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Surgical Tech Intern - St. Luke's Medical Center


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Advocate Health Care

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Serves as a bridge to augment the growth of the surgical technologist student as she/he transitions from the student role to that of a career surgical tech.Under the observation of the surgical tech, OR Nurse or Surgeon performs a variety of preparatory, scrubbing and related services necessary to provide patient service in the operating room. Assists with surgical cases in all specialty areas. Provides for a clean, safe and efficient area conducive to optimal patient care. Utilizes aseptic surgical techniques in the preparation of materials, supplies and equipment for surgical procedures (e.g., assistance with gowning and gloving; preparation and draping of the surgical area; provision of a sterile field, instruments, suture and related materials; anticipation of the Surgeons' needs; passing of instruments and/or supplies; holding of retractors, observing and reporting possible breaks in aseptic technique; and assisting in maintaining a sterile, dry, unobstructed field). Acts as a scrub assistant for surgical procedures and maintains basic knowledge of a variety of procedures. Ensures the environmental disinfection, safety and efficiency of the operating room. This includes setting up the room for each case including moving equipment (i.e., tables, cameras, microscopes, fracture table, and instrument pans), operating the various types of equipment used during operating room procedures, and returning equipment post procedure. Notifies appropriate staff of equipment and supply problems. Transports patients and/or equipment and supplies. Maintains a specialty cart or item, ensuring its completeness and availability. This includes checking the working condition of equipment, sterility, and sending damaged items out for repair. Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.Scheduled Hours One 8 hour shift every week Licenses & Certifications Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required. Degrees Currently enrolled in an accredited or approved program in Surgical Technology. Required Functional Experience No experience required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Must have completed the first and second cohort of the Surgical Technology program.Knowledge of aseptic surgical techniques used in the preparation of materials, supplies and equipment for various surgical procedures.Knowledge of various types of equipment used in the operating room.Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.Basic computer proficiency.
Associated topics: blood collection, mls, molecular, scientist, sterile processing technician, technician, technician i, technician ii, technician iii, technician iv
Posted Date
04/25/2021

Listing ID
76539002
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