Surgical Technician, Certified

Campbell Clinic Orthopeadics
Job Description

Utilizes education and acquired skills to provide a safe environment and quality care to all patients undergoing orthopaedic procedures in the operating room as directed by the surgeon.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

* Assures that cleaning activities are ongoing, thereby consistently maintaining instrumentation needed for caseload.
* Utilizes equipment in the operating room properly to safe patient outcomes as directed by the surgeon
* Cleans and maintains operating rooms before and after surgical procedures. Maintains cleaning solutions and cleaning equipment.
* Exercises caution when using chemicals/cleaning fluids that are toxic or caustic
* Troubleshoots problems related to equipment, supplies and service. Takes appropriate corrective action and informs the Operating Room Supervisor
* Assures that solid/infectious waste is collected and delivered to collection area in a timely manner
* Coordinates patient intra-operative care with surgical team to achieve desired outcomes
* Assists the RN in lifting, positioning, transferring and caring for the sedated/anesthesized patients in the O.R. and PACU. Assists in monitoring patients for positioning safety-related issues under the guidance of the RN, and notifies the RN of safety issues. Follows accepted recommended guidelines for moving, positioning, and holding limbs of patients
* Maintains principles of aseptic technique. Notifies team members when breaks in technique occur and takes appropriate measures to correct breaks in technique
* Assists in the cleaning and processing of instruments in the wash room area
* Maintains supplies needed for surgical procedures
* Performs other duties as assigned


Education: Completion of an accredited surgical technologist program required.
Experience: 1 plus years of experience is required and orthopaedic surgery experience preferred.
Computer Skills: Must be computer literate. Basic computer skills required.
Certifications & Licenses: Current CST and BLS required and must be maintained.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
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