PRN Surgical Technician in Roaring Spring, PA at Nason Medical Center

Date Posted: 8/10/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Nason Medical Center

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is seeking a PRN Surgical Technician for our Outpatient Surgery Department.   The PRN Surg Tech facilitates the operative or other invasive procedure by preparing and providing the required sterile instruments, supplies and equipment. Maintains the sterile field and anticipates and responds to the needs of the surgical team.

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is a 45-bed hospital that has serves rural and suburban populations in Roaring Spring, Altoona, and parts of Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon counties.  Caring for the community since 1900, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center prides itself on providing safe, high quality, compassionate care.  With a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization lab, Conemaugh Nason offers a range of inpatient and outpatient cardiac services close to home when every minute matters. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care as an accredited chest pain center, and offers comprehensive outpatient, imaging, diagnostic, and specialty services. As a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader, Conemaugh Nason is leading the way among peers by delivering the highest quality of care for patients.

Conemaugh Nason is also a member of the Conemaugh Health System, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare system. Conemaugh Health System serves more than a half-million patients each year through the Nason Physician Group, Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of four hospitals, specialty clinics and patient-focused programs.

Job Requirements

Essential Functions:

Assemble supplies and equipment for the procedure.

Prepare and organize sterile supplies and instruments for the procedure.

Perform accounting procedures in concert with the RN circulator

Assist with placement of sterile drapes.

Provide instruments and supplies to the surgical team during the procedure.

Maintain an organized sterile field. Ensure sterility of the field and take corrective actions as needed

Prepare sterile dressing.

Label and provide medications/fluids as per policy/procedure

Anticipate need for supplies and ask for them to be brought to room.

Protect patient from injury related to improper equipment use or handling (Ie. Electrode placement in holster after each use, etc)

Clean and prepare surgical instruments for processing and transport them to the decontamination areas.

Assist with post-procedure cleaning of the operative or other invasive procedure room and preparation of room for subsequent patients.

Assess set up and supplies to make sure you have everything you need from the start of the procedure.

Organizational Expectations:

Demonstrates support of the mission, vision, values, goals and general policies of Conemaugh Nason Medical Center.

Complies with corporate compliance guidelines and requirements of federal, state and local regulatory and accrediting agencies.

Adheres to the standards of professional ethics and handles confidential information in strict conformance with departmental and Medical Center policies.

Provides quality care and services consistent with Medical Center standards and participates in the Medical Center’s Continuous Quality Improvement Program.

Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in response to unexpected changes in the workload, emergencies, staffing and scheduling.

Uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment and a professional attitude when relating with co-workers, patients, families, and visitors.

Performs duties in a self-directed and cooperative manner with minimal need for supervision. Uses time constructively for maximum productivity.

Treats all co-workers, patients, families, and visitors with consideration to their rights, cultural diversity, privacy, comfort and emotional needs. Serves as a patient advocate and fosters a work culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Attends all mandatory trainings and completes all required Life Talent education assignments within a timely manner. Keeps updated regarding Medical Center changes through meeting attendance and review of posted information; attends briefs, debriefs, and huddles.

Abides by and references the Employee Handbook and other pertinent facility policies, including clinical, non-clinical, safety, and infection control.

Job Requirements:

Education

Graduate of a Program in Surgical Technology required

Required Skills

- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

- Working irregular hours including call hours.

- Computer skills

Required Licenses

Certified Surgical Technologist - Pennsylvania
□ CST certification required with less than 20 years of experience. Certification is not required with 20 years or more of experience.

□ Basic Life Support (BLS)

Competitive wage and benefits package, 401K, PTO, onsite occupational health and pharmacy. 


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