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Assists with patient care activities and performs selected perioperative technical procedures under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. Works cooperatively with other health care team members. Collaborates with RNs and other health care workers to facilitate the delivery of patient care while maintaining standards for perioperative nursing practice in the clinical setting. Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, quality patient/family care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and surgical team. Performs procedures for patients after competency determined and provides technical services and support.
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Integrates and demonstrates CORE values and Expectations for Personal and Service Excellence to guide professional actions and behaviors. Practice reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare. Balances team and individual responsibilities, objective and open to other’s views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to positive team goals, puts success of team above own interest. Demonstrates initiative to improve quality of customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations. Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department by regular, reliable attendance. Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately. Adheres to unit specific employee accountabilities. Consistently promotes family-centered care, confidentiality, patient safety, service excellence and related criteria appropriate to the age of patients served.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an approved surgical technology or LPN program. Must read, write, speak and comprehend fluent English. Must have basic computer skills with the ability to advance to intermediate computer skills. EXPERIENCE: Prefer reference of stable work history. Prefer knowledge of hospital work setting. Able to function in team setting with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Previous operating room surgical technology experience preferred. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within one year of employment or LPN license. EOE M/F/V/D