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Company: Family Hospital Systems
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWe began with one facility and one vision and have grown into Family Hospital Systems (FHS). With the ever-changing climate of the health care industry, we will always be growing. As a company we still see opportunity to bring new resources, treatments, and personalized care for our patients. Family Hospital Systems is a fun work environment, and we are looking for dedicated team members to support our internal company growth and organizational goals.


We are looking for an experienced Surgical Tech to join our Team! Full Time opening available at Brushy Creek Family Hospital. Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program preferred. Experience:
    • One-year experience in an operating room setting in a hospital or ASC. Spine experience preferred Certification/Licensure:
      • Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program as required per facility practice and state regulatory requirement; otherwise preferred.
      • Valid BLS Certification upon employment***online certification not acceptable. Operational Duties Include, but are not limited to:
        • Demonstrates necessary practical, technical or specialized knowledge and skills required for the role of the surgical technician in accordance with AST (Association of Surgical Technologist) and other regulatory standards of practice.
        • Demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of surgical procedures to enable proper performance of scrub duties and to anticipate the needs of the surgeon.
        • Assists in preparing the operative suite for surgery by checking and gathering supplies, equipment, and instruments.
        • Ensures availability of adequate supplies, equipment and instruments for scheduled cases and assists in opening cases in a sterile manner.
        • Utilizes physician preference cards to set up each case; updates cards when indicated, and routing updated cards in the approved manner.
        • Ensures that instruments are working properly before and after each case.
        • Assists with patient positioning, skin preparation, and surgical draping according to surgeon's protocol.
        • Assists the surgeon during a surgical procedure with a high degree of efficiency, anticipating surgeon's and patient needs during the case.
        • Assists with application of dressing splints, and casts, as directed.
        • Conscientiously observes and reports any breaks in sterile technique to attending surgeon and RN circulator.
        • Ensures that surgical asepsis is maintained in the handling of instruments, sponges, sutures, drains, needles, and dressings.
        • Ensures accurate sponge, needle, and instrument counts are completed when indicated and prior to patient leaving the OR.
        • Remove drapes at the completion of procedure and assist with preparing patient for transfer to the PACU staff to ensure continuity of care.
        • Facilitates effective and efficient transition between surgical procedures.
        • Assists in the turnover of the O.R. suites between cases, disposing of trash and linens, and cleaning of equipment and environmental surfaces, as required.
        • Utilizes preference cards and updates them, as necessary.
        • Utilizes appropriate body mechanics in moving patients, stretchers, and OR tables and other equipment to prevent injury to patient and self.
        • Participates in detailed time out process and ensures it is done according to policy.
        • Assists in the maintenance and care of specimens. Identifies specimen with surgeon and passes specimen to the circulating RN. Verifies correcting labeling, as per policy.
        • Recognizes emergency situations and responds effectively in a calm and controlled manner.
        • Assists circulating nurse during local procedures as assigned.
        • Adheres to Standard Precautions.
        • Utilizes Personal Protective Equipment, as per policy.
        • Remains aware of safety precautions required to minimize the possibility of patient injuries e.g. Prevention of Surgical Fires.
        • Handles instruments and supplies during and after procedure to minimize injury to self and others.
        • Demonstrates knowledge related to maintenance, cleanliness, and sterilization of instruments and equipment. Maintains a sanitary environment for the provision of patient care.
        • Appropriately handles the disposal of biohazardous materials/wastes.
        • Restocks area daily, using appropriate par levels and daily stock sheets.
        • Checks for outdated sterile supplies and instruments and assists with reprocessing as needed.
        • Prepares procedure room for use the following day by bringing in equipment, setting up, "pulling cases" accurately, and reporting to supervisor items that are needed and not available.
        • Spends appropriate time and energy on tasks and assignments based on the policies that are supportive of the Center's goals and objectives.
        • Functions independently according to job responsibilities and within scope of practice utilizing current standards of care.
        • Takes personal initiative to maintain current BCLS, and other required certification (if indicated) current as defined by job role.
        • Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices.
        • Attends all mandatory in-services, staff meetings, and participates in emergency drills.
        • Participates in the orientation of new employees.
        • Completes annual competency and other required education as assigned.
        • Maintains confidentiality of records and patient information at all times.
        • Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement".
        • While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current Position, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the Position or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances warrant (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel or staffing, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments). Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
          • Maintains current knowledge of surgical procedures and techniques.
          • Ability to identify and select instruments and equipment necessary for surgical procedures and appropriately interpret information on preference cards.
          • Knowledge of current practice related to hand hygiene, aseptic and sterile technique.
          • Knowledge of current practice of decontamination, high level disinfectant and sterilization procedures.
          • Demonstrates attention to detail by ensuring that all documentation is legible, complete, accurate, and factual.
          • Maintains current knowledge of advances in operating room trends.
          • Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, systems and objectives.
          • Has knowledge of patient rights and strives to improve patient outcomes by respecting each patient's cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values.
          • Knowledge of applicable regulatory, compliance, and accreditation standards and requirements.
          • Possesses critical thinking skills.
          • Demonstrates a willingness to listen to others and openly expresses respect for differing opinions.
          • Demonstrates leadership, effective organizing, and planning skills.
          • Effective problem solving skills to include data analysis and judgment to make effective decisions.
          • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
          • High Impact Communication - Effective oral and written communication skills
          • Computer Skills – Knowledge and basic use of computer skills.
          • Maintains high level of confidentiality at all times.
          • Ability to build trust and gain respect through effective team leadership and participation skills.Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
            • Work hours are variable based on patient care needs;
            • Ability to sit and stand for prolong periods of time, ability to walk, some bending, stooping and stretching;
            • Capability for overhead and low reaching activities;
            • Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, and occasional use of other office equipment;
            • Requires normal range of hearing/eyesight/voice projection to record, prepare, and communicate appropriately;
            • Physical strength for equipment needs and patient care activities; may require frequent lifting/moving up to 50 pounds and occasional lifting/moving in excess of 50 pounds;
            • Ability to move quickly in response to patient needs;
            • Ability to make constant/frequent judgment/response to problem;
            • Exposure to noisy equipment;
            • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, high stress/pressure, handles emergency or crisis situations, regular interaction with emotional patients and/or family members;
            • Work is performed in a patient care setting and may involve exposure to infections, communicable diseases and hazardous materials, radiation/laser, waste gases and blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to water and chemicals used in disinfection/sterilization process. Company Specific:
              • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty.
              • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
              • Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
              • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
              • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
              • Complies with all policies regarding ethical business practices.
              • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the center.
              • Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation's skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
              • Complies with relevant regulations and standards and policies governing safe workplace environment (OSHA, etc).

Keywords: Family Hospital Systems, Round Rock , CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNICIAN, Professions , Round Rock, Texas

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