Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Surgical Tech in Phenix City, Alabama

This job was posted by https://joblink.alabama.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.alabama.gov/ada/r/jobs/2447122 Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital is looking for a Surgical Tech for a PRN position.Shift: Varies including SaturdaysPosition Goal: The Surgical Technologist (Scrub Tech) functions under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) and performs delegated functions such as planning, preparing and setting up for cases, and managing supplies and equipment. The work that is performed is done under the established policies and procedures of the institution and according to the experience and scope of educational requirements of the individual and applicable legal guidelines. The Scrub Tech will be expected to anticipate the needs of the patient and physician and make decisions within the scope of their practiceCLINICAL:Prepares and provides sterile supplies, instruments and equipment during surgical procedureMaintains the sterile environment/technique.Maintains control over all "countables" during surgery.Assures proper functioning of all equipment prior to use intraoperatively. Verifies with the circulator that all required instruments, supplies, and implants are accounted for before the start of surgery.Knows and follows all Policies and Procedures of the department.Functions within the scope of Certification.Follows OR policies & procedures for "turnover" between cases, while maintaining efficiencyDemonstrates ability to follow Universal Precautions, wearing personal protection equipment, works safely, and treats instruments and equipment with respect.PATIENT SAFETYComplies with surgical site verification and time out policiesReviews the planned procedureVerifies all equipment is functioning and inspects for safety prior to useCompletes all counts accuratelyVerifies the sterility of all items prior to introduction onto the sterile fieldMonitors the sterile field for any breaks or potential breaks in sterilityLEADERSHIP:Remains current on all QI monitors maintained in the OR, reading each monthly report and suggesting future monitors.Maintains Service Project through: staff education, facilitates new equipment purchases and product contract changes. Facilitates equipment repairs with surgeons and staff notification, requesting loaners if appropriate to minimize "down time".Maintains effective communication with peers, surgeons, and managementServes as a role model and preceptor for new staff.PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT:Attends all mandatory education programsAttends department in-services as appropriateAttends 50% of staff meetings and signs off meeting minutes including those not attendedAssists in new staff orientation as assigned.Takes responsibility for determining learning needs and seeks out opportunitiesDemonstrates awareness of changes and advances in field.Maintains positive interdepartmental communicationPERFORMS OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:Accepts assignment changes without difficultyAccepts "Open Call" commitments without difficultyAccepts and/or volunteers for unit projects Experience: 1 year of OR experience is preferred or graduate of an approved Surgical Technologist ProgramEducation: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Graduate of an approved Surgical Technologist program or 1 year of experience preferred.Special Qualifications: BLS required. Orthopaedic Surgical/Spine experience preferred. Certification preferred. The Hughston Clinic, The Hughston Foundation, The Hughston Surgical Center, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital participate in E-Verify. This company is an equal opportunity employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status. This company is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.