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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Surgical Instrument Tech in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Day Shift

Description:

Working as part of a team in the surgery department to ensure quick and efficient turn around times between surgical cases. Job duties may include but are not limited to: opening instruments and sterile supplies, picking up and returning case carts to the CSR department, breaking down, cleaning, and setting up designated operating rooms, transporting lab and blood specimens to the appropriate areas, accessing surgical beds as necessary.

GENERAL SUMMARY

Assists in providing an environment for quality patient care by cleaning, organizing, and preparing sterile operating rooms between surgical procedures, processing surgical instruments for flash and terminal sterilization, and maintaining room stock levels of essential supplies. Engages in direct patient care within the scope of preparation and training, including, but not limited to transportation of patients to and from the operation room.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Utilizing strict aseptic technique, opens sterile packs, instruments, and supplies for operating room procedures. Secures and prioritizes equipment needs for procedures. Assembles and checks functionality of suction system.

  2. Completes casecart/c-locker requirements by adding supplies/instruments stored in the O.R., referring to the preference card, and documenting as appropriate.

  3. Cleans, assembles, and labels instruments for sterilization.

  4. Operates flash sterilizer according to procedure observing protocols for quality assurance.

  5. Cleans operating rooms and equipment following operative procedures.

  6. Transports specimens, supplies and equipment as directed.

  7. Transports patients to and from the operating room, monitoring same for untoward reactions. Responds to patient needs within scope of preparation and training. Reports other observations or needs to appropriate caregivers. Assists with transportation of patients with cardio monitors and/or ventilators.

  8. Provides relief coverage for clerical or custodial staff, involving the operation of telephone, computer and floor wet vacuum, as well as key communication in emergency situations.

  9. Prepares specialty supplies such as sub packs, eye packs, cast supplies, breathing tubes, positional aides, etc.

  10. Maintains appropriate levels of supplies in the operating rooms, rotating stock and checking for outdates.

  11. Acts as a teacher of his/her own job duties and responsibilities in staff orientation and development.

  12. Practices within OSHA guidelines, e.g. body substance isolation.

  13. Maintains the work area, hospital facilities and equipment to reduce potential patient/associate injury or unsatisfactory patient outcome.

  14. Observes hospital/department/work unit policies, procedures, rules and standards.

  15. Demonstrates good customer/supplier relations.

  16. Completes mandatory in-service requirements.

  17. Performs direct patient care activities within the scope of his/her preparation and training, including but not limited to taking vital signs; patient positioning, feeding and dressing; and discontinuing of intravenous infusions.

  18. Performs routine housekeeping chores, including but not limited to trash/soiled linen disposal, damp dusting, wiping down cupboard/cart shelving, sterilizer/washers interiors/exteriors, countertops or work surfaces.

  19. Performs related duties as required.

  20. Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.

  21. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.

  22. Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

  23. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.

SUPPLEMENTAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Actively participates in staff and in-service meetings.

  2. Reports shortages of supplies to appropriate personnel.

  3. Performs related duties as required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSURE

Education:

Requires basic skills in reading, writing and arithmetic.

Experience:

Six months healthcare work experience preferred.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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