The Surgical Tech Extern will assist perioperative staff with preparation of the operative suite, intraoperative support duties and case completion activities. The extern will effectively handle and maintain equipment and supply inventory and practice basic infection control. This position will also function as a scrub technician / retractor holder under the direct supervision of the surgeon. The Surgical Tech Extern must be self-motivated, responsible and be team oriented.
Customer Service Accountability Standards: Customer service is based on courtesy, communication, cooperation/teamwork, efficiency and behavior. The Extern functions as a role model with competency and accountability. Behavior reflects a willingness to participate as a team member and be fully accountable for job duties and performance inclusive of cost effective activity
Assists surgery team with care of patient when under the direct supervision of perioperative RN and per policy and procedures.
Assist surgery team with preparation of the operative suite for the specific procedure, with intraoperative support duties and with case completion activities.
Demonstrates surgical equipment use, care and handling.
Practices basic infection control according to policy and procedures.
Effectively handles and maintains the equipment and supply inventory as established in assigned OR's and anesthesia carts.
Maintains anesthesia OR room setup, equipment and assists anesthesia staff.
Maintains equipment and supply inventory as assigned sub-sterile areas.
Assists with room turnover.
Functions as a member of the "sterile" team during surgical procedures, creating and maintaining a sterile field under the supervision of the surgeonReflects knowledge of surgical procedures and instrumentation by accuracy in pulling, assembling and providing instruments for individual patient needs and per physician preference cards.
High School Diploma or equivalent;
Must be currently enrolled in an accredited school of surgical technology (2nd semester) and have successfully completed 1st semester;
Must have knowledge of basic operating room procedures and techniques;
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
CPR Certification through the American Heart Associate or American Red Cross.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.
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