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Surgical Technician II

Job Ref: 25360

Talent Area: Surg Tech

Location:
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston, TX 77070

Area/Department: OR Services - Surgery

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week

Works Monday - Friday from 6:30am-3pm, plus rotates call on weekdays, weekends & holidays



Company Profile

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened its doors to Northwest Houston in December 2000. In May 2010, a major expansion on the 52-acre campus doubled the size of the hospital, bringing more expertise, more state-of-the-art technology and more specialized care to the community. With 312 licensed beds, 15 operating rooms and over 1,800 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital was specifically designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community.


Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY:  The Surgical Technician II demonstrates proficient knowledge and skills necessary to carry out delegated tasks associated with the safe and efficient operating room support functions and related procedures. Records data established by policy and procedure and reports observations and patient problems to the licensed nurse. The Surgical Tech II is responsible for assigned non-nursing functions and practices relationship centered care in concert with the Methodist Values.

      

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:    

1. Gathers all instruments and supplies for each assigned procedure and ensures that the set-up and equipment is ready before surgeon scrubs. 

2. Employs working knowledge of surgical technician role in the provision of surgical assistance during a variety of surgical procedures and surgical specialties. 

3. Responsible for consistently demonstrating knowledge of instrument sets and proficient in the knowledge of surgical supplies. 

4. Consistently performs appropriate skills of sterile technique. 

5. Performs duties of decontamination and use of autoclave equipment. Assists with the care of instruments, equipment, and supplies following surgery. 

6. Assists the circulating RN with the sponge, instrument, needle and other surgical counts. 

7. Anticipates the needs of the surgeon and nursing staff to support patient during procedures. 

8. Performs duties and responsibilities in the role of preceptor. 

9. Maintains and accurately processes and updates surgeon preference cards. 

10. Participants in restocking of supplies. 

11. Organizes the work flow, problem-solves, and manages multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision.

12. Demonstrates the componets of the I CARE values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence).

13. Demonstrates the Service Pride standards (smiles and makes eye contact; greets each patient and visitor; seeks out patient and visitor contact; displays appropriate body language at all times; takes 5 minutes each day to go to above and beyond for 1 patient or visitor; honors diversity; thanks every customer).

14. Follows all safety rules while on the job.  Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.  Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the work place.

15. Performs other duties as assigned.



EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  Must have a high school diploma or GED. Successful completion of an accredited OR Technician program or equivalency is also required.     

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  At least 18 months of prior experience working as a Surgical Technician is required.  Must have mastery in a minimum of 1 or more service lines.     

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:   Must be certified by the Surgical Technologist Association or meet the grandfather clause. Grandfather clause: The bill includes an extensive grandfather clause exempting all individuals employed to practice surgical technology in a health care facility before Sept. 1, 2009. The clarification notes that legislation does not state employed "on" Sept. 1, 2009, but rather "before that date. A surgical technologist who was employed before Sept. 1, 2009, may remain employed as a surgical technologist without meeting the certification requirement.  American Heart Association BLS is required.     

 

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:     

1. Must pass and demonstrate skills and competency upon clinical orientation to the unit.

2. Must be able to write and speak effectively in English.

3. Knowledge of medical terminology required.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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