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Benewah Community Hospital Surgery Technician in St Maries, Idaho

This job was posted by https://idahoworks.gov : For more information, please see: https://idahoworks.gov/ada/r/jobs/1460175 &&&&Job Summary: &&&&&&Assists surgical team before, during, and after surgery. &Ensures operating suite is adequately prepared for procedure.& Monitors PAR level of all surgical instruments and supplies.& Cleans and sterilizes all surgical instruments.& Participates in departmental staff meetings and performance improvement activities.&&&&&&Essential Duties and Responsibilities&&&&&ul&&li&Interacts professionally with patient and family.&/li&&li&Closely observes patient with minimal disturbance.&/li&&li&Provides patient with explanations and verbal reassurance, as necessary.&/li&&li&Adapts procedures to meet individual needs of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients for treatment.&/li&&li&Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.&/li&&li&Demonstrates competence in care of specimens and accurately handles specimens at all times.&/li&&li&Post OR charges accurately and in a timely manner as directed.&/li&&li&Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients for surgical procedures&/li&&li&Accurately completes operating room counts (instruments, sponges, needles); follows proper procedure in the event of incorrect count; reports all discrepancies to Circulating RN and surgeon and/or corrects immediately.&/li&&li&Carries out medical/surgical asepsis before during and after treatmentsrocedures.&/li&&li&Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning.&/li&&li&Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.&/li&&li&Sets up, scrubs and prepares for procedures at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled time, unless otherwise directed by Circulating RN or Nurse Manager.&/li&&li&Performs services requiring technical or manual skills under the direction of Circulating RN.&/li&&li&Anticipates needs of surgeon during intraoperative phase.&/li&&li&Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after last case; restocks supplies, when necessary and organizes effectively for end-of-case clean up.&/li&&li&Is fully responsible for care of instruments/equipment during intraostoperative phase, including cleaning and processing of instruments.&/li&&li&Follows written procedures for steam sterilization; knows responsibilities and the necessity for chemical and biological monitoring&/li&&li&Consults with other staff members, when in question or unfamiliar with equipment or procedure&/li&&li&Regularly collaborates with other members of the nursing team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for surgical procedures.&/li&&li&Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment (assigned case and instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure) within the Operating Room Technician’s scope of practice&/li&&/ul&

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