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Trinity Health Surgical technologist - 7a-3:30p - 40 hrs/wk in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Employment Type:Full timeShift:

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supports the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the division of nursing and Department of Surgical Services.

Scrubs for surgical cases according to established sterile procedures and changes into operative clothing, dons sterile gowns and gloves, and assists the surgical team with the same.

Prepares for scheduled operative procedure by arranging sterile set up of instrument table with drapes, instruments and sutures required for procedure according to surgeon preference, and maintains sterile field throughout the case.

Passes instruments, sponges, sutures, and other sterile supplies and equipment to surgeons and assists during procedures, holds retraction devices, anticipates and responds to surgeon needs during course of surgery.

Assists RN with circulating duties such as opening supplies, assisting with positioning, obtaining equipment and supplies, bagging sponges, and preparing the operative site.

Passes surgical specimens to the circulating nurse with proper verbal identification of source of specimen, as verified by the surgeon

Counts sponges, needles, and instruments used during surgery; at the beginning of the case, before closing, final counts and when relieved at the end of the shift prior to end of case. Assists with dressing of operative site following closing.

Operates and cares for surgical equipment, instruments and supplies per department policy and or manufacturer recommendations.

Demonstrates current knowledge regarding development in surgical equipment and trends and techniques through appropriate in-service programs.

Actively participates in SJMHS quality improvement process through current problem solving and process improvement methods. Demonstrating continued support of the hospital’s commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Completion of required Healthstream and other educational requirements as identified.

Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, developmental, and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.

Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBLITIES

Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

Required Education: Graduate of an Associate Degree Program for Surgical Technology or Certification Program for Surgical Technology.

Previous job training for surgical tech position will be acceptable with a Certification of Surgical Technology. The certification must have been maintained since receiving it.

Preferred Certification: for the Associate Degree Program and Certification Programs; it should be completed within 12 months of hire.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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