Surgical Technician FT Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Memorial City (1220-147)

United Surgical Partners International Houston, TX

POSITION SUMMARY:

An Operating/Procedure Room Technician performs technical responsibilities relative to assisting physicians with the instrumentation of surgical intervention. Monitors PAR levels of all surgical instruments and supplies. Cleans and sterilizes all surgical instruments. Participates in staff meetings and performance improvement activities. Works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High School graduate or equivalent

Graduate of approved Operating Room Technical School with certification preferred, or one (1) year of on the job experience.

REQUIRED LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:

No license required

Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Additional languages preferred.

Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in the Center. Must demonstrate the knowledge of the principle of growth and development of the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient=s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the Center=s policies and procedures.

Knowledge of instruments and surgical techniques; instrument and needle counts; isolation techniques and terminal cleaning of surgical instruments and rooms.

Demonstrates knowledge of specific technical surgical skills.

Functions within the position description and within the scope of employee/patient relationship.

Participates in opportunities of continuing education.

Demonstrates the ability to utilize recognized channels of communication.

Demonstrates the ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with patients, co workers, and other health team members.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Standing:

66-100%

Sitting:

0-33%

Walking:

0-33%

Lifting:

0-50 lbs as needed

Carrying:

0-25 lbs as needed

Pushing:

0-400 lbs on wheels with assistance

Kneeling:

Rarely

Pulling:

Rarely

Bending:

Proper bending as necessary to pick things off the floor

Squatting:

Rarely

Rotating:

Shoulders as necessary

Reaching:

Overhead as necessary but limited

Crawling:

None

General comments: Visual and hearing senses must be adequate to communicate, read printout and other reports, distinguish colors, ability to focus and depth perception. Manual dexterity to handle, feel and manipulate supplies and equipment.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Inside:

95-100%

Outside:

0-5%

Temperature:

30F - 115F

Fumes:

Frequent

Dust:

Occasional

Gases:

Occasional

Odors:

Frequent

Mist:

Occasional

Radiation:

Occasional

Noise or Vibrations: Running equipment, testing equipment, alarm buzzers, phones, computer and printer, and possibly office equipment

Hazards: Contact with communicable diseases, electrical equipment, blood borne pathogens, etc. Exposed to wet conditions, toxic chemicals, mechanical parts and sharp objects.

Personal protective equipment: Provided (gowns, gloves, goggles, masks, head cover)