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Houston Methodist L&D Surgical Technologist I - PRN, Days in Houston, Texas

JOB SUMMARY

At Houston Methodist, the Surgical Technologist I (L&D) position requires novice to competent knowledge and skills necessary to carry out delegated tasks associated with the safe and efficient operating room support functions and related procedures. This position records data established by policy and procedure and reports observations and patient problems to the licensed nurse. The Surgical Technologist I (L&D) position, under the direction of the surgeon, assists the surgeon and/or surgical assistant during the operative procedure by carrying out tasks including but not limited to sponging, suctioning, cutting suture, and holding retractors. This position provides general patient care and department upkeep as delegated by licensed personnel. The Surgical Technologist I (L&D) position is responsible for assigned non-nursing functions and practices, relationship-centered care in concert with the Houston Methodist Values.

PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED

Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

  • Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

  • INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

  • COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

  • RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

  • EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

  • Focuses on patient/customer safety

  • Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards

  • Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)

  • Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met

  • Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports byenabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20 %

  • Collaborates with all members of the interprofessional care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. Communication to promote both work efforts and problem resolution is clear and professional. (EF)

  • Contributes to a positive work environment with the interprofessional care team to achieve optimal department results. Participates in teamwork by responding positively to requests for assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment. Makes contributions to the work effort as a whole. (EF)

SERVICE - 25%

  • Prepares room, equipment and supplies to accommodate planned procedures. Gathers all instruments and supplies for each assigned procedure and ensures that the set-up is ready before surgeon scrubs. (EF)

  • Supports the obstetrician during obstetrical procedures, performing the surgical tech role in the provision of surgical assistance during a variety of obstetrical procedures including, but not limited to, as appropriate for the respective entity: vaginal deliveries, operative vaginal deliveries, cesarean section deliveries, and other non-delivery obstetrical and gynecologic procedures. (EF)

  • Assists the circulating RN with the sponge, instrument, needle, and other surgical counts. (EF)

  • Accurately communicates updates surgeon preference cards. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%

  • Prepares the delivery room or operating room for obstetrical procedures and/or deliveries, ensuring that surgical equipment is functioning properly and safely. (EF)

  • Maintains the sterile field for surgical procedures by preparing sterile supplies, instruments, and equipment using sterile technique. Assists with the care of instruments, equipment, and supplies following surgical procedure. (EF)

  • Reports observed variances in practices, established hospital and department policies, procedures, and standards to department management. (EF)

  • Contributes towards meeting quality and safety targets on the unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and collaborating with the interprofessional health care team. (EF)

FINANCE - 15%

  • Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, minimizing incidental overtime. Utilizes time between heavy workloads efficiently and helps other team members. (EF)

  • Maintains efficient use of surgical supplies and minimizes opening of supplies until confirmation that will be used during surgery does not waste supplies. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%

  • Identifies and assumes responsibility of own learning needs, consults with healthcare team experts and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those needs. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond novice competencies with a focus on continual development. (EF)

  • Participates in department projects and shared governance activities. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)

  • Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology program or military training equivalency

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 0 years' experience

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • Certification by the Surgical Technologist Association

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.

  • Demonstrates understanding of medical terminology.

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

  • Knowledge of surgical procedures, case progression, pertinent observations, and possible complications

  • Demonstrates knowledge and competent use of procedure equipment and instruments sets and use of various surgical instruments

  • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical supplies, use of and restocking of supplies

  • Demonstrates appropriate skills of sterile technique

  • Demonstrates competency in decontamination and use of autoclave equipment

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work AttireYes/No

UniformYes

ScrubsYes

Business professionalNo

Other (dept. approved)No

On-Call* Yes, on a regular basis (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.

Travel**

May require travel withinNo

Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outsideNo

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: ________

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened in December 2000 to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the growing community in Northwest Houston. The 310 bed hospital has 23 operating rooms, and more than 2,100 employees. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is Northwest Houston's regional leader in robotic minimally-invasive surgeries and specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular services, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, and comprehensive cancer services. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center, Imaging Center, Infusion Center, Sleep Center, Surgical Weight Loss Center and operates the largest Childbirth Center in the greater Northwest Houston area.

Street: 18220 State Highway 249

Name: Nursery - L&D

Regular Shift: 1st - Day

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