Surgical Technician-Inhouse Agency - OLG Patient Flow and Staffing Center - PRN(Open)
Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Posted on: August 5, 2022
This job is typically 12-weeks length in assignment. This job
ensures 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.To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.This
job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's
discretion.Education Required - High school diploma or equivalent
and graduate from an accepted course in surgical technology.Work
ExperienceRequired - None.Preferred - 1 year of experience in a
similar medical setting.CertificationsRequired - Basic Life Support
(BLS) through American Heart Association.Preferred - Certification
in surgical technology.Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic
- Knowledge of human anatomy, surgery procedures, and
implementation instruments and technologies.
- Basic analytical skills.
- Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability
to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels
of individuals throughout the patient care process.
- Ability to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend,
holiday, on call availability).Job Duties
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
- Organizes activities and supplies based on surgery schedule and
daily needs of the department.
- Competently cares 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
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- 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.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.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 DemandsThe
physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10
to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly:
activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move
objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for
Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a
negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is negligible.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. The incumbent
has an occupational risk for exposure to all 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.
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