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Surgical Tech

Requisition R129322 Market Youngstown, Ohio Department Inpatient Surgery - St. Elizabeth Shift All Schedule Full-time

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  • $16k Sign On Bonus Available

  • $5000 Referral Bonus
    Join our team today!
    •    Higher Pay Scales and Sign-On Incentives
    •    Flexible Schedule to live the life you deserve
    •    Rewarding Higher Differentials with working on the Weekend

This is a collective bargaining position.

  • Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
    Facilitates the operative or other invasive procedure by preparing and providing the required sterile instruments, supplies and equipment. Maintains the sterile field and anticipates and responds to the needs of the surgical team.

    Essential Job Functions 
    •    Functions as the scrub person and assists as trained during operative and other invasive procedures by assembling supplies and equipment required for the procedure. 
    •    Preparing and organizing sterile supplies and instrument for the procedure. Performing surgical counts with the circulating RN according to policy. 
    •    Assisting with placement of sterile drapes. Provides instruments and supplies to the surgical team during the procedure. Maintains an organized sterile field and ensures the sterility of the field by taking corrective action as needed. Maintains aseptic technique. 
    •    Retrieves and collects specimens and labels those specimens appropriately and correctly. 
    •    Reports any implanted devices, catheters, drains, and packing to circulator.
    •    Provides complete case preparation and has knowledge of special instruments, supplies, and equipment needs to the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. 
    •    Demonstrates knowledge of patients’ rights and responsibilities according to the patients age and understanding.                                                                                                            
    •    Demonstrates understanding of patients Advance Directives.
    •    Assists in CPR as needed.
    •    Cleans and prepares instruments for processing and transport them to the decontamination area. Assists with post procedure cleaning of the operative or invasive procedure room and preparation of room subsequent patients. 
    •    Displays and promotes teamwork. Demonstrates flexibility regarding unit/area staffing and scheduling needs. Maintains personal grooming and attire consistent with policy. 
    •    Pursues professional development and personal development. Participates in ongoing educational and competency verification activities. 
    •    Promotes cost containment efforts and performance improvement initiatives. Participates in financial accountability by utilizing resources in a cost-conscious manner. 
    •    Participates in all patient safety care measures. 
    •    Takes "on call" as scheduled and is available within the time frames as indicated by the department. 
    •    Participates in the orientation of new staff and students as assigned. 
    •    Prepares and performs surgical skin prep and clipping as indicated by procedure, inserts urinary catheter as required.

    The technician may also be assigned to the care and comfort of patients according to the specific needs of the unit, and according to the technician’s knowledge, abilities, and skills.

    Skills
    •    Able to follow general instructions
    •    Possess surgical conscience
    •    Moves with a sense of urgency
    •    Understands basic anatomy/physiology
    •    Knowledgeable in infection control practices, 
    •    Knowledgeable of AORN and AST recommendations related to practice
    •    Anticipates needs of surgeon, team, and patient
    •    Self-directed
    •    Able to work independently
    •    Critical thinking
    •    Remain calm under pressure 
    •    Strong communication skills
    •    Able to handle self in a professional manner
    •    Takes direction
    •    Basic Windows application computer skills

    Working Conditions
    Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
    May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
    May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids
    May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials 
    May have periods of constant interruptions

    Physical Requirements

    Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.)   34-66%
    Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.)    1-33%
    Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.)  34-66%
    Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.)   1-33%
    Stoop/Kneel   1-33%
    Crawling   0%
    Climbing    0%
    Balance   34-66%
    Bending    34-66%
    Sitting   1-33%
    Walking    1-33%
    Standing   67-100%

    Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
    Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
    Perform shift work
    Maneuver weight of patients
    Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder
    Reach above shoulder
    Repetitive arm/hand movements
    Finger Dexterity
    Color Vision
    Acuity - far
    Acuity - near
    Depth perception
    Use of Latex Gloves
    Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
    Exposure to moving mechanical parts
    Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
    Exposure to high pitched noises
    Gaseous risk exposure

    Patient Population
    Neonates (0-4 weeks)
    Infant (1-12 months)
    Pediatrics (1-12 years)
    Adolescents (13-17 years)
    Adults (18-64 years)
    Geriatrics (65 years and older)

  • Additional Job Description
    Additional Job Description

    Mercy Health

    About Us
    As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.

    Bon Secours

    About Us
    As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Bon Secours exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Bon Secours seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.

    Surgical Tech – Certified – [insert hospital name]:

    Job Summary:
    The Certified Surgical Tech assists the surgical team by acting as the primary scrub technician who handles the instruments, supplies and equipment during surgical procedures. The Surgical Tech is also tasked with preparing and sterilizing the operating rooms, as well as the necessary equipment and instruments, prior to any surgical procedure. Working collaboratively and promoting teamwork is key to success in this Certified Surgical Tech position.

    Essential Functions:
    • Prepares and organizes the operating room equipment, instruments, and supplies as required for various surgical procedures
    • Assists in the maintenance of the sterile field by applying principles of aseptic techniques and informing the surgeon/surgical team of infractions
    • Provides instruments and supplies to the surgical team during procedures
    • Cleans, wraps and prepares the instruments for sterilization
    • Retrieves, collects and properly labels specimens
    • Checks and monitors medications and assists with the placement of sterile drapes
    • Other duties as assigned

    Education:
    • High School Degree or GED required
    • Associates Degree or Vocational Certification, Surgical Tech preferred

    Licensing & Certifications:
    • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) – American Heart Association

    Experience (preferred):
    • Minimum of one year perioperative experience, can include military training for surgical technologists and/or operating room technicians

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Work Shift:

All

Department:

Inpatient Surgery - St. Elizabeth

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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Luis F., RN

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Luis F. Registered Nurse
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