Emory

Surgical Technologist

Division
Advancement & Alumni Engagement
Campus Location
Atlanta, GA, 30308
Campus Location
US-GA-Atlanta
Department
ADV: Human Resources Operating
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Number
117507
Job Category
Clinical & Nursing Support
Schedule
Other
Standard Hours
36 Hours

Overview

 

We’re looking for experienced operating room Surgical Techs to join our team who are passionate about providing the best care for patients. Our Surgical Techs are integral members of high-functioning teams committed to excellence and outstanding patient care, driven by their expertise, compassion and operate at a higher level of practice. If you have two years of surgical tech experience in the operating room, we invite you to consider advancing your career at Emory Healthcare.

 

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We’re empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community, and each other.

 

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience, and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

 

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

Call Required

Salary: $24.52/hr. min- $40.12/hr. max

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Assists surgeons and nurses with patients, equipment preparation, aseptic technique, and surgical procedures in the operating room.
  • Prepares the operating room for surgery by assembling routine supplies, materials, instruments, and equipment; obtains special supplies indicated by physician.
  • Set up and operate a variety of specialized instrumentation, manual and powered equipment.
  • Follows procedures for pre and post-operative accounting of sharps, sponges and instruments used in the surgical set up.
  • Accountable for the care and handling of instruments and equipment. Maintains inventory of sterile surgical supplies to ensure immediate availability.
  • Operates sterilization equipment for the proper sterilization of surgical instruments. Follows established sterilization policy and procedures.
  • Assists in evaluating various products, supplies and equipment pertinent to the operating room.
  • Typical specialty areas include General, Less complex GYN, OB/L&D, Plastic, Minor Vascular, Ortho, and Ophthalmology -cataract. Assists in the preparation, transportation, and positioning of patients for surgery and provides for the physical comfort, safety and privacy during the intra-operative patient.
  • Observes patient for symptoms which may indicate a change in condition; reports significant observations to the appropriate member of the medical team for immediate attention.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the principles of sterile technique and infection control; practices appropriate procedures to maintain a sterile environment.
  • Appropriately cleans surgical instruments and equipment. Prepares tissue and other specimens for laboratory analyses.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful completion of a surgical technician training program or equivalent job training.
  • Two years of experience in lieu of certification or Certified as a surgical technician. 
  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Ability to float and work independently in less complex specialty areas including:
    • General,
    • Less complex GYN,
    • OB/L&D, Plastic,
    • Minor Vascular,
    • Ortho,
    • Ophthalmology -cataract.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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