To be fully engaged in providing Quality/No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by: performing a variety of technical activities related to patient care, as well as support activities in the operating room under the direction of an R.N.
Quality/No Harm: Perform a variety of duties in an operating room observing proper techniques to include preparing rooms with appropriate instruments, sutures, supplies, and equipment; open sterile supplies and arrange sterile setups for operations. Creates, maintains, and terminates sterile field for surgical procedures. Properly handles and cares for all instruments and equipment. Checks materials and equipment for proper functioning and adequacy; reports faulty equipment and instruments per policy. Assist with precepting new technical personnel. Participates in recording data on OR records. Attends in-services and mandatory meetings. Cooperates with the nurse in the individualized plan of care for each patient. Anticipates needs of surgeon and surgical assistants in the operating room, passing instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies needed in an operative procedure. Demonstrates an ability to perform all duties required of a Surgical Technologist in accordance with established procedures and completion of skills check list. Customer Experience: Supports Health First philosophy of people-centered caring. Participates in action plans to meet Smart Goals. Displays a positive image and demonstrates a concern for patients, visitors, associates, and physicians. Contributes to the patient experience as evidenced by positive patient satisfaction scores and HCAHPs scores for department/medical center and/or written compliments by patients/others. The Service Coordinator Lead must be willing to share information, be a positive force and a recognized leader. This individual should demonstrate initiative and be a self-motivated starter. Proactively supports the surgeon and service line supervisor as a resource and continually be customer focused. Stewardship: Accomplishes turnover in a timely manner, specific to facility by assisting circulator with cleaning and organization of supplies. Prepares and organizes supplies and materials for the special needs of the patient, surgical procedure, and surgeon’s preference in a cost effective manner.
Graduate of program for Surgical Technologist (Military, Community College, or School for Surgical Technology) Certification preferred Three to five years of experience as a Surgical Technologist preferred Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain. Meets requirements for Clinical Level II as per Clinical Ladder for the Surgical Technologist (CP 15.60). PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Exposure to bio hazardous waste, substances, and unknown diseases. Vision and hearing to normal range. Sitting and standing for extensive periods of time. Frequent lifting, pulling, reaching, and carrying of light to heavy patients and/or objects. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted up to 33% of the assigned shift.
Working under stressful situations. Continuous concentration on an activity. Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions. Interacts effectively with members of the medical staff and patient care team.
COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT/SKILLS CHECKLIST:
Service Coordinators Role: Supporting surgeons Monitoring equipment Teaching Preference cards Maintaining LEAN Mindset Product Research Inventory Maintenance Creating educational tools VAT research, follow up, roll out