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Job Description Covenant HealthCare US:MI:SAGINAW DAY SHIFT - 4-10s, 7-530pm. Weekend, holiday, call rotation FULL TIME BENEFITED Summary: The Surgical Technologist, under supervision, provides technical patient care to all ages, according to a plan of care established by a team of professionals coordinated by the Registered Nurse. The Surgical Technologist demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare, and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation Responsibilities: Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin. Has clinical contact with patients in all age groups (neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric) and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the age appropriate care guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare. Informs the RN of any/all pertinent information regarding changes in patients condition or surgeons needs. Demonstrates interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, families, and co-workers. Communicates supply inventory needs to RN/Supply Coordinator. Maintains clean and orderly patient/unit environment. Labels and reports any malfunctioning instruments. Performs departmental projects as needed. Provides direct/indirect patient care as directed by RN, surgeon, anesthesiologist and/or CRNA. Actively participates in patient outcome activities and continuing education activities. Updates and maintains knowledge, skills, and competencies related to area of practice. Adheres to unit/department policies, procedures, and unit structure standards. Maintains confidentiality in relation to patient/family, and the organization. Actively participates in training/orientation of students and new staff. Responsibilities as a scrub person: Checks supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure. Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment and medication/solutions as appropriate. Performs appropriate counts with RN according to standard. Gowns and gloves surgeons and assistants. Helps in draping sterile field. Passes instruments, etc., to surgeon during procedure. Reports break in sterile technique. Maintains highest standard of sterile techniques during procedure. Prepares sterile dressings and applies as directed by surgeon. Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization as needed. Assists other members of team with terminal cleaning of room. Assists in preparing room for next patient. Responsibilities as an assistant: May sponge operative site, hold retractors and cut sutures as directed by surgeon. May cauterize previously clamped vessels as directed by surgeon. May remove clamps from vessel after cauterized or tied by surgeon. May assist with staple insertion for wound closure. Other information: EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE High School Graduate or equivalent Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist program. BLS certification Preferred certification for Surgical Technologist. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES Strong knowledge of surgical instrumentation. (Examination, identification, care and assembly) Working knowledge of the sterilization process. Working knowledge of a Case Cart system. Understanding sterile techniques and operating room protocol. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Strong Customer Service skills. Strong Communication skills. Ability to work either independently or in a group. Ability to resolve problems effectively. Ability to motivate and precept new employees. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards. Constant standing Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs. Frequent carrying, stooping, twisting, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, near vision, midrange vision, far vision, depth perception, visual accommodation, color vision, and field of vision Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs. Occasional walking, sitting, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, crouching, and squatting NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT. It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenants premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant. Company Description We believe every generation in your family deserves extraordinary care. From moms-to-be to babies to great-grandfathers, Covenant HealthCare is the one health system in the Great Lakes Bay Region that delivers extraordinary care across generations and across specialties. As the largest, most comprehensive health care provider in the region, you can trust Covenant HealthCare with the health needs of your entire family. We offer a broad spectrum of programs and services ranging from high-risk obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, to acute care including a Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics, robotic surgery and many other services. But as a non-profit, our extraordinary care goes beyond our outstanding medical services. It’s our compassionate and caring team that makes the difference; their support means you always have someone by your side from diagnosis to recovery. We go above and beyond for our patients every day, and in every way. And that extraordinary commitment extends to the communities we serve. Because by working together for a healthier community, we can build a better tomorrow for generations to come. Here’s why more families across the region prefer Covenant HealthCare: We serve 20 counties across northeast and central Michigan We have more than 560 physicians We have more than 20 inpatient and outpatient facilities We have 643 acute care licensed beds We have over 90,000 visits a year in our trauma/emergency care center We are a critical access hospital for seven community hospitals in Michigan's thumb region and in central Michigan We are the largest health care employer in the Great Lakes Bay Region We have more than 4,400 employees and 380 volunteers

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