The Surgical Support Technician 1 is responsible for maximizing the efficiency of the operating rooms (OR) before, during and after surgical procedures by assisting with room set up and turnover, supplies and equipment set up, inventory maintenance and non clinical support.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Cleans surfaces and equipment in the Operating Room (OR). Performs proper OR decontamination after each surgical procedure and as deemed necessary by surgical team. Collects and discards hospital waste using standard precautions and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
Performs various transporting duties including, but not limited to, patient, lab and supply transport.
Inventories, monitors par levels, orders and restocks supplies in areas where supplies are maintained to ensure proper inventory. Ensures supplies and instruments are available for surgical procedures by auditing case carts using the doctor preference card (DPC). Replenish supplies and instruments as needed.
Assists the clinician with tasks that are needed inside and outside the OR. Opens sterile supplies for procedures, under direct supervision of appropriate clinician.
Prepares for surgical procedures by ensuring instrument sets are complete and available. Performs case cart process by picking supplies and instruments for upcoming cases. Performs flash sterilization tests to ensure proper functionality.
Assists with medical emergencies following established procedures and guidelines. Completes all on call duties in timely and efficient manner, and acts as first line resource person to surgical team while on call.
Employees hired and/or functioning in the capacity as surgical support technologists (Ancillary Support Tech II and/or III) before September 1, 2009, may assist Physicians and Surgical Team by holding retractors during surgical procedures. This group is grandfathered and not required to complete an accredited program in order to do so.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Previous experience in healthcare related field preferred.
Use of basic office equipment and computer literacy required.
Ability to multi task and self lead problem solving skills.
Ability to demonstrate precision and flexibility.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS within 30 days or hire or transfer.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!
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