To know and understand the principles of sterile technique and their application. To follow defined procedures under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. To maintain a collaborative relationship with other nursing staff members, physicians, and ancillary staff. To maintain an appropriate level of knowledge and clinical expertise through continuing education and in service programs. Education, License & Cert:
The surgical technician must be a graduate of an approved Surgical Technician program. An LPN or a person with formalized education considered equivalent to surgical technician training. Experience:
Experience is preferred. Essential Functions:
1. Demonstrates competence in performance of technical skills relative to clinical area of practice 2. Utilizes and maintained surgical instruments according to manufacturer's recommendations and Department guidelines 3. Utilizes positive interpersonal skills in all forms of communication. 4. Applies base knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, and pharmacology for optimal surgical patient care. 5. Demonstrates knowledge and practice of patient care concepts. 6. Applies the principles of sterile technique during surgical procedures. 7. Participates in orientation and training program to attain competency in all services. 8. Maintains certification by participating in continuing education activities/provides documentation of required continuing education credits. 9. Promotes teamwork and collaboration among all members of the surgical team. 10. Practices within the scope of current policies and procedures of the nursing Department and nursing unit guidelines. 11. Demonstrates effective time management, flexibility and priority setting regarding work assignment. 12. Attends and participates in unit council meetings, utilizes staff meetings and other appropriate channels to resolve problems. Other Duties:
1. Demonstrates initiative in completing work that needs to be done, within areas of responsibility. 2. It is understood that this description is not intended to be all inclusive, and that other duties may be assigned as necessary in the performance of this position 3. Recognizes and reports potential problems to the supervisor or nursing manager on the floor.
Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of Guthrie, you'll find staff members who have committed themselves to serving the community.
The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.
The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500 physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.