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Surgical Tech - Egleston

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  62841

 

JOB SUMMARY

Assists in providing competent surgical care to patients and families whose healthcare needs range from uncomplicated to highly complex and rapidly changing. Demonstrates technical, organizational, and team skills, and acts as clinical resource. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from recognized surgical technologist program

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  •  Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • Experience in entry level

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • One year of experience as a surgical technician
  • Experience in a pediatric operating room

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Good communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Assists in ongoing process of healthcare delivery to patients and parents, incorporating age-related and developmental-specific requirements.
  2. Provides technical skills assisting surgeon or staff and operating surgical equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  3. Maintains knowledge of current equipment and supplies.
  4. Utilizes effective communication skills in providing care to patients and families.
  5. Assists in collaborative practice with healthcare team.
  6. Demonstrates cost effectiveness and efficiency with regard to time management and supply use.
  7. Participates in orientation of students, staff members, and other health professionals.
  8. Performs ongoing department-specific tasks as assigned.
  9. Manages own professional development by rotating through other specialties to maintain competence.
  10. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, and ALL = all ages.
  11. Achieves 75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable.
  12. Supports Joint Commission readiness.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322 
Function:  Allied Health - Surgical Services


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Medical Technologist, Surgery, Patient Care, Surgical Tech, Pediatric, Healthcare