Provides direct patient care in the Operating Room at the sterile field and assists the Surgeon and Registered Nurse in the Intra-Operative care of the surgical patient.
Adheres to the Nursing Division Mission by delivering patient care focused on: 1) Patient Satisfaction as demonstrated by participation in hourly rounding, discharge telephone calls, use of AIDET in communication with patients and families or other similar strategies implemented on the patient care unit as measured by Press Ganey Surveys. 2) Patient Safety as demonstrated by adherance to National Patient Safety Goals and other patient safety initiatives. 3) Quality patient care as demonstrated by delivery of evidence based best practice care as measured by Core Measures and quality reporting organizations.
Performs pre-procedure hand and arm scrub according to policy. Prepares procedure according to standards and surgeon's preference card. Establishes sterile field utilizing proper aseptic technique. Demonstrates proper technique in draping. Demonstrates proper use of instruments, equipment, suturing and stapling devices. Accurately and appropriately performs sharps, sponge and instrument counts according to AORN standards and hospital policy.
Assists RN in planning patient care and collaboration withother healthcare team members. Performs all pre-procedure preparation to facilitate patient through-put and maintain or improve department standards for turnover time. Maintains asepsis by utilizing best practices in establishing and maintaining sterile field, checking sterilization indicators and integrity of packaging prior to use. Properly handles and labels specimens for processing.
Required Minimum Education: 2year/Associates Degree Surgical Tech
Minimum Years and Type of Experience:
1-3 years prior experience as a Surgical Tech
40 hours per week
Weekend and holiday call rotation
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