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Surgical Technologist Operating Room

Company: Banner Health
Location: Tucson
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Primary City/State:

Tucson, Arizona

Department Name:

Surg-Hosp

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Clinical Care

Now offering a $5,000 sign-on incentive!

Good health care is key to a good life. At Banner Health, we understand that, and that's why we work hard every day to make a difference in people's lives. Do you like the idea of making a positive change in people's lives - and your own? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Become part of a premier surgical team, in an academic learning environment and a team embracing experience as a surgical technologist! Our Operating Room (OR) consists of 6 surgical suites where we provide services for a wide range of adult procedures which include but are not limited to: Orthopedics; Sports Medicine, general surgery, urology, plastics, colorectal, hand, GYN, and ENT procedures. WE are proud to utilize Epic as our EMR and are looking for individuals who are motivated to become part of a growing surgical department. We may be small, but we are proud and dedicated to our patient population as we stand tall and provide the highest of quality care.

Full time day shift 6:45am-5:15p, with holiday and call requirements. Weekend rotations are required in this role. Open to new grads! Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when applicable.

University Medical Center South Banner - University Medical Center South is a comprehensive medical center that includes an Emergency department, a state-designated trauma center and a Behavioral Health Pavilion. We are an Arizona Department of Health Services-accredited Cardiac Receiving Center and a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders-designated senior-friendly hospital. The hospital is staffed by physicians who are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and is managed by Banner Health under an operating agreement with Pima County. Our specialty services include inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, treatment and education for diabetes, innovative geriatrics care and comprehensive orthopedics.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position selects and places surgical instruments, supplies and equipment during surgery. Scrubs and provides instruments, sutures, and other sterile supplies during surgical procedure.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Prepares for surgical procedures. Pulls appropriate instruments and supplies and ensures good working order of instruments. Reviews case carts for correct instruments and supplies. Plans ahead for upcoming surgical case needs.

  2. Anticipates the surgeon's needs. Passes instruments, retracts tissue and operates equipment during surgery.

  3. Demonstrates the principles of aseptic technique and universal precautions throughout the procedure. Disposes of sharps and trash and places used supplies into case cart for processing. Participates in counting of sharps, instruments and sponges. Prepares instruments for cleaning following each case.

  4. Ensures that all surgeon preference cards and pick lists are accurate.

  5. Assists with OR turnover between cases. Participates in stocking, replenishing supplies and cleaning operating rooms.

  6. May provide business support to the department including assigned administrative tasks.

  7. This position follows safety procedures in regards to medication labeling, appropriate handling of specimens, appropriate handling of sharps, time-out procedure, radiation and laser safety, infection control, assembling and disassembling instruments. Participates in emergency call rotation. Internal customers are patients, surgeons, and nursing staff. External customers may include practicing physicians and patient families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge and current basic life support certification.

Where applicable must be registered with State Regulatory Agency

The position requires manual dexterity and the ability to maintain professional decorum in highly stressful emergent situations. The position requires the ability to be conscientious, organized, and orderly and the ability to respond quickly to the needs of the surgeon and patient.

Must stay abreast of new developments in the field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from a certified school of surgical technology or 2 years of operating room experience.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Tucson , Surgical Technologist Operating Room, Other , Tucson, Arizona

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