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UnityPoint Health Surgical Technician Certified-Maternity Unit-Methodist West in West Des Moines, Iowa

Assists with patient care activities and performs selected perioperative technical procedures under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. Works cooperatively with other health care team members. Collaborates with RNs and other health care workers to facilitate the delivery of patient care while maintaining standards for perioperative nursing practice in the clinical setting. Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, quality patient/family care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and surgical team. Performs procedures for patients after competency determined and provides technical services and support.

  • Prepares the operating room for the arrival of surgical patients, assembles equipment, supplies, and instruments for surgical procedures according to preference cards and type of procedure

  • Assists the circulating nurse with patient care activities including transporting patient, surgical scrub prep, positioning, application of cautery ground pad, and tourniquet cuff. Performs urinary bladder catheterizations under the supervision of the circulating nurse

  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity, safety and efficiency of the sterile field. Uses aseptic technique to arrange instruments and supplies. Performs instrument, sponge, and sharp counts

  • Demonstrates correct technique in handling of instruments, sutures, specimens, and medications

  • Assists in maintaining a clean, orderly and safe environment

  • Labels all specimens in accordance with standards

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities, objective and open to other’s views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to positive team goals, puts success of team above own interest

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

Successful completion of a surgical tech program from an accredited college.

Experience:

Previous surgical technician experience

License(s)/Certification(s):

Scrub tech certification required within 1 year of hire.

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Other:

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2021-87547

Street: 1660 60th

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $18.73/Hr.

Name: Maternity Unit- West

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F 7p-7a, every 3rd weekend, holiday rotation

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

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