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Surgical Technician - Labor and Delivery - Baptist - Days

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

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.


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 Experience

Required - None.

Preferred - 1 year of experience in a similar medical setting.


Certifications

Required - 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 techniques.

  • Knowledge of human anatomy, surgery procedures, and implementation instruments and technologies.

  • Basic analytical skills.

  • Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications.

  • 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

  • Performs direct patient care duties.

  • 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 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.

  • Performs 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 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.                                                                          

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.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Surgical Technician - Labor and Delivery - Baptist - Days, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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