Surgical Technician - Cardiovascular Division

Job ID: J115706
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny General Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Apr 30, 2018

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GENERAL OVERVIEW

Performs direct and indirect technical tasks for patients before, during, and after surgical interventions.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in setting up the surgical operating suite with appropriate instruments and supplies. (20%)
  • Utilizes proper aseptic techniques and practices standard precautions. Follows policy for medication and specimen handling. (20%)
  • Assists with preparing, positioning and draping patients and participates in the surgical pause to assure correct patient and surgical site. (20%)
  • Understands, anticipates and adapts to surgeon preference and patient care variables, and contributes to updating surgeon preference materials. (20%)
  • Performs sponge, needle, and instrument count. (10%)
  • Cares for and utilizes resources to promote cost effective and efficient environment for patients. (10%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum

  • Graduate of Surgical Technologist program or completion of an LPN/RN program with training as a surgical technician or equivalent training.
  • Current CPR

Preferred

  • Current certification as a Surgical Technologist (CST) preferred.
  • One year of Surgical Technician experience preferred.

 

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