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Surgical Technician I

Company :
Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
GENERAL OVERVIEW:
Performs direct and indirect technical tasks for patients before, during, and after surgical interventions.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in setting up the surgical operating suite with appropriate instruments and supplies. (20%)
Utilizes proper aseptic techniques and practices standard precautions. Follows policy for medication and specimen handling. (20%)
Assists with preparing, positioning and draping patients and participates in the surgical pause to assure correct patient and surgical site. (20%)
Understands, anticipates and adapts to surgeon preference and patient care variables, and contributes to updating surgeon preference materials. (20%)
Performs sponge, needle, and instrument count. (10%)
Cares for and utilizes resources to promote cost effective and efficient environment for patients. (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum
One year certificate from a college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Graduate of Surgical Technologist program or completion of an LPN/RN program with training as a surgical technician or equivalent training.
Preferred
Current certification as a Surgical Technologist (CST).
1-3 years of Surgical Technician experience.
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