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UnityPoint Health Surgical Technologist LPN-Operating Room in Waterloo, Iowa

The Surgical Technologist functions as a member of the surgical team to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical, therapeutic, and diagnostic procedures. The surgical technologist collaborates with the team to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that instrumentation functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. The Surgical Technologist is proficient in the role of first or second scrub person, or assistant circulator during procedures within one specialty area.

Handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure in their assigned specialty area. Has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. Participates in collaborative review of pertinent patient information for accuracy of procedure and associated factors influencing preparedness for procedure. (i.e. H&P, Consents, Radiographic reports) Assisting in circulating duties, will obtain additional instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary while the surgical procedure is in progress. Monitors conditions in the operating room and constantly assesses the needs of the patient and surgical team. In the second assisting role, carries out technical tasks other than cutting, clamping, and suturing of tissue. This role is distinct from that of the first assistant and may, in some circumstances, be performed at the same time as the scrub role. Strives to enhance personal technical and clinical competence in all job related duties. Assists with orientation of new departmental personnel. Participates in the clinical instruction of students as assigned in the operating room. Has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. Demonstrates an awareness of patient and personal safety. Demonstrates knowledge of Standard and Transmission Based Precautions. Observes and promptly reports any unusual occurrences. Organizes, cleans, and maintains unit work areas, supplies, and equipment. Assists with inventory control by reporting needs. Assists in room turnover by cleaning furniture and equipment according to established End of Case Cleaning guidelines.

Completion of Licensed Practical Nurse program. Associate Degree or higher encouraged. Current licensing in the state of Iowa as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity. Customer/patient focused. Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions. Must be detail-oriented and able to prioritize tasks. Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position. Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities. May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle. Flexibility in accepting assignments and works well as a team member and individual. Ability to perform under time constraints. Knowledge of basic computer skills. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook preferred.

Requisition ID: 2020-81240

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Posting Minimum: USD $17.59/Hr.

Name: Operating Rooms-Surgery- Logan

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: rotating shifts between the hours of 0600-2030 plus on-call; 8 or 10-hours shifts available

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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