Crozer Keystone Health System Surgical Technologist in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
To function as an integral member of the surgical team by providing patient care as the “scrubbed” team member, under the direction of a licensed professional nurse.
Prepares surgical set-up for procedures, conferring with the circulating Registered Nurse to plan for the shift’s caseload in an assigned room.
Prepares operative site, draping patient.
Handles instruments, sponges, needles, and other implements of surgery during the operative procedure in accordance with procedures and protocols.
Maintains aseptic technique throughout the surgical procedure, until the patient leaves the operating room.
Anticipates needs of the surgeon and alerts circulating Registered Nurse of same.
Assists the Registered Nurse with circulating duties when scrub duties are not needed.
Breaks down set-up in room and participates in terminal cleaning of room.
Prepares and transports instrument table to workroom.
Cares for instruments in accordance with policy, procedure, and manufacturer’s recommendations.
Observes for and alerts appropriate personnel of need for instrument maintenance.
Maintains, in cooperation with other team members, adequate quantities of sterile equipment available for use.
Notifies Nurse Manager of the need to reorder special supplies.
Works cooperatively with other members of the surgical team.
Documents pertinent observations and nursing procedures performed on the appropriate chart forms, in accordance with protocols and procedures.
Reports patient problems, patient incidents, or changes in patient status to a Registered Nurse or supervisor.
High school graduate or equivalent
Successful completion of an Operating Room/Surgical Technologist Course; Certified Surgical Technologist.