Certified Surgical Tech - Full Time

North Ottawa Community Health | Grand Haven, MI

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Posted Date 8/20/2022
Description

JOB STATUS: Full Time 80 hours per pay

General Definition and Scope of Job

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the OR team providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work cooperatively with the circulating Registered Nurse and under the supervision and delegatory authority of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists are experts in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique. They combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation of tools along with technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Positive attitude and teamwork are essential. Exceptional customer service to patients is required.

What are the Minimum Skills, Experience and Educational Requirements?

  • Current High School Diploma or GED.
  • Current certification in Surgical Technology required or completion of certification within 1 year of hire.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Ability to multi-task and keep area organized.
  • Ability to successfully complete the general orientation.
  • Ability to successfully complete the unit competency inventory/staff development plan..
  • Able to read, write, and speak the English language effectively.
  • Must have computer knowledge and experience.
  • Position requires weeknight, weekend and holiday call.

What Perks or Benefits Can You Look Forward to?

  • Low cost benefits including medical, dental, and vision available to you and your dependents
  • FSA/DCRA
  • 401k/Roth, Financial Wellness Benefit
  • Education reimbursement
  • Generous Paid Time Off plan (PTO)
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Employee discount in the café, gift shop and pharmacy
  • Great work environment with a family feel

What are the Critical Demands of the Job?

  • Ability to lift floor to waist level – 15 lbs.
  • Ability to lift waist level and above - 10 lbs.
  • Ability to carry objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to push/pull up to 100 lbs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Frequent and prolonged standing and walking.
  • Frequent bending, twisting, reaching overhead, and reaching forward.

What are the Working Conditions?

  • Work performed in a pleasant, progressive, acute care environment committed to family centered care.
  • Must be able to move from one task to another in an efficient manner.
  • Must be able to use time efficiently.
  • Unpredictable mealtimes. Breaks and lunches are scheduled around patient needs.
  • Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens or other infectious diseases.
  • Must be able to tolerate wearing protective gear (including, but not limited to, barrier gloves, moisture impervious gowns, protective eyewear, and face shields).
  • Workload may be unpredictably high at times.
  • Variable shifts.

North Ottawa Community Hospital is an 81-bed, acute care hospital located in Grand Haven, Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan. We are a community health care system with a variety of inpatient, outpatient and support service. Affiliate organizations strengthen our seamless delivery of care, by transforming us into a health care delivery system.


Education

Required
  • High School or better

Licenses & Certifications

Required
  • Basic Life Support (CPR)
Preferred
  • Certified Surg Tech
Job Type
Full time | Part Time

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