Surgical Technician - Casual - Waconia

Ridgeview Medical Center

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing surgical patient care and related services in the operating room under the supervision of the RN circulator to ensure a safe and efficient surgical environment.

Job Functions
Assesses surgical procedures and patient specific requirements with the circulating nurse to ensure proper preparation of the operating room.
Prepares and maintains the sterile operating field for the duration of each surgical procedure.
Assists the surgeon as needed during the intra-operative procedure.
Assists with room turnover in O.R. suites between cases.
Performs accurate sponge, needle, and blade count.
Assists a wide variety of surgeries including general, urology, ob/gyn, eye, plastic, cardiovascular, orthopedics, and nose & throat.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Employment Requirements

Minimum Education/Work Experience/License/Certifications
Graduate from an approved Surgical Technician program
Surgical Technician Certification (obtained within six months of hire)
Current CPR certification or must be obtained as soon as possible after hire date

Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities
Knowledge of sterile technique and handling of sterile equipment
Preparation and maintenance of a sterile field
Ability to work autonomously and as a team
Ability to work and multi-task in a high stress and fast paced environment
Ability to respond appropriately to unpredictable situations and diverse patient populations.
Ability to communicate in the English language for effective written and verbal correspondence in order to complete job functions as mentioned above.

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