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Non-Certified Surgical Technologist / Scrub Tech

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Snowmass
Posted on: September 27, 2019

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Job Summary:# Maintains sterile field and instrumentation for all surgical procedures. Prepares the operating room and supplies for each surgical case in a neat and efficient manner. The NCST will communicate with all other members of the Perioperative team to give the highest standard of care for patients in the intraoperative period. The NCST works collaboratively with co-workers, stocks and orders of supplies for department. The NCST provides additional supportive patient care as directed by others. # The Non-Certified Surgical Tech will be an active member of the entire department, with the ability to help in roles outside of surgically specific job duties if needed. The NCST will work collaboratively with others within the department to ensure an efficient, professional and respectful environment. The NCST will work with other departments as well, in regards to patient safety and communication. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS # I CLINICAL PROCESS # PRACTICE SKILLS # # Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. # # Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. # # Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice. # # Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care. # # Prioritizes patient#s situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. # # Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care. # II PATIENT TEACHING # # Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure######### # # Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient#s learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs # # Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning # III COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES # # Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. # # Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. # # Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. # # Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) # IV PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT # INTEGRATION # # Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making. # # Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals # # Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. # # Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding. # # Active participant in quality improvement processes. # # Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities. # # Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice # V SERVICE EXCELLENCE # CUSTOMER SERVICE # # Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. # # Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. # # # # VI #####UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES # RESPONSIBILITIES # # Always follows all surgical procedures to assure sterile processes and proper instrument preparation and decontamination. # # Efficiently adapts to new products and procedures and immediately educates co-workers on the use of new equipment. # # Locates, operates and maintains equipment per procedures.# # # For each case scheduled, arranges and sets up unsterile as well as sterile equipment per physician#s preference card.# # # Daily provides a safe, clean and well-stocked department. # # Assists with any specialty case by maintaining stock and ordering specialty items as indicated. # # Daily, well in advance of need, communicates with Director or charge nurse for any supply, repair and or equipment need. # # Properly cleans, decontaminates and disposes of all used, contaminated equipment per policy. # # Delivers equipment safely and in an organized fashion to Central Sterile for decontamination and sterile processing. # # Monitors all sterile qualities and indicators for instrumentation and equipment used while maintaining all sterility logs for steam and Steris processing.# # # The NCST will be responsible for working on Policies and Procedures, Preference Cards and other needed projects as assigned by the Director or Charge Nurse for the department when not engaged in cases. # # The NCST will responsibly document Charges in both the EMR (ORM), as well as when Pulling /Taking supplies for cases through Pyxis. # # # The NCST will show competency with all equipment, systems or procedures that are performed within the Surgical Services Department. # # Assistance with any needed functions within the department. This includes, but is not limited to: Housekeeping Functions, Assisting in Sterile Processing/Instrument Cleaning, Materials Management and Room Stocking, and Floating to other Departments within Surgical Services or the Hospital if needed. These roles will be assigned by the Charge Nurse or Director as needed. # # The NCST will be dressed in AVH Scrubs at the assigned start of the shift, ready to perform their job duties. # # The NCST will communicate clearly with the Charge Nurse, Director and other staff in regards to plans for procedures, patient flow and personal needs. # POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Pass/No Pass # Demonstrates willingness to assist with ambulation of elderly patients upon the request of nursing staff.# States understanding of fall risk related to ambulation and risk factors of age over 65 years. # # Maintains highest level of confidentiality regarding patients, physicians, co-workers and business-related contacts. # VII CORE VALUES 50% # Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients# expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient#s safety above all else. # # Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas # # Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly.# He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance.# The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders # # Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital#s guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders.# He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers # # Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled.#He/she#demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others.##The employee#s word can be trusted.##Behavior is#consistent with these AVH Core Values # KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS # ABILITIES # # EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS # # #Colorado Surgical#Technologist#License#required within 1 year # #2 years recent OR experience required # LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS # # #Current BLS certification # # KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS # # #Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail # #Relatively high degree of analytical abilities ## Strong interpersonal skills required ## Ability to work independently LANGUAGE SKILLS # # #Ability to read and communicate effectively in English # WORKING CONDITIONS # # # Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature # # May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities # #May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices # #May be exposed to stressful situations # # # DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS # PHYSICAL DEMANDS # On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities.# ########################################################################## - Percent of Time- Stand:####################################################################### 75% Walk:######################################################################## 30% Sit:############################################################################ 10% Talk or hear:########################################################### 100% Use hands to finger, handle or feel: # # # # # # # # # # 100% Push or pull:############################################################# 50% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #20% Reach with hands and arms: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #80% Taste or smell:########################################################## 20% # This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # - Yes/ No - Up to 10 pounds: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #yes## Up to 25 pounds: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #yes## Up to 50 pounds: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # yes## Up to 100 pounds: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # no### More than 100 pounds: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #no### # This job has vision requirements as follows: # #- Yes/No - Clear close vision:###################################################### yes# Clear distance vision:################################################## yes# Depth perception:####################################################### yes# Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge ## Distances and spatial relationships: # # # # # # # # # #yes# Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into ## Sharp focus:########################################################### yes# # WORK ENVIRONMENT # Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #-Yes/No - Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): # # # # # # # # # # no### Work near moving mechanical parts: # # # # # # # # # # #yes## Fumes or airborne particles: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #yes### Toxic or caustic chemicals: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #yes### Outdoor weather conditions: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #no## # Extreme cold (non-weather): # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #no### Extreme heat (non-weather): # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #no### Risk of electrical shock: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # yes### Work with explosives: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #no### Risk of radiation:######################################################## yes### Vibration:##################################################################### no### # Hearing ability required for work environment is:### - Yes/No - Ability to hear alarms on equipment: # # # # # # # # # # # yes## Ability to hear patient call:########################################## yes## Ability to hear instructions clearly:############################# yes## # ################################################################################## - Hi/Med/Lo - The typical noise level for the work environment is:#Hi## # Repetitive Motion Actions # # # # # # # # - Percent of Time - Repetitive use of foot control: # # # # # # # # # # # # 5%### Repetitive use of hands: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #100%## Grasping - simple/light: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #100%## Grasping - firm/heavy: # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # 100%## Fine dexterity:######## 100%Job Summary: Maintains sterile field and instrumentation for all surgical procedures. Prepares the operating room and supplies for each surgical case in a neat and efficient manner. The NCST will communicate with all other members of the Perioperative team to give the highest standard of care for patients in the intraoperative period. The NCST works collaboratively with co-workers, stocks and orders of supplies for department. The NCST provides additional supportive patient care as directed by others. The Non-Certified Surgical Tech will be an active member of the entire department, with the ability to help in roles outside of surgically specific job duties if needed. The NCST will work collaboratively with others within the department to ensure an efficient, professional and respectful environment. The NCST will work with other departments as well, in regards to patient safety and communication.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ICLINICAL PROCESS & PRACTICE SKILLS Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice. Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care. Prioritizes patient?s situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care. IIPATIENT TEACHING Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient?s learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning IIICOMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) IVPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making. Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding. Active participant in quality improvement processes. Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities. Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice VSERVICE EXCELLENCE & CUSTOMER SERVICE Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. VI UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Always follows all surgical procedures to assure sterile processes and proper instrument preparation and decontamination. Efficiently adapts to new products and procedures and immediately educates co-workers on the use of new equipment. Locates, operates and maintains equipment per procedures. For each case scheduled, arranges and sets up unsterile as well as sterile equipment per physician?s preference card. Daily provides a safe, clean and well-stocked department. Assists with any specialty case by maintaining stock and ordering specialty items as indicated. Daily, well in advance of need, communicates with Director or charge nurse for any supply, repair and or equipment need. Properly cleans, decontaminates and disposes of all used, contaminated equipment per policy. Delivers equipment safely and in an organized fashion to Central Sterile for decontamination and sterile processing. Monitors all sterile qualities and indicators for instrumentation and equipment used while maintaining all sterility logs for steam and Steris processing. The NCST will be responsible for working on Policies and Procedures, Preference Cards and other needed projects as assigned by the Director or Charge Nurse for the department when not engaged in cases. The NCST will responsibly document Charges in both the EMR (ORM), as well as when Pulling /Taking supplies for cases through Pyxis. The NCST will show competency with all equipment, systems or procedures that are performed within the Surgical Services Department. Assistance with any needed functions within the department. This includes, but is not limited to: Housekeeping Functions, Assisting in Sterile Processing/Instrument Cleaning, Materials Management and Room Stocking, and Floating to other Departments within Surgical Services or the Hospital if needed. These roles will be assigned by the Charge Nurse or Director as needed. The NCST will be dressed in AVH Scrubs at the assigned start of the shift, ready to perform their job duties. The NCST will communicate clearly with the Charge Nurse, Director and other staff in regards to plans for procedures, patient flow and personal needs. POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIAPass/No Pass Demonstrates willingness to assist with ambulation of elderly patients upon the request of nursing staff. States understanding of fall risk related to ambulation and risk factors of age over 65 years. Maintains highest level of confidentiality regarding patients, physicians, co-workers and business-related contacts. VIICORE VALUES50% Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients? expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient?s safety above all else. Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS ? Colorado Surgical Technologist License required within 1 year? 2 years recent OR experience required LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS ? Current BLS certification KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS ? Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail? Relatively high degree of analytical abilities? Strong interpersonal skills required? Ability to work independentlyLANGUAGE SKILLS ? Ability to read and communicate effectively in English WORKING CONDITIONS ? Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature? May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities? May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices? May be exposed to stressful situations DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS PHYSICAL DEMANDS On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. - Percent of Time-Stand: 75%Walk: 30%Sit: 10%Talk or hear: 100%Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 100%Push or pull: 50%Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 20%Reach with hands and arms: 80%Taste or smell: 20% This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. - Yes/ No -Up to 10 pounds: yes Up to 25 pounds: yes Up to 50 pounds: yes Up to 100 pounds: no More than 100 pounds: no This job has vision requirements as follows: - Yes/No-Clear close vision: yes Clear distance vision: yes Depth perception: yes Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge Distances and spatial relationships: yes Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into Sharp focus: yes WORK ENVIRONMENT Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions: -Yes/No -Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): no Work near moving mechanical parts: yes Fumes or airborne particles: yes Toxic or caustic chemicals: yes Outdoor weather conditions: no Extreme cold (non-weather): no Extreme heat (non-weather): no Risk of electrical shock: yes Work with explosives: no Risk of radiation: yes Vibration: no Hearing ability required for work environment is: - Yes/No -Ability to hear alarms on equipment: yes Ability to hear patient call: yes Ability to hear instructions clearly: yes - Hi/Med/Lo -The typical noise level for the work environment is: Hi Repetitive Motion Actions - Percent of Time -Repetitive use of foot control: 5% Repetitive use of hands: 100% Grasping - simple/light: 100% Grasping - firm/heavy: 100% Fine dexterity: 100%

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