Surgical Tech I in Martinsville, VA at Sovah Health - Martinsville

Date Posted: 2/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

SOVAH Health - Martinsville

Provides direct patient care to neonate through geriatric patient populations.  Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment.  Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition.  Assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedures.  Assists with the maintenance of surgical equipment and inventory.  Participates in performance improvement activities.  Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met.  Monitors, positions and assists patient during procedure.

Job Requirements

Education:   Graduate of a School of Surgical Technology.   BLS certification – if not current, training required.
Experience:  Previous experience in acute care hospital setting preferred.  Requirements will include successful completion of orientation checklist and skills/credentials/competency requirements of specific unit.
Skills:  Requires ability to function in stressful situations.   Ability to accept responsibility and accountability to perform delegated aspects of the nursing process.   Requires the cognitive ability and practical ability to provide nursing care appropriate to the patient population assigned, considering patient age and diagnosis with full implementation of the nursing process to include Assessment/Reassessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation.
Typical Physical Demands:  Requires full range of motion including handling and lifting patients and/or equipment, manual and finger dexterity and eye hand coordination.  Requires standing and walking for extensive period of time.  May require lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds.  May require frequent bending, squatting and kneeling.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  Requires ability to work under stressful conditions and/or irregular hours.  Potential for exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.

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