Aug 21, 2020

Surgical Tech - Ochsner West Bank - 6:45am-3:15pm

  • Ochsner Health
  • Gretna, 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 assures availability of equipment and supplies for endoscopy / surgical procedures; exhibits skills to competently scrub for surgical procedures and assist for endoscopy procedures; and performs other duties as assigned by the RN. This job demonstrates action consistent with the company's “Expectations” as duties are performed on a daily basis.

Education

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


Work Experience

Required - None.

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


Certifications

Required - Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association

Preferred - Certification in Surgical Technology

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic techniques.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy, surgery procedures, and implementation instruments and technologies.


Job Duties

  • Performs direct patient care duties.
  • Organizes activities and supplies based on surgery schedule and daily needs of the department.
  • Competently care for and provides services to patients/customers in specific relations to their age and developmental stage with supervision of the staff nurse.
  • Communicates information pertaining to patient care needs to patients, family members and co-workers
  • Maintains required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials.
  • Adapts to rapid changes in the department caused by unit census, patient acuity and resource availability.


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.


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.


Must be able to move and lift objects weighing up to 60 lbs. Mechanical lifting devices (e.g., carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

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.