Under direct supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, performs a variety of duties in the OR and related areas to assist the surgical team at the ambulatory surgery center (ASC). PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: CLINICAL PRACTICE: Performs first scrub role, directly assisting the surgeon by passing sterile instruments and supplies at the sterile field. Anticipates surgeon's requests based on the type of case being performed. Recognizes and supports duties associated with the second scrub role, including but not limited to: holding retractors, sponging or suctioning operative site, applying electrocautery within the surgical technologist's scope of practice, as directed by the surgeon. Collaborates with the circulating RN to correctly account for countable items at the sterile field according to policy and procedure. Assists RN in gathering appropriate supplies for cases. Identifies specific care needs as related to the patient's age and size. Promotes the development of collaborative relationships with OR personnel by articulating practice issues and communicating in a constructive manner. Develops and presents product and equipment reviews for OR staff. Analyzes current preference card data and collaborates with other team members, providing input into surgeon's preference card content. Collaborates with nurse manager to determine capital budget needs. Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory levels of specialty supplies and implants. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with preparation, maintenance and after-care of supplies, equipment, and facilities with the OR. Places equipment and supplies in the operating room and arranges instruments, according to instructions. Washes and sterilizes equipment when necessary following manufacture's recommended instructions. Assists team members to place and position patients on the Operating Room table. Scrubs arms and hands appropriately and dons gown and gloves. Aids OR team members to don gown and gloves. Applies dressings post surgery.
1. High school diploma or equivalent and Equivalent DMC surgical technician training program or Equivalent combination of training and/or experience or Successful completion of an accredited surgical technician program . 2. Certification by the Association of Surgical Technologists highly desirable. 3. One to two years experience as a surgical technician preferred.
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 2005036082
About DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.