The Surgical Technologist (ST) functions as an integral member of a team of care providers in the Operating Rooms of the Ohio State University Surgery Center. The surgical teams reflect a culture of cooperation, enthusiasm and mutual respect. The team provides patient care and supportive services that are directed towards achievement of maximizing patient care outcomes, improving customer service levels, reducing the length of hospitalization and decreasing costs. Patients and their family will experience the benefits of patient focused care through the integrated skills of all care team members.
The Surgical Technologist performs technical skills related to intra-operative patient care. The ST is generally assigned to perform the scrub role in various surgical procedures and also performs routine unit tasks. They provide emergency care measures as appropriate, and assist in meeting the patient's emotional needs. The ST follows universal precautions, safe handling guidelines, and all other infection control standards. They provide for safety/security of self and others and follow special precautions as related to patient care. They maintain a clean/organized perioperative unit. The ST promotes a positive attitude to staff, families, and patient/guests as well as maintains patient confidentiality. The ST is an unclassified professional staff position working under direct supervision of PCC-RN and under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager. The ST performs all tasks in a manner that is cost effective without compromising quality of care, meets hospital continuing education and certification requirements, & upholds goals and objectives of the OSU Surgery Center. The ST contributes to organizational effectiveness and demonstrates career growth and development.
Minimum Qualifications Must be a high school graduate or possess the GED and satisfactory completion of a recognized training program for operating room technicians or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous experience in the Surgical Center Operating Room as Surgical Technologist is preferred.
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