Work Schedule: Evenings with Call Weekend and Holiday Rotation
Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 1199
Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No
Hours: 12p-10p with rotation to 7-5.
Rotate on call hours based on department needs, rotate weekends and holidays as needed
Shift: Shift 2:
Responsible to perform a variety of duties in assisting the surgical team in the operating room. Responsible for the delivery of patient care as directed by the Director of Perioperative Services, Manager Intraoperative Services and Manager of Perioperative Business/Systems as appropriate to the ages of the patient served in the surgical department. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Maintains confidentiality of all hospital/staff information. Strives to incorporate the philosophy and mission of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and to incorporate the Hospital's goal of Quality care in a personal manner with total regard for individual human dignity.
Graduate of an accredited school of surgical technology required. Must annually complete fifteen (15) hours of continuing education credits to remain qualified to function in this position.
Required Registration/Certification: The person must meet one of the following: (a) Successfully passed a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technologists; or (b) has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; or (c) provides evidence that the person was employed as a surgical technologist in a healthcare facility for a cumulative period of one year within the four years immediately prior to the effective date of the law (specifically, January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2014). Those under (c) are deemed grandfathered.
Effective January 1, 2015, all employees MUST complete 15 hours of CE Credits per year beginning January 1 of each year through December 31. Employees who fail to do so will be terminated. BLS (Basic Life Support) required within one year of hire, and must remain current for duration of employment.
Association of Surgical Technician Certification preferred
Six (6) months of scrub experience under the supervision of a clinical instructor in a hospital setting required. Must also meet the certification requirement.
Six (6) months experience as a graduate surgical technologist in a hospital setting preferred. Must also meet the certification requirement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
May use surgical power tools
May use computer/word processor/printer/fax
Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens
May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
Exposed to hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues
Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes
Occasionally exposed to radiation hazards
Exposed to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment
Exposed to a variety of electro-mechanical hazards
Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/ chemicals
Subject to burns/ cuts
Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment
Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements
May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements
Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
Handles emergency or crisis situations
May perform emergency care
Exposed to hot or noisy equipment
Exposed to hazards of steam or heat
Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
Handles absentee replacement on short notice
Increased pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
May be exposed to toxic chemicals due to photocopier
Flexibility in scheduled working hours/days to meet needs of unit
Employee identification badge to be worn on uniform between shoulder and waist at all times while on duty
Required Protective Equipment
Eye Protection required while scrubbed
Face protection may be required
Lab coat or apron may be required
Mask may be required
Sterile medical gloves may be required
Gowns may be required
Hair covering may be required
Temperature changes: variations in temperature from hot to cold