Aug 21, 2020

Surgical Technician - Certified - Ambulatory Surgery - Covington - Full Time

  • Ochsner Health
  • Covington, LA, USA
Full time

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job assists in procedures competently and professionally, assures appropriate handling and maintenance of equipment and supplies, and assures availability of equipment and supplies for surgical procedures. Scrubs for surgical procedures and performs other duties as assigned by the RN.


Education

Required - High School diploma or equivalent and Graduate from an accepted course in Surgical Technology certification.


Work Experience
Required - None

Preferred -One year experience in a similar medical setting.
Basic analytical experience.


Certifications

Required - Certification in Surgical Technology

Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Good organizational skills
  • Good time management skills and self directed
  • Demonstrates Good Judgement


Job Duties

  • Performs direct patient care duties, including assisting physicians during procedures
  • Assists in the day-to-day operations of the department
  • Maintains required clinical knowledge, technical skills, equipment, training and credentials.
  • Adapts to change in a positive constructive manner
  • Ensures cleanliness and/disinfection of endoscopes while maintaining quality control measures


Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.


This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.