Certified Surgical Technologist
Northfield, IL Plastic Surgery Practice seeks CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST
Pay is commensurate with experience. WE'LL PAY MORE IF YOU CAN SEW! Please submit your compensation history and requirement.
Under guidance/supervision of the operative surgeon, the surgical technician assists in the perioperative care of patients in surgery and performs duties as assigned.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Utilize acquired knowledge and skills related to perioperative patient care, procedures, and equipment in order to provide safe, individualized patient care.
Implements safe, competent and efficient patient care within policies, procedures and standards.
Assists in patient positioning and prepping of the surgical site
Assists in maintaining hemostasis by direct pressure, use and application of appropriate surgical instruments for the task, placement of ties and sutures ligatures, application of chemical hemostatic agents or other measures as directed by the surgeon.
Assist in retracting tissue
Use of electrocautery both monopolar & bipolar
Clamp, ligation and cutting of tissue per surgeons’ directive
Assists in endoscopic procedures
Preserves privacy and dignity of patients.
Maintains patient/family confidentiality.
Observe infection control procedures to minimize the risk of cross-contamination between surgical patients and staff. Practice universal precautions at all times.
Assist with dressings and transfer of patient from operating room table to recovery chairs/carts.
Help as needed with patient and accompany patient to post procedure area; when OR staff are unable to transport to the pre/post area from the OR.
Demonstrate ability to work effectively in demanding working conditions.
Establish and maintain open communication with co-workers, team members, and OR Manager to assist in smooth execution of the daily schedule.
Demonstrate personal characteristics and interpersonal skills to work closely with many team members at the same time.
Perform other site-specific duties as assigned which includes sterilizing tools and instruments.
Certification of Surgical Technology
Certified by the National Board of Surgical Technology/Surgical Assisting preferred
Must possess good communication skills and the ability to maintain interactive/interpersonal relationships.
Available and willingness to change hours as staffing needs require
Adaptable to varied and quickly changing duties without requiring detailed or repeated instructions
Must have ability to establish priorities in fulfillment of duties
Ability to work as a member of a team
Ability to prioritize tasks
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCY
Instructions: Indicate the age groups of patients served either by direct or indirect patient care by checking the appropriate boxes below.
Adolescent (13 – 19 years)
Young Adult (20 – 40 years)
Middle Adult (41 – 65 years)
Older Adult (Over 65 years)
Indicate the appropriate physical requirements of this job in the course of a shift. Note: reasonable accommodations may be made available for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Physical Demand Level
Up to 33% of the time
34%-66% of the time
67%-100% of the time
Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/and or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Heavy: Ability to lift up to 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
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