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Surgical Technologist- Ambulatory Surgical Center-PRN

Date:  Jan 13, 2022
Location: 

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Allied Health and Clinical Support Jobs
Job Type:  Rotating
Requisition ID:  440081

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Primary Purpose

Prepares operating rooms for surgery, provides technical services, assists during routine to complex surgeries, and maintains documentation to ensure activities meet OR, and PHHS requirements

 

Education/Certification:             

-Requirements for Practicing Surgical Technology in the State of Texas (per Texas H.B. 643-Chapter 259):

-Has successfully completed an accredited educational program for surgical Technologist and holds and maintains certification as a surgical technologist by:

-the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or its successor;

-the National Center for Competency Testing or its successor;

-another surgical technologist certification program approved by the department; OR

-Has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service.

 

Experience        

-Main OR – Must have two years of experience in an operating room/healthcare environment or demonstrated proficiency in 6 services.

-ASC – Must have two years of experience in an operating room/healthcare environment or demonstrated proficiency in 4 services.

 

Certification/Registration/Licensure

-In addition to State of Texas requirements (above)

-Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following:

-American Heart Association

-American Red Cross Rescuer

-Military Training Network.

-Must have 24 CEU hours in a specialty area.

 

Skills or Special Abilities

             

-Must be able to demonstrate a basic working knowledge of surgical equipment, instruments and procedures.

-Must be able to set priorities and perform under stressful situations.

-Must be able to demonstrate knowledge in use of aseptic techniques.

-Must be able to recognize and correct immediately any breaks in aseptic technique.

-Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

-Must be able to work a change in shift, or flexible hours when the work requires such changes.

-Must be able to communicate effectively with hospital staff.

-Must be able to demonstrate patient-centered/patient-valued behaviors.

 

Responsibilities

1. Meets and greets patients awaiting surgery to ensure Operating Room activities meet the needs of the patient.

2.Assists the surgical team during routine and complex operative procedures by functioning in a scrub role or circulating under the direct supervision of a RN, ensuring activities meet the needs of the team.

3.Sets up and prepares rooms with the appropriate instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment and cleans rooms or equipment as necessary to ensure the rooms are set up to meet the needs of the surgical procedures. Utilizes basic knowledge of sterile and surgical techniques by practicing aseptic techniques.

4.Serves as a resource in the area of clinical expertise to Surgical Technologist I’s in order to answer any questions and assist with routine situations.

5.Communicates patient data in an accurate, objective manner, to coworkers and management, in order to ensure safe patient care.

6.Maintains a positive working relationship with patients, medical and administrative hospital staff, visiting physicians, visitors, interns, and students to ensure to the personal comfort and safety of patients, and that Operating Room activities meet the needs of users.

7.Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and PHHS.

8.Demonstrates (via surgical practice) knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Operating Room area. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice as necessary to ensure proper understanding.

9.Provides training and orientation to new employees and students as required.

10.Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of Surgical Technology by attending in-service training, seminars/workshops, reading professional journals and maintaining certification. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

 

Job Accountabilities

-Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.

-Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

-Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.

 

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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