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CommonSpirit Health Surg Tech- Perioperative Services PRN in AMES, Iowa

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Position Type: PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0

Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Delivers intraoperative care to the surgical patient, primarily in the scrub role. Serves the patients from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

· Scrubs surgical cases in own specialty independently and in other areas with minimal direction.

· Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up and functioning and seeks appropriate resource when necessary.

· Assists in the circulating role under the direct supervision of R.N.

· Prepares for surgical cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of patient, surgeon, anesthesia and other O.R. team members.

· Provides a safe environment for patient and staff by adhering to standards of aseptic technique and department/hospital policy.

· Communicates effectively with patient, staff and physicians.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :

· Participates in orientation of new personnel.

· Assists in maintenance of physician preference cards.

· Participates in departmental Performance Improvement activities.

· Attends department meetings and inservices.

Qualifications

JOB SUMMARY: Clean, decontaminate, prepare and assemble surgical instrumentation and related equipment, used by surgical services and other clinical departments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. COMMUNICATION/INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Demonstrates and facilitates effective departmental and inter-departmental communications.

Consistently responds to departmental and inter-departmental needs in a prompt, accurate, clear, and precise manner (i.e., filling and dispensing requested supplies, instruments, equipment, etc.)

Consistently informs appropriate individuals about problems involving equipment, supplies, instruments, implants, etc.

Consistently maintains continuity of communications

  1. COMPETENCY TO PROCESS IMPLANTS

Consistently inspects the integrity of implant packaging to ensure sterility.

Assembles implant sets, emergency carts, and trays with minimal assistance.

Consistently processes, checks, and labels implants in a timely, accurate, and legible manner with minimal assistance.

Replaces all items needed to complete implant sets and specialty carts with minimal assistance.

Records requests for implants on the record form.

Consistently maintains a clean and orderly work area.

  1. COMPETENCY TO PROCESS INSTRUMENTS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, SETS, TRAY, AND CASE CARTS

Consistently inspects instruments for sharpness, deterioration, alignment, and cleanliness. Inspects all serration and cannulations according to policy.

Uses care in handling instruments, identifies heat sensitive items, separates delicate items to prevent damage.

Checks the condition of instrument containers prior to use.

Ensures that appropriate sterilization indicators and filters are placed in the instrument pan(s) prior to sterilization.

Consistently follows specified checklist when assembling instrument sets/trays.

Consistently labels/initials instrument sets and equipment accurately, legibly and in a timely manner.

Consistently ensures that instrument sets are complete prior to sterilization; records all missing tag items that are not replaced in instrument sets.

Consistently keeps conveyor unloaded and cleared of trays.

Knowledgeable of the basic use of surgical instruments.

Correctly processes workload (case cart, power equipment, decontaminating equipment, scopes, etc.) and determines processing/cleaning priorities.

Removes carts from Surgery elevator promptly.

Keeps accurate records of all equipment received and cleaned, trays and instruments processed.

Follows cleaning procedure per manufacturer’s instructions.

Stock supplies in proper order (new supplies to the back, older supplies to the front).

Assembles no less than 20-25 instrument sets per day.

Displays knowledge in identifying surgical instrumentation.

  1. COMPETENCY TO MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS ASEPSIS AND SAFETY

Understands and practices basis aseptic principles.

Understands the importance of precisely following guidelines for decontamination and loading amp washer as outlined by policy and procedure.

Demonstrates understanding of basic principles of all types of sterilization methods used at SVIMC and operates/maintains sterilizers according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Is prompt and loads sterilizers in the correct manner.

Checks printouts at the beginning of the sterilization cycle, and at frequent intervals during the cycle and at the end of the cycle to ensure proper function.

Performs on a daily basis appropriate testing for sterilizers according to manufacturer’s instructions (Bowie-Dick, biological 3M Attest).

Keeps accurate and legible ledger on all sterilization test results.

Prepares cleaning solution accurately and maintains adequate level of cleaner in Amp washer.

Practices good personal hygiene.

Understands and complies with infection control policies and procedures such as hand washing, containment of infections agents/materials.

Attends in-service programs and complies with general safety guidelines, fire safety rules, hazard communications, emergency codes and procedures.

Uses care in operating all equipment and carts; sinks are cleaned.

Sterilizer drains are free of debris and cleaned daily.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High School diploma, GED or Metropolitan Test or equivalent. Must become certified within one year from date of hire.

Experience: Minimal knowledge of surgical supplies, instruments and equipment.

Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, talking, and hearing. Must be able to handle in excess of 50 pounds.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities.

The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to chemicals), and infectious diseases.

Skills: Able to read and comprehend written material of moderate complexity, write with acceptable clarity and make arithmetic computations; demonstrate positive guest relations/communication skills. All other duties as assigned.

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Requisition ID 2020-110092

Location : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Employment Type Part Time

Standard Hours Day/Evening

Location IA-AMES

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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