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MidMichigan Health Surgical Technologist in Midland, Michigan

This individual fills the role of surgical technologist in the Operating Room. Surgical Technologist II understands and demonstrates the knowledge of surgical procedures. Assure all supplies and equipment are available for the procedure and in working condition. Confirm and/or assemble sterile instruments for use correctly. Anticipate the needs of the surgeon. They assist in keeping accurate account of medications, sharps, instruments, and sponges. They are responsible for maintaining and monitoring the sterile field.(30%)* Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and ability to problem solve in relation to the procedure being performed. Verifies items on the physician preference card. Accountable for supplies so that accurate patient charges are billed.(30%)* Demonstrates proper use of equipment, assembling of equipment, disposables as well as cleaning and sterilizing. Assures all equipment, supplies and instruments are assembled correctly and in working condition for the surgical procedure.(30%)* Maintains the sterile environments. Monitors the sterile field and recognizes breaks in technique.(10%)* Sets up sterile field with instruments in a timely manner. Keeps accurate account of all medications, sponges, instruments and sharps on the sterile fields per policy.OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Demonstrates a positive, courteous and helpful attitude toward patient, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.Develops and maintains good working rapport with interdisciplinary personnel to meet the needs of each patient.Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful situations.Shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal findings to appropriate team members.Participates in regulatory surveys.Participates in performance improvement activities.Assists with orientation, ongoing competencies, education, and staff development.Attends and participates in professional association activities and programs to assure being current on regulations, guidelines, and professional standards of care.Remains current on new developments by reading professional journals, and attending seminars.Fulfills on-call responsibilities and extra shift coverage as needed.Other duties as assigned.REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: align="LEFT"span style="font-family: Arial;"High School Diploma or GED required. /span align="LEFT"span style="font-family: Arial;"Associate's degree in Surgical Technology preferred./span align="LEFT"span style="font-family: Arial;"Knowledge of surgical procedures and standards of practice acquired through a surgical technology program accredited through Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or military program. Upon completion may certify for certified surgical technologist exam or completion of a certified Surgical Technology program which upon completion of program may receive a National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certification. Certifications must be valid with National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) and National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)./span align="LEFT"span style="font-family: Arial;"CST certification by the Association of Surgical Technologist completed within two years of hire date and maintained or the date of signature of job description. Initial certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is based upon satisfactory performance on the national certifying

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