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Surgical Technician III

Job ID: 312
Posting Date: Jul 2, 2022
Shift: Varies
Work Environment: On Site
Job Family: Licensed Technical
FTE: PRN (As Needed)
Location: Jay, FL

Job Description

The Surgical Technician III performs technical skills and provides assistance to surgeons, anesthesia personnel, registered nurses, and other professionals in the operating room. This position performs similar duties in other areas of the hospital as assigned. This potions works under the supervision of the registered nurse in delivering safe, effective care to the patient during the intra operative period. This position effectively interacts with patients and health care team members, while maintaining the surgical department standards; participates in surgical procedures on patients of all age groups, pediatric through geriatrics: may assist in circulating duties under the direct supervision of a qualified registered nurse.

Responsibilities

"Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of surgical procedures and instrumentation. Maintains current knowledge/certification. Maintains supplies/inventory for department. Performs all responsibilities/duties required, as defined in the scope of service, to ensure that the unique nature of the client is addressed. • Demonstrates knowledge of sterilization and disinfection, as evidenced by practice. • Demonstrates an understanding of operating room sanitation and assists in its maintenance. • Handles all surgical specimens appropriately. • Monitors for and calls attention to breaks in technique. Communicates to circulating RN and surgeons breaks in technique. • In conjunction with the RN, conducts accurate sponge, needle, and instrument counts according to departmental policies. • Performs surgical scrub according to departmental policies. • Assists in the positioning of patients and maintains their safety. • Monitors skin integrity and communicates to circulating RN. • Responsible for proper care and handling of instrumentation as defined by policy and procedure.Assist in other duties as assigned to support the operational needs of the department and organization. May be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters."

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree; Graduate of a surgical technology program degree/certificate is required OR LPN Degree who has completed a hospital on the job training program a surgical tech or surgical technology program is required OR Military trained corpsmen with medical background with surgical tech training is required OR Completed a hospital on the job training program for surgical tech.
  • Two (2) years of health care related experience is preferred.
  • Current licensure in the State of Florida if an LPN.
  • BLS through American Heart Association.
  • Possesses a strong character and unyielding sense of integrity with "a surgical conscious". Exceptional attention to detail and follow through.
  • Ability to stand for long periods, strength to hold extremities, and/or instrument retractors for long periods.
  • Possesses ability to move quickly without sacrificing quality and accuracy. Good memory, able to anticipate surgeon and patient needs well in advance.


About Us

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.
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