Emory Healthcare/Emory University Surgical Technician I, Operating Room in Atlanta, Georgia
The shift for this position is 6:45a-3:15p
JOB DESCRIPTION: Assist Surgeons and nurses with patients, equipment preparation, aseptic technique and surgical procedure in the operating room. Observes patient for symptoms which may indicate a change in condition and reports to appropriate member of medical team for immediate action. Prepares tissue and other specimens for lab analysis. Maintains the inventory of sterile surgical supplies to ensure their immediate availability. Prepares the operating room for surgery by assembling routine supplies, materials, instruments, and equipment; obtains special supplies indicated by physician. Follows procedures for pre and post-operative accounting of sharps, sponges and instruments used in the surgical set up. Accountable for the care and handling of instruments and equipment. Maintains inventory of sterile surgical supplies to ensure immediate availability. Operates sterilization equipment for the proper sterilization of surgical instruments. Follows established sterilization policy and procedures. May assist with the completion of patient records and other required medical forms. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the principles of sterile technique and infection control; practices appropriate procedures to maintain a sterile environment. Appropriately cleans surgical instruments and equipment. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of a surgical technician training program or equivalent job training. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association is required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
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Division Emory Univ Hosp-Midtown
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department EHM Operating Room
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 84534
Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support
Standard Hours 40 Hours
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