Surgical Technologist I - Labor and Delivery

Technicians / TechnologistsLabor and Delivery Dalton, Georgia


Description

Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards


Title:
 Perinatal Surgical Technologist - Level I  553703500

Department: Women’s Services - Labor and Delivery

Reports To: Clinical Nurse Manager

Shift: 7:00am - 3:00pm / Monday-Friday

Status: Full-Time

JOB SUMMARY

Performs surgical scrub duties with occasional assist duties for C-Sections.  Provides assistance to licensed nursing staff.  Provides accurate and skilled interpretations to help facilitate successful delivery of healthcare services to Spanish speaking patients and guests.  Acts as a liaison between patients, their families, and healthcare staff, assuring that every effort is made to meet individual needs.

Cleans, stocks and sets up all patient care areas.  May assist in ordering materials for the department.  Fosters an environment of teamwork and collaboration with staff members.  Performs all duties and maintains standards in accordance with all company policies and procedures. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills of aseptic techniques.  Must demonstrate knowledge of surgical instrumentation, supplies and equipment.  

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   High school graduate or certified equivalent.  Graduate from a surgical technology program accredited by the committee on Allied Health Education and accreditation or another avenue of entry and as evidenced by primary source of verification. 

Licensure: Certified surgical technologist required or a graduate from a surgical technology program with a written contract agreement of passing the certification test with six months of hire.  Current CPR Certification and Certificate of Completion of an accredited medical interpretation training course (such as “Bridging the Gap”) or must be obtained within six months of hire. 

Experience: 0-3 years’ experience as a Certified Surgical Technologist.

Skills: Manual dexterity to handle OR instruments.  Ability to select proper instrumentation/supplies for C-Section.  English, Spanish/Bilingual required.  Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians and other associates throughout the organization in order to provide excellent care and maintain effective working relationships. 

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in typical perinatal health care setting with neonates, adolescent and adult patients.  Required to work flexible schedule including weekends.  Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.  Required corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  Requires working under stressful conditions.  Requires exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.  Work in surgical suite under aseptic conditions and hazards found in surgical settings.  May require call responsibility.  Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.