Company: SSM Health
Posted on: January 12, 2022
Responsible for the provision of patient care activities and
related non-professional services necessary for the care of
patients and the maintenance of the Operating Room under the
direction of a Registered Nurse. Sets up Operating Room with needed
items for patient care; gathers supplies, x-rays, instruments,
etc., for cases; handles instruments during procedures.
Communicates information to the RN regarding patients.
Practices and implements the technical components of patient care
under the supervision of a RN.
Collaborates with the RN and other healthcare professionals. to
implement a plan of care that incorporates physician preferences,
nursing assessments and diagnostic data in a manner that is
prioritized, timely, and integrated with the plan of care.
Prepares equipment, supply and resource needs based on an
individualized plan of care. Re-evaluates and modifies resource
needs as needed.
Communicates accurate and timely information to the Registered
Nurse regarding patients in their care.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform all aspects
of a variety of surgical procedures. Maintains knowledge and skills
to properly operate all surgical equipment and instruments.
Utilizes appropriate aseptic technique when handling supplies,
instruments, and equipment.
Follows laboratory policy and procedure to correctly handle and
label all laboratory specimens.
Documents quality controls thoroughly and accurately according to
unit specific standards.
Demonstrates competence in problem solving, conflict resolution,
and team building. Serves as a resource to other team members.
Organizes and utilizes time efficiently. Demonstrates appropriate
prioritization. Maintains an organized work environment.
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school graduate or equivalent
Either prior OR experience or graduation from an approved surgical
Constant use of vision to judge distances and spatial relationships
and to identify and distinguish colors.
Constant use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish
body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
Constant lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25
Constant standing and walking.
Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing
Frequent lifting/moving patients.
Frequent bending, stooping, reaching and gripping.
Frequent use of clear vision at 20 inches or less.
Frequent use of speech to share information through oral
Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing
over 50 lbs.
Occasional use of clear vision at 20 feet or more.
Occasional use of sitting, squatting, twisting and repetitive
foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
Occasional keyboard use/data entry.
Keywords: SSM Health, Decatur , Surgical Technician, Healthcare , Centralia, Illinois
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