Fairview Health Services  Surgical Technologist in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Surgical Technologist

Specialty Medical Support Staff

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (West Bank)

Department Operating Room

Hours per 2 weeks 64 + Call

Shift Rotating day/evening/night

Date Posted 05/31/2018

Job Number 18-73221

Job Description:

Schedule is day/evening/night shifts rotations and includes weekend, holiday, and Call rotations.

The West Bank has 18 operating rooms, with an average of 36 cases per day. We provide state of the art surgical suites for adult and pediatric patients needing surgical intervention. Surgical services are provided to patients in the following clinical specialties: general, dental, eye, ear, nose and throat, endoscopy, orthopedics/spine, Cardiovascular (peds), neurology (peds), bariatrics (peds), transplant (peds), robotic, gynecological, urology and plastics.

The Surgical Technologist performs the functions of a surgical technologist as a scrub person during surgical procedures providing patient care services appropriate to the age of the patients served during the shift of duty in collaboration with the RN. Is responsible for adhering to standards of nursing practice and patient care, correct use of supplies/equipment and maintenance of the surgical suite under the direction of an RN.

Serves as scrub person during operative procedures

Anticipates surgeon's needs Supplies appropriate instruments, suture and specialty items.

Maintains aseptic technique during all sterile procedures.

Assures proper identification and handling of specimens.

Completes all required sponge, sharps and instrument counts.

Follows appropriate action in emergency situations.

Provides patient care

Adheres to standards of clinical practice and patient care appropriate to the age of the patients.

Assists in transfer/positioning of patients. Collaborates with the MD and circulating nurse to provide care for each patient.

Respects the confidentiality of all information.

Corrects use and setup of supplies and equipment

Assures availability and proper functioning of supplies and equipment.

Assembles and adjust equipment.

Cleans, replenishes and sterilizes instruments and supplies as needed.

Participates in the evaluation of new equipment or supplies.

Assists other members of the team with terminal cleaning of room in readiness of next patient.

Job Qualifications:

Required: Graduate of accredited Surgical Technologist program, or military or LPN Surgical Assistant, or approved surgical technologist training. CPR certification required. Good communications skills.

Preferred: AST certification or certification eligible at the time of hire. Recent CST experience or clinical internship completed at Fairview. 1 to 3 years current surgical experience.

About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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