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Surgical Technologist in Florence, OR

Company: PeaceHealth
Location: Salem
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Job Description:

Attention Surgical Techs!



Are you looking for your next adventure? Do you want a career where you are busy and able to grow professionally, with the freedom and opportunity to be leisurely at home? Do you enjoy working a variety of surgical procedures, and believe each patient deserves safe, evidence-based, and compassionate care?



If so, Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence, OR might be the place for you!



Located in one of USA Today's "Best Small Town for Adventure," Florence, OR, is a beautiful coastal community with a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a lifestyle inspired by the great outdoors, offering its own scenic Northwest landscape and abundant recreational opportunities. Florence is a beautiful coastal town with many national parks, lighthouses, sand dunes and arboretums with different species of flora unique to a coastal rainforest. We also have great outdoor activities including camping, hiking, crabbing and fishing (deep sea, lake or river).



Ready to begin your adventure with PeaceHealth? Please keep reading and apply today!



PeaceHealth is seeking a Surgical Technologist for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours, and will be expected to take call 2 or 3 nights per week, and every 2nd or 3rd weekend per month. This position will work Orthopedics, including total joints, and Podiatry; General Surgery, Endoscopies, OB/GYN (including C-sections) and cataract surgery.



Req ID: 164848



JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for assisting the Surgical team during operative procedures by performing a variety of technical duties to primarily assist in responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of the surgical sterile field for the operative patient. Will share call coverage weeknights and weekends.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Arrange and inventories sterile set-up for operation and passes items as needed to the surgical team.

2. Understand and apply the principles of asepsis. Establish and maintain sterile field and assure team maintains sterile environment.

3. Assist in preparation and moving of patients.

4. Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes instrumentation. Assists with clean-up and room turnover.

5. Access computer information as needed, such as preference lists and digital images.

6. Participates in all safety initiatives. Adheres to programs such as SCIP and SCOAP quality initiatives.

7. Performs other duties as assigned.



QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise designated)

EDUCATION:

Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology school or recognized course of training as a Surgical Technologist preferred.
If LPN, graduation from an accredited LPN program is required.


EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

One year experience as a surgical technologist/LPN in a full service operating room preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient's needs.


LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) preferred.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.


OTHER SKILLS:

Well organized, detail oriented and self-motivated
Ability to coordinate activities and work collaboratively with others
Ability to execute detailed procedures with accuracy and precision
Basic computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications
Understanding of operating room protocols


REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

OREGON: If not an LPN, must meet the following:

Completion of an educational program for surgical technologists accredited by a national accreditation organization approved by the Oregon Health Authority AND
Holds and maintains a surgical technologist certification issued by a nationally accredited certifying organization for surgical technologists.
In lieu of above, must have completed a US Military Surgical Technologist Training Program and must complete 16 hours of continuing education every two years.
For those who have practiced surgical technology in a health care facility in Oregon or another state or as an employee of an agency or institution of the federal government for at least two of the three years prior to January 1, 2017, certification is not required but caregiver must complete 16 hours of continuing education every two years.


PEACE HARBOR PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

Work requires moderate physical exertion at least 66% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants; extreme cold or heat; sharp instruments such as kitchen knives, scalpels, etc.; or dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

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