Penn Highlands Healthcare

Certified Surgical Technologist/RN

US-PA-DuBois
3 months ago(9/22/2017 11:48 AM)
Job ID
2017-9868
# of Openings
1
Hours/Pay
80
Department
Operating Room
Shift
1st Shift/Variable Hours
Type
Full Time

Overview

The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.

 

DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, DRMC is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.


Under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse and within the scope of their practice, the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) provides patient care and performs appropriate segments of the prescribed medical regime for an assigned group of patients and effectively interacts within patients, significant others, and other health care team workers while maintaining standards of care.

Responsibilities

*Complies with DRMC policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

*Demonstrates knowledge of age-related needs of the patient, provides patient care based on these needs as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Provides direct patient care to meet patient’s needs
  • Reports changes in patient's condition to Registered Nurse and follows-up
  • Conducts a procedure summary by reporting to relief staff member
  • Identifies patient problems/focus through observation and interaction
  • Observes and reports to circulating RN/surgeon/anesthesia personnel changes in patient’s condition and their response to peri-operative interventions

*Demonstrates clinical competency in the delivery of patient care for assigned patients as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Prepares and labels syringes in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Consults with responsible RN and accesses the medical record for pertinent patient information

*Participates in the development of new staff as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Actively participates in the orientation of new staff including cultural and social integration

*Demonstrates professional accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Achieves educational credits to meet hospital requirements
  • Shares information obtained at education conferences to staff members
  • Participates in implementing departmental initiatives
  • Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication
  • Assures environment of safety for patients, significant others, and coworkers
  • Informs Manager/Charge Nurse/Supervisor of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate
  • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues

 

Unit Specific Duties

*Demonstrates knowledge of asepsis/sterile techniques

 

*Accurately performs sponge/sharp/instrument counts

 

*Demonstrates proper handling and disposition of surgical specimens

 

Qualifications

  • Customer service attitude required
  • Graduate of approved Surgical Technology Program required
  • Surgical Technologist Certification required or successful completion of certification within 12 months of start date in Operating Room

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