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Surgical Technician

Rice County District Hospital is seeking a Surgical Technician to fill a full time position in the Surgery Department.

This position is full time. Competitive wage and excellent benefits package available.

Candidate is required pass a background check, a pre-employment physical, and a drug screen. HIPAA compliance is mandatory for all employees of the healthcare system.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Assembles needed supplies/equipment before and during the surgical procedure while maintaining standards of care established for the patient scheduled for a surgical procedure. The surgical technician sets up the sterile field, assists with draping the patient, anticipates the surgeon’s needs and hands sterile supplies and instruments to the surgeon and his/her assistant. Skillfully practices sterile technique. Takes assigned call.

Population Served: Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALITY:

· Demonstrates clinical competency based on population served by assisting the surgeon and anticipating needs during a surgical case for all specialty teams.

· Demonstrates knowledge of policies/procedures through clinical practice by performing procedures safely, efficiently, and with technical skill.

· Practices principles of surgical asepsis skillfully on all cases; adheres to safety measures.

· Maintains knowledge of surgical equipment, where it is stored, and how it is used; and knowledge of various types, sizes, and uses of sutures and needles.

· Maintains an accurate account of sponges, sharps, instruments, and the amount of irrigation and medications used throughout the procedure as per established performance improvement protocol.

· Prepares instruments/supplies for sterilization and operates autoclave and Steris; prepares wound dressings, drains, and wound closure materials.

ACCESS:

· Attends and constructively contributes to staff meetings and other hospital wide meetings as requested by the manager.

STEWARDSHIP:

· Practices in accordance with accreditation/regulatory guidelines, policies and procedures of Hospital District #1 of Rice County (RCDH).

· Purposely guards confidential records and other information to maintain patient privacy.

ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES

PATIENT CENTERED:

· Keeps the welfare of patients at the center of all decisions and actions by maintaining a customer-centered focus at all times

· Advocates for patients and their families by practicing behaviors that create a culture of patient focused activity.

QUALITY:

· Expects excellence of self and others.

· Questions the status quo; uses creativity and innovation to engage in performance/process improvement.

TRUST:

· Treats all people with dignity; supports diversity and understands related issues.

· Is flexible and adaptable to change; demonstrates a positive and supportive attitude willingly accepting changes.

SUSTAINABILITY:

· Holds self and others accountable in the use RCDH supplies, and completion of tasks in a timely, efficient, and productive manner.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education

· Completion of Surgical Technologist program from an accredited college

Minimum Experience

· On-the-job training

Required Registration/License/Certification

· BLS Certification to be obtained within 90 days of employment

· Certified Surgical (CRT) certification preferred

Physical Demands

· Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking.

· Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers up to 50 pounds.

· Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

· Hear acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less

· Emotional ability to manage stressful situation

Working Conditions

· Regularly exposed to the risk of infectious/blood borne pathogens

· Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances

· May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements

· Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)

· Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

· Subject to emergency or crisis situations

Subject to irregular hours (evenings/nights/weekends/holidays/on call)

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to hr@rch-lyons.com or download and print the Employment Application. The application can be delivered in person or mailed to
Rice County District Hospital
Attn: Human Resources
619 South Clark
Lyons, KS 67554

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