Surgical Technologist II - Fairlane - Part Time

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Clinical/Allied Health
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2012182 Requisition #

This position is Monday-Friday 20 hours per week.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse and Surgical Team members, responsible for the handling of surgical instruments, supplies and equipment necessary during general to moderately complex surgical procedures. Ensures understanding of the assigned surgical procedures being performed and anticipates the needs of the assigned surgeon and surgical team members. Also provides service support related to patient preparation, patient transport, and assisting surgical care team with specific patient care duties to meet safety and comfort needs. Responds to emergent situations according to established procedures.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates and applies knowledge of advanced surgical techniques
  • Scrubs on general to moderately complex surgical procedures.
    • Kidney Transplant
    • Endovascular
    • Carotid Endarterectomy Artery
    • Robotic General Surgery Procedures
    • Whipple Procedures
    • Core specific intermediate skill level competency
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in relation to anticipating the perioperative needs of the patient and surgeon.
  • Prepares the operating room by setting table, instruments and supplies according to type of surgery.
  • Assures proper functioning of instruments and equipment prior to use and reports needed repairs appropriately.
  • Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards and reports and corrects non-compliance.
  • Displays cost-consciousness in the opening of sterile supplies and in the care and handling of surgical instruments.
  • May assist RN in admitting, transferring and discharging patients in the OR.
  • May assist RN in positioning and prepping patients.
  • .Maintains a safe and clean room environment; keeps room free from clutter, cleans and stocks rooms, returns equipment and supplies to designated storage locations, helps maintain cleanliness of assigned areas.
  • Provides comfort and support for pre-operative patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient’s care and privacy.
  • Exhibits a higher level of collaboration with peers in making decisions related to surgical patient care.
  • Responds to emergent situations according to established procedures and communicates situation to appropriate people.
  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environment standards.
  • Actively participates in the shared governance/process to promote team practice.
  • Supports administrative and unit governance changes to job role and unit operations.
  • Participates in discussions with the Unit Manager/Supervisor regarding job enrichment and career progression.
  • Completes required education in a timely manner and participates in on-going department specific educational programs.
  • Trains/precepts new employees in the Surgical Technologist I and II levels within core assignment.
  • Actively participates in audit monitors and department task forces.
  • Recognizes and participates in continuing education.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE :

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required.
  • Graduate of CAAHEP accredited Surgical Technology program required.
  • Specific knowledge of surgical procedures within the operating room (OR), in addition to knowledge of surgical procedures, practices and techniques in providing patient care and assisting surgeons in the O.R.
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a Surgical Technologist or six months specialized patient care training in the armed forces required.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES:

  • Current BLS certification required or become BLS certified within one month of start date.
  • Surgical Technologist certification preferred.

    Overview

       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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