Surgical Technologist - Duke Regional Hospital - Labor and Delivery - Night Shift
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 141210
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
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Duke Regional Hospital, - Night Shift - Durham NC 27704
Surgical Technologists (ST) are allied health professionals who assist in the preparation and care of surgical patients ranging from infancy to geriatrics under the general direction of a professional nurse. The STpossesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile aseptictechnique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate asurgeon's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.The ST who has a dual function in the operating room and the ambulatory setting demonstrates competency in the care of surgical patients preop ratively and postoperatively in the ambulatory surgical clinicsetting.
Level I New graduate with up to 18 month s of full-time equivalent experience.Perform all responsibilities in a manner that demonstrates Service Excellence towards patients, physicians, peers and other departments. Assume responsibility for upholding the policies and procedures of thedepartment and organization.Demonstrates eager ness to learn, takes direction, adapts to changeswithin unit, demonstrates consistent progress toward Level II.Establishes and maintains sterile field and assures team maintains sterile environment. Demonstrate and practice a good understanding ofsterile technique.Has a basic knowledge of instrumentations. Prepare Operating Room with appropriate instrumentatio n, equipment and supplies.Demonstrates correct and safe instrumentation passing and performssponge, needle and instrument counts in a safe and a ccurate manner.Maintain technical skills to serve a patient population c omprised ofinfancy to geriatric clients.Take calls and rotate shifts as required under the direction of aregistered nurse.For Surgical Technolog ists with a dual role in an ambulatoryenvironment, additional responsibi lities may include: prepare patientsfor examinations and procedures in t he surgical clinic setting; assistthe physician during patient examinati on and procedures in the clinic;collect and label laboratory specimens f or processing; reinforcepostoperative instructions under direction of ph ysician or RN; assistwith incoming and outgoing patient calls under supe rvision of physicianor RN; remove sutures/ staples, change sterile and n on-steriledressings, following DUHS policies and procedures, under direc tion of RNor physician; perform other clinical functions as delegated an dsupervised by the RN or physician; schedule and post surgical cases;coo rdinate complex scheduling of cases which require additional surgicalsup port; update and file patient medical records.Must advance to level II w ithin 18 months.Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.Le vel IIPerform all the duties and responsibilities of Level I, plus thefo llowing:Assist with the teaching of newly hired technologists and studen ttechnologists.Serve as a role model to new employees and other staff me mbers.Establish and maintain sterile field and assure team maintains sterileenvironment independently.Anticipate the needs of the surgical team. Apply basic knowledge of instrumentations to several cases.Demonstrate appropriate and correct case preparation.Competent at unit level.Correct s deficiencies at the case level.Communicate effectively with patients, staff members and physicians.Adherence to standards including but not li mited to unit and hospitalpolicies and procedures, regulatory standards, and patient safety goals.Assume responsibility for self and ensures tha t the policies, proceduresand safety practices of the Operating Room and Hospital are reinforced.Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to ad apt to changes within unit.Ability to work effectively and efficiently u nder pressure in astressful environment, and often without relief.Abilit y to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy relating to the surgicalprocedure and the instrumentation required in order toeffectivelyanticipate the n eedsof the surgeon.Ability to set priorities and respond appropriately to actual and/orpotential life threatening situations.
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program or the successful completion of the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certification exam.
Level I- Entry level position for new graduates of Surgical Technologyprogram or Surgical Technologists with 0 to 18 months experience. Level II- Requires 6 to 12 months of full-ime equivalent Surgical Technology or relevant military experience.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Level I- N/A Level II- N/A
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