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- Surgical Tech Float- IP
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- James Cancer Hospital/CCC
- Operating Room
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Surgical Technologist-Float (Job Opening 443000) - Scope of Position
The James Surgical Technologist Float functions as an integral member of a team of care providers on a patient care unit who reflect a culture of cooperation, enthusiasm and mutual respect. The team, consisting of the Patient Care Coordinator (PCC-RN), Anesthesia Technician (AT) and the Unit Clerical Associate (UCA) provides patient care and supportive services that are directed toward successful achievement of patient care outcomes, maximizing the patients involvement in his/her own plan of care, improving services levels, reducing the length of hospitalization and decreasing costs. Patients and their family will experience the benefits of patient focus care through the integrated skills of all care team members. The James Surgical Technologist Float will provide care in The James surgical suites as well as for Neuro Oncology patients in UH- University Hospital as appropriate.
The Surgical Technologist Float (ST) is an unclassified professional staff position. The ST works under the general supervision of the Perioperative Manager and the direct supervision of the PCC-RN, performing technical skills related to intraoperative patient care, using established nursing policies and procedures. The ST performs direct and indirect perioperative nursing tasks for pediatric and adult patients having surgical and endoscopy procedures. The primary focus of this position is the scrub person role. Under the supervision of an operating room Charge Nurse the ST performs basic operating room materials services tasks. Under the direct supervision of a credentialed surgeon, the ST performs second assisting duties during the surgical procedure.
The ST performs all tasks in a manner that is cost effective without compromising quality of care, meets hospital continuing education and certification requirements upholds Nursing Services philosophy and objectives, contributes to organizational effectiveness, and demonstrates career growth and development. The ST works rotating shifts as assigned by the Nurse Manager. Call is assigned on a rotating basis.
All employees entering this position shall receive orientation to The University Hospitals system and The James Operating Rooms. Orientation will include the role, duties and responsibilities of the Surgical Technologist.
Education and experience
Must be a high school graduate or possess the GED, and must have completed formal Surgical Technology Training Program or the equivalent. A minimum of 1 year related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. CST Certification is required.