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Surgical Technician or LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse - Surgery - Per Diem - Variable

Toledo, Ohio ProMedica
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ProMedica Toledo Hospital is one of the largest acute-care facilities in the region. Our 794-bed hospital is staffed by more than 4,800 professional healthcare employees who serve a 27-county area throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. We also have the area’s largest board-certified medical staff, which is made up of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are a must. In addition, for 15 consecutive years, residents of Greater Toledo have named us the Consumer Choice Award winner in our market. In fact, we’re the only hospital in northwest Ohio to receive this honor.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reports to the Surgery Supervisor/Manager and does not have any direct reports.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Functions as a member of the surgical team performing assigned duties of the technologist in the scrub role.  Applies knowledge of concepts necessary for maintain integrity of the sterile field.  Serves the following populations:  infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Demonstrates proficiency in proper scrub technique and the handling of instruments, supplies and equipment for the assigned cases following department policies and procedures and job description.  Demonstrates age related competency in the scrub role for the following age populations:  infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.

2. Utilizes preference lists, in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, departmental policies and procedures and the patient’s age-related needs in preparing for and carrying out case responsibilities.  Shares responsibilities with the clinical nurse for keeping preference cards current.         

3.Maintains integrity of the sterile field by utilizing aseptic techniques and observation of the surgical team.  Promptly addresses any observed breaks in sterile technique. 

4. Collaborates with the circulating nurse to effect accurate sponge, instrument, and sharp counts as per departmental guideline.

5. Checks daily schedule to maintain proper supply of instruments, set-ups, and supplies specific to patient’s age and physician preferences.  Assists other personnel with procedures.

6. Participates in the process of orientation of new employees and students to the scrub role.  Acts as a role model and resource person for staff and students.

7. Maintains certification according to professional requirements and presents proof of certification to the Service Coordinator.

8. Serves as a liaison between co-workers and other departments demonstrating good guest relations with physicians, patients, and other staff.  Functions as a cooperative and supportive member of the surgery department staff.

9. Maintains understanding of departmental goals and objectives and works with co-workers and management to obtain goals and objectives.

10. Performs other duties as directed.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Must be high school graduate or equivalent.  Must be a graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program or a Licensed Practical Nurse educational program.

Skills: Must be able to understand directions and be able to communicate and respond to inquiries; requires effective interpersonal skills.  Must be able to input and retrieve information from computer.

Years of Experience: N/A

License: Current, unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensure from the state of employment if hiring into the LPN capacity

Certification: CPR required.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education: N/A

Skills: N/A

Years of Experience: Prior experience in a surgical setting preferred.

License: N/A

Certification: Preferred Certification by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST)., certification from NCCT.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Personal Protective Equipment: Must be able to tolerate frequent exposure to latex and latex products. 

Physical Demands:  Must be able to move about hospital facility and between workstations. Must be able to tolerate possible exposure to hazardous materials and blood borne pathogens.  Must be able to tolerate exposure to blood Borne pathogens and body fluids.  Must be able to frequently move, lift or carry light to medium heavy to heavy weight objects and materials.  Must be able to differentiate between colors, occasionally work at heights, and work with tools, manuals, and technical motors.

 

 

The above list of accountabilities is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; it should not be considered exhaustive.

ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organizational headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.  For more information, please visit www.promedica.org/about-promedica

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, familial or marital status, genetics, or any other legally protected category. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a job with ProMedica, please contact employment@promedica.org

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