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SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST - DUKE ORTHO

Company: Duke University
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Job Description:

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017. U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19. Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology. In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers. Duke Nursing Highlights: Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet-- organizationNurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses. Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification. Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle! Relocation Assistance! SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST-DUKE HEALTH Surgical Technologists (ST) are allied health professionals who assist setting with the preparation and care of surgical patients ranging from infancy to geriatrics under the general direction of a professional nurseThe ST possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a surgeon's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic proceduresThe ST who has a dual function in the operating room and the ambulatory setting demonstrates competency in the care of surgical patients preoperatively and postoperatively in the ambulatory surgical clinicWORK PERFORMED:Level I following:Level II New graduate with up to 18 months of full-time equivalent experiencePerform all responsibilities in a manner that demonstrates Service Excellence towards patients, physicians, peers and other departmentsAssume responsibility for upholding the policies and procedures of the department and organizationDemonstrates eagerness to learn, takes direction, adapts to changes within unit, demonstrates consistent progress toward Level IIEstablishes and maintains sterile field and assures team maintains sterile environment. Demonstrate and practice a good understanding of sterile techniqueHas a basic knowledge of instrumentationsPrepare Operating Room with appropriate instrumentation, equipment and suppliesDemonstrates correct and safe instrumentation passing and performs sponge, needle and instrument counts in a safe and accurate mannerMaintain technical skills to serve a patient population comprised of infancy to geriatric clients. Take calls and rotate shifts as required under the direction of a registered nurse For Surgical Technologists with a dual role in an ambulatory environment, additional responsibilities may include: Prepare patients for examinations and procedures in the surgical clinic setting; assist the physician during patient examination and procedures in the clinic; collect and label laboratory specimens for processing; reinforce postoperative instructions under direction of physician or RN; assist with incoming and outgoing patient calls under supervision of physician or RN; remove sutures/ staples, change sterile and non-sterile dressings, following DUHS policies and procedures, under direction of RN or physician; perform other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the RN or physician; schedule and post surgical cases; coordinate complex scheduling of cases which require additional surgical support; update and file patient medical records Must advance to level II within 18 monthsPerform other duties and responsibilities as required. Perform all the duties and responsibilities of Level I, plus the Assist with the teaching of newly hired technologists and student technologistsServe as a role model to new employees and other staff membersEstablish and maintain sterile field and assure team maintains sterile environment independently. Anticipate the needs of the surgical teamApply basic knowledge of instrumentations to several cases. Demonstrate appropriate and correct case preparationCompetent at unit level. Corrects deficiencies at the case levelCommunicate effectively with patients, staff members and physiciansAdherence to standards including but not limited to unit and hospital policies and procedures, regulatory standards, and patient safety goalsAssume responsibility for self and ensures that the policies, procedures and safety practices of the Operating Room and Hospital are reinforcedPerform other duties and responsibilities as requiredKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to adapt to changes within unitAbility to work effectively and efficiently under pressure in a stressful environment, and often without relief Ability to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy relating to the surgical procedure and the instrumentation required in order to effectively anticipate the needs of the surgeonAbility to set priorities and respond appropriately to actual and/or potential life threatening situationsLevel Characteristics-N/AMinimum QualificationsEducationGraduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program or the successful completion of the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certification exam.ExperienceLevel I- Entry level position for new graduates of Surgical Technology program or Surgical Technologists with 0 to 18 months experienceLevel II- Requires 6 to 12 months of full-time equivalent Surgical Technology experienceDegrees, Licensures, CertificationsLevel I- N/A Level II- N/A Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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