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Nebraska Methodist Health System Surgical Tech I **$5,000 Sign-On Bonus & up to $7,000 Tuition Reimbursement** in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Purpose of Job

  • Allied health professional working as a part of the team delivering surgical care by assisting physicians and maintaining a sterile field during surgical procedure through consistent application of aseptic techniques.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technology program required.

  • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirement.

  • Experience

  • No previous experience required.

  • One year of operating room experience preferred.

  • License/Certifications

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) certification preferred.

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Certification preferred.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Ability to perform mathematical computations.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Not necessary for the position (0%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Grasping

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Reaching

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Speaking/talking

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Hearing

  • Seeing/visual

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Performs preoperative preparation.

  • Reviews physician preference list before operative procedure and assembles supplies and equipment needed for procedure.

  • Opens sterile supplies using sterile technique.

  • Transfers medications and solutions to the sterile field according to policy.

  • Communicates clearly and collaborates with other members of the perioperative team to prepare operative procedure.

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge and proficient practice in the first scrub role in complex cases.

  • Functions as scrub person during operative procedure by preparing, monitoring, and maintaining a sterile field

  • Completing surgical scrub according to policy.

  • Performs scrub duties in an accurate, concise and timely manner.

  • Wears appropriate personal protective apparel (PPA) and follows standard and policy for attire in the operating room.

  • Organizes and maintains sterile instruments and supplies in organized manner.

  • Performs counts according to facility policy and procedure during procedure and hand-off situations.

  • Assisting with draping sterile field according to standard.

  • Watches progress of the operation and anticipates needs of team members.

  • Disassembles instruments and equipment, transports to processing department.

  • Assists with cleaning room and prepares for subsequent procedure.

  • Applies base knowledge and principles during operative procedure (Intraoperative Surgical).

  • Base knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, microbiology and pharmacology for optimal surgical patient care.

  • Principles of computer science, electricity and robotics as needed for surgical patient care.

  • Principles of sterile technique during the surgical procedure.

  • Follows policy and procedure for Intraoperative Surgical procedures.

  • Participates in surgical time-out, fire risk assessment, and case summary for each operative procedure.

  • Identifies labels and handles specimens including hand-off situations and disposition of specimen.

  • Demonstrates collegiality and leadership qualities.

  • Demonstrates awareness of, and participation in performance improvement activities.

  • Reports potential performance improvement problems, to coordinators, core nurse and service leader, assists in problem solving.

  • Maintains compliance with department call requirements, adjusts hours to meet patient services.

  • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Population Specific Criteria.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs.

  • Applies knowledge related to emergency situations and surgical procedures in the operating room.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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