drapes per policy & procedure.
---Demonstrates dexterity in passing instruments and supplies:
passes instruments and supplies in the prescribed manner.
--- Maintains a clean and orderly operative field.
--- Handles medications on the operative field per policy &
--- Handles specimen on the operative field per policy &
--- Performs surgical counts per policy & procedure. (Instruments,
Sharp, Sponge counts).
- Competency to Assist Surgeons
--- Assist or independently apply draping materials according to
type of surgical procedure.
--- Provides exposure of the operative site as directed by the
--- Assists in hemostasis as directed by sponging, clamping,
ligating, removing clamps, cutting sutures, using the
electrocoagulation unit and suctioning.
--- Assist in the reduction of fractures by stabilizing and keeping
the bone in alignment during the application of screws, pins,
intramedullary rods, implants and/or while the bone is being
--- Assists in wound closure under supervision by ligating and
cutting sutures. Is able to apply subcutaneous and dermal
---Prepares and applies dressings independently in a timely
Maintaining Patient Treatments
---Obtains or verifies physicians preferences for
---Participates in patient identification and verification of Op
---Assures the presence of appropriate supplies equipment to
---Assists in therapeutic treatment or procedures according to
policy and standards
---Performs ongoing procedural assessment during
---Observes patient responses toward procedure and inform
appropriate personnel for any
---Ensures effective and wise use of resources, monitoring for cost
- Competency to Assist in the Circulating Duties of an R.N.
Assists in disinfecting the operating room pre and post
--- Assists in safely transferring patients to and from the O.R.
--- Assists in gathering supplies and equipment for positioning the
--- Assists in performing the surgical skin prep.
--- Assists in keeping the operating room well stocked with
--- Assists in providing the patient a clean and orderly O.R.
--- Assist in nursing interventions such as insertion of a foley
catheter as delegated.
--- Assist the registered nurse in gathering as per facility and
--- Evaluates the teaching process.
- Competency To Create & Maintain A Sterile Operative Field And
Assist In Providing An Infection-Free Environment For The
---Complies with the eight principles of sterile technique at all
---Consistently monitors the practice of aseptic technique and
corrects any observed violations.
---Complies to all infection control policies and procedures
identified in the departmental manual including but not limited to:
Universal Precautions, Transmission-based Precautions, TB control
in the O.R., Departmental Dress Code, Controlling Traffic,
Maintaining positive pressure in the O.R., Maintaining acceptable
room temperatures, etc.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing
with attendance of the core curriculum for perioperative nursing or
equivalent training, and licensed to practice in the State of
Arkansas; or graduate of an approved surgical technology program
(one or two year program); or on-the-job trained within the St.
Unit Specific Requirements: Must have completed the required
hospital and unit specific orientation period. Must be currently
certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support & renewable every two
years. Must be able to rotate taking surgical call (weeknights /
Experience: One year surgical experience required.
Physical Requirements: Performs tasks that will require grasping,
lifting, pulling, reaching, standing for long periods of time,
stooping and some repetitive movements. Must have the ability to
lift up to 50 pounds and push or pull weight in excess of 100
pounds. This position is a high risk for bloodborne pathogens,
respiratory hazards, chemical and physical hazards, radiological
and laser hazards.
Skills: Must have the ability to perform independently as first
surgical scrub and/or second surgical scrub (see duties of first
and second surgical scrubs) without close supervision. Must be able
to perform in a team concept environment. Must possess demonstrated
knowledge, training and skills in relating with patients of
different age levels as well as their physical, psychological and
- Requisition ID: 2020-R0274374
- Schedule: Full-time
- Shift: Day Job
- Market: CHI St. Vincent
Keywords: CHI St. Vincent, Little Rock , Surgical Technician II, Professions , Little Rock, Arkansas
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