Surgical Technician -

Location: Fort Eustis, VA
Date Posted: 03-06-2017
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Please read everything below before applying and only apply if you are fully qualified.  Preference given to applicants with previous medical clerical experience.  Must have computer experience.  Please submit a resume with 3 professional references - please list your skills online in the area provided after you hit the APPLY button.  If you do not submit a resume with professional references, you will not be considered for employment.

TDY does extensive background checks, reference checks and pre-hire/random drug screening as a condition of employment.  

 This is not a government job, this is a contract position with the government.

TDY Medical Staffing, Inc. is currently looking for well qualified Surgical Technician for a contract position in the Hampton News/Ft Eustis Area.

Hours:  To be announced


Surgical Technicians with hospital operating room experience and knowledge of a wide variety of complex surgical procedures and their possible complications in order to prepare for the procedure, to anticipate the needs of the surgical team, to respond with speed and accuracy, and report observations and immediate procedural needs to the RN circular. Surgical procedures provided in the operating rooms include, but are not limited to: ENT, urology, orthopedics, cardiothoracic, vascular, colon-rectal, neurosurgery, plastics, gynecology, ophthalmology, dental, and general surgeries.
 
Skills Required :
Preference given to Certified Surgical Tech, however not required
Current BLS from American Heart Association
At least one year of continuous experience

DUTIES:
The Surgical Technician functions as a primary scrub person responsible for handling
instruments, supplies, and equipment during all complex surgical procedures (i.e.
thoracic, major vascular, neurosurgery, complex spine, ENT, cataract surgery, and
orthopedic surgeries) coordinating patient care needs intra-operatively with the OR
Registered Nurse.
Sets up sterile field with all required items for each procedure such as air-powered
equipment, fiber optic equipment, laparoscopic equipment, microscopes, lasers,
arthroscopy equipment, urologic equipment, and other operating room supplies and
equipment.
Plans and discusses each procedure with surgical professionals and assures that all
supplies and equipment are available prior to the start of surgical procedure.
Prepares, organizes, and maintains highly complex sterile surgical setups.
Observes and responds promptly to each stage of the surgical procedure and anticipates
the needs of the surgeon by maintaining a high level of concentration for extended
periods of time.
Utilizes universal precautions and follows all infection control policies and procedures
when handling specimens, supplies, and equipment.
Assists the team members with care of the patient, i.e., positioning, prepping, and
obtaining supplies.
In conjunction with the circulating Registered Nurse (RN), performs sponge, sharps, and
instrument counts to verify accuracy. Surgical Technician is responsible for the
accountability for all surgical instruments and equipment during the surgical procedure.
Assists the surgeon by performing such procedures as preparing skin grafts, suctioning,
holding retractors, applying skin staples, and cutting sutures. Prepares prosthesis and
surgical devices during procedures.
Functions as second circulator for complex surgical procedures under the supervision of
the RN.
Recognizes changes inpatient condition including emergencies, peri-operatively and takes
appropriate actions in response to the patient emergent situation.
Provides patient information to the RN and anesthesia team for inclusion in the patient’s
plan of care.
Supports the healthcare team through the reinforcement of patient education.
Must maintain the highest standard of integrity during interactions with patients, patients’
families; nurses, doctors; and other healthcare professionals. Contract personnel will
consistently communicate and treat others in a courteous, tactful and respectful manner.
Maintains equipment and work areas including:
  • Performs non-technical maintenance of equipment to prevent malfunctions
  • Maintains O.R. area in a safe and clean manner
  • Assesses equipment needs and maintains adequate stock of supplies and materials
  • Recognizes potentially hazardous situations (e.g., frayed cords, water on floor, etc.) and takes corrective action.
  • Reports unsafe equipment working conditions to the O.R. Nurse Manager or Charge Nurse.
  • Completes all mandatory safety training and annual reviews. Attends staff in-service meetings including completion of competency of new equipment/instrumentation


TDY Medical Staffing, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

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