Job Summary :
To assist in the delivery of aspects of health care in a clinical capacity based on the needs of the client and standards of operating room care.
Assist anesthesia, surgeons, and associates with procedural related tasks.
Monitor instrument/equipment for processing following manufacture/AMMI/AORN/AST standards or practice and guidelines.
Carry out established procedures: cleaning, decontaminating and sterilization.
Provide assistance in the order of priority and re-prioritizes as designated by the director or designee.
Alter own time schedule to adjust to changes in activity level of the department.
Judicious use of supplies.
Assist RN to obtain non-routine supplies for individualized care of clients without compromise of quality or loss of client care time.
Support client care by readily responding to and reporting on-going intermittent and unexpected changes in delegated aspects of care.
Facilitate planning and adjusting provisions of patient care per request of anesthesia, surgeons and OR associates.
Consult and collaborates appropriately to revise preference cards, instrument sets and supply pull sheets as technological advances influence changes in delegated aspects of care.
Accept and delegate tasks appropriately and promote teamwork.
Collaborate with other health care providers regarding the plan of intraoperative cares, including instrument/supply set up prior to case.
Respond quickly and is able to work under stress related to multiple requests for supplies/instruments.
Maintain professional environment and keep noise to a minimum at all times.
Exemplify excellent guest relations to patients, visitors, and physicians and co-workers.
Collaborate as a member of the operative team to enhance patient flow with changes to daily procedure schedules.
Cleaning, decontamination, and sterilization of all instruments, metal goods, and equipment used for patient care.
Plan and prepare for surgical intervention based on individualized needs of each patient and respond to on-going, intermittent, and unexpected changes in delegated aspects of care.
Adhere to HIPAA and follow social media policy and adhere to standards of practice for instrument and supply sterility.
Verify double check system to verify medications/supplies that are passed to the sterile field.
Maintain just culture and report any breaks in sterile field and activities surrounding patient care.
Maintain workable knowledge of anatomy and instruments/equipment.
Share knowledge and skills with colleagues and others including orientation and cross-training.
Demonstrate leadership and be a resource for peer, precepts students and new employee when needed.
Identify professional needs and collaborates with management for learning opportunities for self and for the unit.
Participate in development and implementation of departmental goals and attend product practice change in-services.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with all customers, focusing on physicians, provider practices, anesthesia and public.
Provide a professional and quiet patient environment.
Practice AIDET (Acknowledge, Identify, Duration, Explanation, Thank You)
Promote commitment to co-workers, view all staff as part of an equal team and be approachable at all times, and maintain interdepartmental relationships.
Be flexible with assignments, staffing needs and assigned shifts.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Associate degree in Surgical Technology or LPN
- (CST) Currently certified by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or (LPN) Currently licensed by the Indiana State Board of Nurses' Registration and Nursing Education as a Registered Nurse.
- 1-2 years' experience required.
Work Shift :
1st Shift (United States of America)
Scheduled Weekly Hours :