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Surgical Technician

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Job Description:

Surgical Scrub Technician Medical City Alliance is a full-service, 75-bed, acute care facility serving the communities of Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. The hospital offers a variety of services, specializing in womens, cardiology, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and emergency care. Medical City Alliance is a "green" facility, silver LEED certified for environmental and energy efficiency. Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Surgical Scrub Technician is responsible for providing surgical scrub assistance for all types of minor and major surgical and non-surgical procedures dependent on individual experience. PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, sets up and maintains a sterile field for all surgical/non-surgical procedures applying principles of asepsis and other appropriate guidelines. Gains, maintains, and applies knowledge of specialized instruments, equipment, and supplies used in surgery. Organizes instruments, equipment, and supplies for easy access and maximum efficiency. Provides call rotation coverage for scrub duties. Applies safety procedures and principles in all actions. Applies basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and principles of growth and development as required to assist in surgical procedures. Assists with transport of patients. Supplies, equipment, to and from surgical suites in a timely manner as indicated. Ensures minimal delays in surgical schedule as a result of transport, room turnover, or equipment management. Uses patient transfer devices applying appropriate safety principles. Assists in patient transfer to and from bed and transport devices using effective body mechanics and patient safety assistive devices: roller boards, slide board, gait belt, lift sheet. Adapts performance of routine scrub duties, communication techniques to the patients age, culture and general condition. Manages medical equipment, drains, and electronic devices according to hospital procedure: urinary drainage devices, surgical drains, chest drainage pump/device, monitors, IV pumps, braces, etc. Properly labels medications on the back table in surgery Adheres to policies and AORN standards during surgical procedures and when transporting instrumentation. Provides proper counting technique before, during, after and at relief during shift or lunch change. Applies universal precautions according to potential exposure routes. Demonstrates effective handwashing, and surgical scrub, performed at task appropriate intervals. Uses hospital approved cleaning solutions, chemicals, and procedures effectively and according to manufacturers recommendations for safety. Uses appropriate instrument transport, decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization techniques in the maintenance of equipment, instruments and supplies. Monitors for breaks in sterile technique during surgical procedures and responds according to AORN standards Reports contaminated trays to OR Supervisor for resolution Maintains records when using the IUSS in sub-sterile room. Maintains log books as required; aids RN in documentation of breaks in sterile technique Uses Meditech automation system to print next days schedule to pull cases, to print Dr.s preference cards and to view interdepartmental and hospital-wide communications. Coordinates own schedule and priorities with O.R. Supervisor, other department staff and physicians. Maintains awareness of own limitations, seeks guidance from appropriate coworkers. Does not accept inappropriate delegated assignments. Alert for errors in own or others work, participates in corrective actions. Actively participates in Time-Out process. Maintains proficiency in own job duties, cross trains to other duties as appropriate. Identifies in services/learning activities to enhance job performance. Engages in hospital meetings/functions.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Fort Worth , Surgical Technician, Professions , Fort Worth, Texas

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