SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST – SURGERY
Owensboro Health 24 reviewsOwensboro, KY 42303
Provides assistance to physician and facilitates in procedural areas which includes invasive and non-invasive techniques.
Job Responsibilities
Prepares surgical operating suite with drapes, solutions, instruments, equipment and supplies. Ensures good working order of equipment and instruments.
Assists with preparing, transporting, positioning and draping patients.
Provides continuous surveillance and maintenance of sterile field.
Passes instruments to physician during surgery. Continually accounts for number and location of instruments and supplies during surgery.
Receives specimens for delivery for appropriate testing.
Assists with application of wound dressings and securing of drainage system.
Provides visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, retraction, sponging, suctioning andirrigation.
Organizational Responsibilities
Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety and a high reliability organization; behavior supports the organization’s core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.
Education
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist program required within 90 days of employment in this position.
Licensure/Certification/Registration
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) required within 6 months of employment in this position. Certified as a Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position.
Work Experience
None required. At least 1 year experience as a Surgical Technologist preferred.
Skills and Attributes
Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Department specific competencies for positions are detailed in the unit/department scope of service.
FLSA Classification
Non-Exempt
Disclaimer
This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.
Additional Position Related Details
Populations Served

Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on scope of care of the service assignment.

Physical Requirements

Activity and Frequency:
Bending/Stooping – Frequently
Climbing – Rarely
Keyboard Data Entry – Frequently
Kneeling – Frequently
Lifting/Moving Patients – Frequently
Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) – 0-25 lbs – Frequently
Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) – 25-75 lbs – Frequently
Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) – over 75 lbs – Occasionally
Pushing/Pulling – 0-25 lbs – Frequently
Pushing/Pulling – 25-75 lbs – Frequently
Pushing/Pulling – over 75 lbs – Occasionally
Reaching – Constantly
Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements – Never
Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements – Frequently
Running – Rarely
Sitting – Occasionally
Squatting – Frequently
Standing – Frequently
Walking – Frequently
Audible Speech – Frequently
Hearing Acuity – Frequently
Smelling Acuity – Never
Taste Discrimination – Never
Vision: Depth Perception – Frequently
Vision: Distinguish Color – Frequently
Vision: Seeing – Far – Frequently
Vision: Seeing – Near – Frequently

Exposures

Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to person protective equipment necessary to this position. While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.
Provides assistance to physician and facilitates in procedural areas which includes invasive and non-invasive techniques.
Job Responsibilities
Prepares surgical operating suite with drapes, solutions, instruments, equipment and supplies. Ensures good working order of equipment and instruments.
Assists with preparing, transporting, positioning and draping patients.
Provides continuous surveillance and maintenance of sterile field.
Passes instruments to physician during surgery. Continually accounts for number and location of instruments and supplies during surgery.
Receives specimens for delivery for appropriate testing.
Assists with application of wound dressings and securing of drainage system.
Provides visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, retraction, sponging, suctioning andirrigation.
Organizational Responsibilities
Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety and a high reliability organization; behavior supports the organization’s core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.
Education
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist program required within 90 days of employment in this position.
Licensure/Certification/Registration
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) required within 6 months of employment in this position. Certified as a Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position.
Work Experience
None required. At least 1 year experience as a Surgical Technologist preferred.
Skills and Attributes
Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Department specific competencies for positions are detailed in the unit/department scope of service.
FLSA Classification
Non-Exempt
Disclaimer
This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.
Additional Position Related Details
Populations Served

Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on scope of care of the service assignment.

Physical Requirements

Activity and Frequency:
Bending/Stooping – Frequently
Climbing – Rarely
Keyboard Data Entry – Frequently
Kneeling – Frequently
Lifting/Moving Patients – Frequently
Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) – 0-25 lbs – Frequently
Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) – 25-75 lbs – Frequently
Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) – over 75 lbs – Occasionally
Pushing/Pulling – 0-25 lbs – Frequently
Pushing/Pulling – 25-75 lbs – Frequently
Pushing/Pulling – over 75 lbs – Occasionally
Reaching – Constantly
Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements – Never
Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements – Frequently
Running – Rarely
Sitting – Occasionally
Squatting – Frequently
Standing – Frequently
Walking – Frequently
Audible Speech – Frequently
Hearing Acuity – Frequently
Smelling Acuity – Never
Taste Discrimination – Never
Vision: Depth Perception – Frequently
Vision: Distinguish Color – Frequently
Vision: Seeing – Far – Frequently
Vision: Seeing – Near – Frequently

Exposures

Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to person protective equipment necessary to this position. While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.

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