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Surgery/Endoscopy Technician Full-Time

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionSt. Joseph Center for Outpatient Surgery is a multi-specialty ambulatory surgical center serving St. Joseph, MO and the surrounding area. We strive to give our patients quality outpatient care in a state-of-the-art medical facility.

We're looking for a Full-Time Surgery/Endoscopy Technician to join our fast-paced center.

St Joseph Center for Outpatient Surgery Benefits:

  • Team Oriented Atmosphere
  • Full Time and Part Time Profit Sharing twice a year
  • 4 Additional Floating holidays per year
  • Employer HSA contribution for HDHP
  • 401K matching after 1 year of service
  • Full Time/Part Time Medical, Dental, and Vision offered

    To demonstrate knowledge of strict aseptic technique to provide the safest, most optimum care to each patient. To assure quality care of patient in the Operating/Procedure Room. To assist the Surgeon with instrumentation and anticipate his/her needs. To provide care based on needs of individual patients including but not limited to adult, pediatric, adolescents, and geriatric.
    Reports To: Director of Nursing
    Supervises: None
    Licensure as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of Missouri; or
    Certification as a Surgical Technologist is preferred
    Demonstrates ability to stand and/or walk at least five hours per day
    Demonstrates ability to lift and/or carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis
    Demonstrates ability to push/pull over 25 pounds on a regular basis.
    Endoscopy procedure room experience preferred
    Specialty knowledge preferred: Orthopedics, Podiatry, ENT, GI, and Plastics
    Category I exposure to bloodborne pathogens, frequent exposure to chemical hazards and may encounter radiation hazards.

    • Selects instrumentation/equipment appropriate for procedure.
    • Checks room for cleanliness, availability of supplies and equipment at the beginning of the day.
    • Open sterile packs and supplies, using surgeon's preference card for specific requests. Use supplies conservatively and efficiently.
    • Scrub hands and arms according to Sterile Scrub Techniques Policy. Dons sterile gown and gloves, maintaining sterile technique.
    • Sets up back table and mayo using surgeon's preference card as a reference for instruments, medications, etc.
    • Maintains proper sterile technique when gowning and gloving the Surgeon. Assists with draping of patient and confirms the operative area and procedure with the surgeon.
    • Attaches light handles and hands-off to circulating nurse the appropriate equipment to begin the procedure. (Example: bovie, suction, light source, camera).
    • Performs sponge, needle and instrument counts with Circulator, if required.
    • Brings mayo stand and back table with assistance from the circulating nurse up to the operating room table.
    • During procedure:

      • passes instruments to surgeon and the assistant
      • is attentive to operative area by being alert for breaks in technique
      • maintains an attitude of willingness to assist with the procedure
      • is aware of location of all instruments, needles, sponges and specimens.

      • Keeps mayo and back table neat and orderly.
      • Cares for the specimen following Operating/Procedure Room policy and procedure.
      • Assists the Surgeon with dressings at end of procedure.
      • Breaks down back table. Dispose of sharps in accepted manner. Removes and accounts for all instruments used in field. Carries soiled instruments to processing room to soak or wash.
      • Keeps delicate instruments separate from heavy items.
      • Follows proper procedures regarding exposure to Category I tasks. Universal precautions /BBP standards in effect at all times. Eye protection will be worn by all Surgery Center scrubs at all times.
      • Follows proper procedures for handling hazardous waste materials.
      • Follows appropriate PreOp/Admitting policies and procedures.
      • Prepares soiled instruments for cleaning. Decontaminates and reprocesses in steam autoclave.

        • Takes clean instruments to work room for reprocessing.
        • Puts unused sterile instruments and supplies away.
        • Puts all other supplies away and helps to straighten up the room.
        • Helps to stock the operating/procedure room.
        • Ability to assist in Gastroenterology cases as needed.

          • adheres to the endoscopy procedure requirements and technician functions approved for the Facility.
          • applies the principles of aseptic technique and prescribed operating/procedure room procedures to competently perform endoscopy technician functions.
          • performs required maintenance of instruments, supplies and equipment by adhering to cleaning, care, utilization and sterilization procedures as directed.

          • Assists with any other duties as deemed necessary.


Keywords: Surgery Partners, Saint Joseph , Surgery/Endoscopy Technician Full-Time, Professions , Saint Joseph, Missouri

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