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Surgical Technologist, OR Tech

Company: Action Staffing Solutions
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Action Staffing Solutions is seeking experienced and compassionate Surgical Technologists/OR Techs for a hospital in San Antonio, TX. Position Summary : In this position you will function as a member of the surgical team, passing instruments, sutures, and sponges during surgery. Individuals who are successful in this position are able to anticipate the needs of surgeons, pass instruments, provide sterile items in an efficient manner and practice aseptic technique wherever and whenever indicated. Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following. Additional duties may be assigned as needed. Must possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician---s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Surgical procedures range from routine to complex high risk or trauma. Must be able to circulate the full range of surgical procedures performed in the operating room at the hospital May perform the role of circulator under the supervision of an RN Exercise the universal precautions set forth by the CDC when providing direct patient care and/or indirect patient care involving possible exposure to contaminated items Transport patients from hospital units to the OR assuring safe transportation of the patient Screen patients prior to transport to ensure preoperative medications have been given, jewelry, dentures and any prosthetic devices have been removed checking the patient chart and identification band for completeness Comfort patients fearing surgery Contact family and significant others to provide information, counseling, emotional support, alleviate anxiety, fear and stress concerning the patient condition and/or prognosis Document all patient care given and the progress of the patient using hospital documentation standards in the patient---s medical record manually and/or electronically Perform a vast array of direct patient care procedures to include, but are not limited to: range of motion exercise, lifting, turning, transporting and positioning patients and securing patients as required Orient and train newly assigned personnel and students explaining OR procedures and requirements, identify and explain the use of surgical instruments and equipment, sterilization techniques and aseptic procedures Observe, monitor and report findings to restore health and to prevent complications and deterioration in conditions such as respiratory distress, neurovascular and neurologic compromise, hemorrhage, sepsis, cardiac and vascular emergencies and requires emergent corrective action within the scope of practice. Follow perioperative nursing care plan in preparing patients and OR. May be required to shave operative areas. Responsible for quality assurance/risk management and responds to breaches of standard procedures which compromise the patient or staff members. May also serve as a project officer for select committees and participate in research projects that are consultative in nature and involve sharing information, gathering data for new or existing technologies. Accounts for sponges, needles, blades, and instruments during the procedure and participates with counts at prescribed times during the procedure with the OR Nurse. Also measures blood and fluid loss. Assists surgeons with complex or potentially life-threatening procedures and assists Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists during induction and throughout procedure. Hand instruments to the surgeon during the procedure by anticipating the surgeon's needs and assist with application of dressings. Select, assemble, and organize required supplies, equipment and instruments for specific surgical procedure in accordance with operative work sheets, physician preference card and/or conferring with physician or charge nurse. Obtain sterile supplies, sutures, dressings, linens, blood, medications, solutions, instruments, etc. for the specific procedure. Open instrument sets, pour solutions, set up and adjust equipment such as electric coagulator, electric bone saw and drill, operate microscope, air power drills, defibrillators, and resuscitators, make suction connections and adjust operating lights. Clean OR after surgery, remove and dispose of soiled and/or contaminated materials, change linen, washes, disassembles, sterilize, and reassemble instruments. Replenish sterile packs and general supplies and restock shelves after using existing supplies. Set up and perform first echelon maintenance on all OR equipment. Report all incidents, accidents, or potential hazards in accordance with established policies Other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications: License, Certification, Education: BCLS American Heart Association or American Red Cross certification is required Current and in good standing certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is required. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience within the last 3 years as a certified Surgical Tech/OR Tech. Requirements: Must possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies. Must exercise a positive, helpful demeanor, display courtesy and tact frequently under stressful conditions and duress at an accelerated pace due to life threatening patient situations. Must complete the onboarding and hiring process including application(s), documents, competency testing, background investigation(s) and drug screening MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A FEDERAL BACKGROUND CHECK Must complete all required training as assigned by Action Staffing Solutions and client/facility pre-assignment and annually including but not limited to OSHA, sharps injury prevention, HIPAA, and cultural awareness. Immunization Records --- COVID-19, Hep B, TB test/chest x-ray, influenza for the current season All employees must be fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks following the completion of the full series of the COVID-19 vaccine) and submit documentation proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodations will be addressed as required by law. Must maintain all required licenses, certifications, and health records Language: Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language required Must have excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to assess situations to make independent, policy compliant decisions Must have strong interpersonal skills and social sensitivity. Must be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds Physical Requirements: Due to the nature of facilities physical demands may vary between facilities and day to day, this is not an all-inclusive list. Must be able to see, hear and communicate Must be able to use proper body positioning and body mechanics including to Regularly stand, sit, walk, run, climb, kneel, crouch, bend, twist Dexterity and fine motor function including strength, control, lifting, reaching and tool usage. Must be able to lift 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds infrequently, and lift or assist in lifting more than 50 pounds at times. Why Action Staffing? Dedicated recruiters ready to help you every step of the way Competitive pay ensuring that you---re fairly compensated for your valuable skills and dedication Local and travel opportunities Flexible schedules available Benefits including health, dental and vision insurance 401(k) Company Description Action Staffing Solutions is a local staffing agency that has a goal to make a difference in someone---s life every day The company continues to grow year after year achieving the Inc. 5000 list. We strive for excellence and constant care for our clients, associates, and internal employees. Human Capital is the most crucial investment of any organization. We partner with our clients to provide the right personnel with a great way to enhance your career. Action Staffing Solutions is proud to offer fair and equal employment opportunities for everyone. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to any non-merit factor. The duties, responsibilities and other details in this job description may be subject to change at any time. The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor of the skills and abilities required.

Keywords: Action Staffing Solutions, San Antonio , Surgical Technologist, OR Tech, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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