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Surgical Technologist

at Great Plains Health

Posted: 10/31/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3593
Keywords: surgical

Job Description

North Platte, NE

Full Time


  • Mission

    • To inspire health and healing by putting patients first - ALWAYS.

  • Position Summary
    • The Surgical Technologist works under the supervision of the perioperative nurse and the medical practitioner providing surgical/procedural care to patients. The Surgical Technologist facilitates the safe and effective conduct of invasive and/or surgical procedures, ensuring the operating/procedural room environment is safe and that the procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education
      • Graduate of a Surgical Technologist Program, LPN or on the job training
    • Credentials
      • Oxygen Certification (Medication Aide Training Hospital based) required within 6 months of hiring. Update to be completed every 2 years.
      • Current BLS required.
      • Certification in Surgical Technology if eligible to take certification exam.
      • Special Procedures ORT Completes SGNA Associates Program within 6 months of date of hire.
  • Physical Demands
    • Stand and/or walk constantly.
    • Sit occasionally.
    • Lift knuckle to waist height up to 50 pounds constantly.
    • Lift waist to shoulder height up to 20 pounds occasionally.
    • Push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently.
    • Carry up to 40 pounds up to 25 feet.
    • Demonstrate visual acuity and color vision within normal limits for age and gender.
    • Demonstrate fine motor and eye hand coordination within normal limits for age and gender.
    • Reach floor to overhead frequently.
    • Bend and stoop to floor frequently.
  • Essential Functions
    • Demonstrates knowledge of anatomy, physiology, surgical procedures, cleaning, sterilization techniques, universal precautions, and aseptic techniques.
    • Prepared the instruments, supplies, endoscopes and equipment necessary during the surgical and invasive procedure. Prepares instruments etc. for high level disinfection or terminal sterilization.
    • Understands the procedure being performed and skillfully anticipates the needs of the surgeon maintaining a high level of sterile technique during the procedure if applicable.
    • Continues professional development by participating in education, training, in-services etc.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and skill to ensure quality patient care during the invasive/operative procedure, being constantly vigil for maintenance of the sterile field if applicable.
    • Assures supplies and equipment needed for invasive/surgical procedures is present. Checks for integrity and sterility of the instrument sets and supplies as applicable.
    • Performs appropriate counts with the circulator per GPRMC count policy.
    • Assists other members of the team with cleaning of the room prepares the room for the next patient.
    • Assist in preparation of the specimens. Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment, and Labels medications/solutions needed for surgery procedure. Sets up a disinfected table for Invasive procedure performed in the Special Procedure Suite.
    • Actively participates in the Universal Protocol process for patient and self safety.