Surgical Tech- St. Bernard Parish Hospital- Full Time, 6:30a-3:00pm
Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: October 16, 2020
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. 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
-- 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-workersMaintains 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
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
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
-- Physical and Environmental Demands
The 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
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
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,
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
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.
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