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Evangelical Community Hospital Surgical Technologist - Certified in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

  • PURPOSE OF YOUR POSITION

  • The primary purpose of your position as a member of the health care team is to provide technical services by handing instruments to the surgeon, maintain a safe surgical environment for the patient, and act under the direction of a registered nurse in accordance with established surgical standards.

  • GENERAL INFORMATION

  • You are delegated the authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties within your scope of practice. You must possess the ability to communicate effectively in situations requiring tact and diplomacy with staff, patients, and visitors. You must be comfortable dealing with a variety of diverse personalities. Every effort was made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. You may be required to be reassigned at the discretion of a nursing manager.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work very frequently requires sitting, walking to various areas throughout the department and prolonged standing (51-80% of work time).

  • Work requires very frequently lifting of materials and equipment up to 50 lbs and frequent maneuvering and positioning patients up to 250 lbs. When required to work with heavier capacities may use equipment such as sliders, mechanical lifts, walkers, additional staff, etc. (51-80% of work time).

  • Work requires manual dexterity for purposes of utilizing necessary equipment.

  • Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

  • Generally good working conditions. Work may frequently involve frequent interruptions and unpleasant patient care related activities (more than 80% of work time).

  • Very frequently required to work in close proximity to others and around infectious disease and/or chemicals and solvents (more than 80% of work time).

  • Work involves radiation, laser beam and UV light exposure. Required to use necessary safety equipment, masks, skin and eye protection and radiation protection while working with and around hazardous conditions (21-50% of work time).

  • Subject to injury from confused, combative patients, families and visitors.

  • May be required to work weekends and multiple shifts and/or able to work on-call.

  • Universal Precautions apply.

  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Requires either (1) completion of a nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accredited Surgical Technologist program and have an ST certification from an accredited program; OR (2) successfully complete an appropriate Army, Navy or Air Force Surgical Technologist program; OR (3) provide evidence of an ST certification from an accredited certification program; OR (4) was employed as a surgical technologist at ECH on or before 12/29/2020; OR (5) was employed as a surgical technologist as their primary function in another health care facility at any time during the two years immediately before 12/29/2020. Staff required to or who currently possess the certification are required to maintain it annually. Requires continuing education completed as directed by the credentialing organization to maintain current certification for those certified as above. Surgical technologists certified under (1) above OR who have let their certification lapse shall comply with the continuing education requirements specified by the credentialing organization to maintain certification and provide proof of compliance with the CE requirements to ECH, AND ADDITIONALLY staff who have lapsed in their certification will be removed from the schedule and must recertify within 30 days to maintain employment. A surgical technologist employed or contracted with the facility and not certified under section 501(1)(i) or has let their certification lapse shall complete 30 hours of relevant continuing education every two years AND provide documentation to ECH of compliance with this requirement.

  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a surgical technologist is preferred.

  • Current certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist is required.

  • BLS certification is required.

  • Pennsylvania state police criminal record check, child abuse history clearance and an FBI criminal history check required.

  • Work requires basic computer literacy skills and keyboard proficiency. Experience working with clinical documentation systems or electronic charting and hospital information systems preferred. Work requires use of surgery management system and basic skills in Microsoft Word.

  • Work requires interpersonal skills to communicate with team members, surgeons and other clinical staff. Team collaboration is frequently required to provide the highest quality of care (more than 80% of work time).

  • Work requires analytical ability to assess case requirements and provide appropriate supplies. Must be able to integrate and interpret data from diverse sources to anticipate what supplies and instruments will be needed during surgeries (51-80% of work time).

  • Work requires a high level of mental and visual focus requiring mental application and attention to detail. Work is performed under tight deadlines in a fast paced, stressful environment. Must possess excellent time management and functional organizational skills to manage a variety of tasks in a short period of time (more than 80% of work time).

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