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Surgical Technician

Company: MercyOne West Des Moines
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities
  • Administers patient care duties under the direction of the registered nurse (i.e., transporting patients, answering lights, assisting with activities).
  • Assists the physician during a cesarean section or other surgical procedure that may occur in the Birthing Center by draping patient, passing instruments, tying suture, and the other activities involved with a surgical scrub.
  • Assists the physician during a vaginal delivery by setting up tables, draping, passing instruments, etc.
  • Assists the RN with clean up of the patient and room following any procedure.
  • Checks the crash cart, epidural care, and defibrillator daily.
  • Restocks supplies as needed on each shift.
  • Reports observations to licensed personnel.
  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set up, maintenance and use (cautery, maternal and fetal monitors, defibrillators, etc.)
  • Orders and maintains patient care supplies, equipment and environment.
  • Assists with clerical duties (i.e., answering phones, ordering supplies via CRT).
  • Effectively assumes job responsibilities of ancillary support during absence.

Qualifications
  • Completion of accredited Surgical Technology program.
  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served with three (3) months of hire.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

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Keywords: MercyOne West Des Moines, West Des Moines , Surgical Technician, Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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