Assists professional nurses and surgeons with the intra-operative care of the surgical patient.
UnityPoint Health - Trinity, in the Quad Cities, is a regional integrated health care delivery system including four full-service hospitals in Rock Island and Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf and Muscatine, Iowa with a total of 584 licensed inpatient beds. Trinity’s hospitals, clinics, home health care agency, mental health center, health sciences college and residency program employ more than 3,000 employees. Together, we are working toward physician-driven, patient-centered care to achieve our vision of delivering the best outcome for every patient, every time.
The Quad Cities is a connected, creative and prosperous bi-state community on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. The region is made up of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa - Moline, East Moline, and Rock island in Illinois - and other surrounding communities. The Quad Cities is a great place to live and work. It offers something for everyone including arts and culture, amazing festivals and events, innovative and superior schools and universities, and quality healthcare. The Quad Cities is a premier destination for young professionals and families and sits only hours away from Chicago, St. Louis, and Des Moines.
TECHNICAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/CLINICAL: (Total Weight of 100) Demonstrates competence in the skills, (processes, procedures, and equipment) necessary to carry out assigned duties as identified below. Demonstrated competence in recognizing and responding to patients physical, mental, emotional and developmental needs should be evaluated in relation to the patient populations served as appropriate for each responsibility.
A. Applies the steps of the problem solving process to assist the circulating nurse in the delivery of nursing care to the surgical patient.
1. Prepares for surgical cases by reviewing resources and specific equipment guidelines. Follows established departmental plan for room preparation and room turnaround.
2. Assures correct identification of patient when transporting to Operating Room Department. Assists with patient positioning. Assists with patient care under direct supervision of circulating nurse.
3. Builds personal accountability
a. Maintains sterile field throughout operative procedures.
4. dditional responsibilities and accountability.
a. Demonstrates self reliance and resourcefulness.
b. Displays positive attitudes toward employer and fellow health care team members.
EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Graduate of an accredited school of surgical technology. If not a graduate of an accredited school of surgical technology then equitable experience with documentation of similar training. Surgical Technologist certification required; or obtained within 1 year of graduation or eligibility to sit for the exam. CPR Certification required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS: Thorough knowledge of surgical asepsis and infection control; knowledge of surgical terminology. Must be able to respond to emergency situations appropriately. Must be able to interact with all members of the surgical team. Knowledge of laser safety.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) through NBSTA required; or obtained within 1 year of graduation or eligibility to sit for the exam. Current CPR Certification required.