We are looking for a part-time (currently only one day/week) certified surgical technician (or LVN) to assist in surgery.
Experience with eye surgery a plus!
We are located just 30-min drive (against traffic) south of Dallas in Waxahachie.
The tech will assist the circulating nurse in preparation of surgical patients by performance of routine and delegated duties according to standards and policies.
The Surgical Technician scrubs for surgical procedures, cleans instruments and rooms, and opens for cases using aseptic technique and the standards of care. The Surgical Technician will monitor inventory and stocks OR rooms. The individual works closely with surgeons to provide excellent patient care. In addition, as it relates to reprocessing job duties, the surgical technician is responsible for all decontamination, cleaning, inspecting, packaging, sterilizing and labeling of reusable items. The Surgery Technician assists in facilitating the daily surgery schedule and intake of facility supplies.
Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Assist and anticipate needs of surgeon relating to instruments, sutures, sponges and supplies according to technique, procedure and special requirements
Prepare for surgical and special procedures cases
Picking supplies and equipment for the procedure
Ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are available
Maintaining inventory and stock rooms
Familiarize self with procedures performed
Know and understand surgeons preferences (2 surgeons)
Maintain sterile technique at all times
Provide care based on the age-related needs of the patient with consideration of their developmental/psychosocial needs, environmental safety, educational needs, communication style, and level of understanding
Stocks and cleans environment between cases and at the end of the schedule
Assists with turnover of the O.R.
Assists circulating nurse in proper care of specimens
Sorts, cleans, and decontaminates all instruments, equipment, and other reusable items
Examines, inspects, and tests equipment and instruments, and is current on all cleaning and decontamination procedures
Operates sterilizers according to manufacturer s guidelines
Follows proper procedures for items being sterilized
Sets up, packages or wraps all reusable items for terminal sterilization
Knows how to identify instruments and can recognize shortages of instruments and equipment from trays and sets
Labels and documents all forms, stickers, charts, graphs, etc. that are involved in terminal sterilization and quality assurance according to policy
Maintains all implant logs up to date
Transfers frozen sections to lab as necessary
Maintains confidentiality of the patients records and protects the patients privacy
Participates in performance improvement program
For this role, you must have the following qualifications:
High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
We hope (but don't require) that you also have:
Minimum 6 months OR experience
Associated topics: general surgery, laparoscopic, robotics, surg, surgeon, surgery, surgery physician
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.