Gainesville, Florida

Description

SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time


North Florida Regional Healthcare is an organization centered around the community hospitals in Gainesville, Florida -- North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC) . NFRMC is a 432-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida and offering comprehensive cardiovascular careoncologyorthopedicsneurosciencesminimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeryweight loss surgery and treatmentwomen’s health and wound therapy, among other services. 
You are worth more than a paycheck. Our Benefits Raise the Bar:
401(k) with an employer match up to 9%
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Student Loan Assistance
Tuition Reimbursement
Paid Family Leave
Medical Plan Options, Dental & Vision
And much more!
 
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST - CERTIFIED
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Responsible for the direct and indirect nursing care of patients as determined by the registered nurse.  Responsible for the supervision of assigned personnel. 
  • Completes all assigned procedures and therapies within the specific time frame.
  • Reports supply and equipment needs to the team leader and/or charge nurse.
  • Assists with the transfer of patients.
  • Assists physician in the performance of select procedures.
  • Operates specialty equipment per manufacturer's recommendation and/or policy and procedures.
  • Assists with providing care for the patient both pre-, intra, and post-specialized procedure.
  • Assists with transporting and positioning patient on the operating bed, specific to operative procedure, type of anesthetics to be used, and use of protective devices as indicated.
  • Performs item counts to include but not limited to: sponges, sharps, vessel loops/umbilical tapes, bovie cleaner, pre-, intra, and post operatively.
  • Take appropriate action if item count is not correct and informs the appropriate staff.
  • Monitors patient's response to surgical intervention intra-operatively and reports status to RN circulating nurse.
  • Prepares medication for operative field according to hospital policy with assistance from circulating nurse and/or surgeon; correct route and label appropriately.
  • Organizes supplies, instrumentation of operative field under the supervision of the RN.
  • Collects labels specimens for diagnostic lab per hospital policy and procedure.
  • Practices hands-free passing of sharps utilizing the "safety zone technique", and agreed upon area to place sharps after each use to prevent sharps exposures. Ensures that the container/holder for the cautery is in place.
  • Maintains vigilance for breaks in technique and informs the RN circulator.
  • Prepares OR room for subsequent procedure in a timely manner being conscious of the 30 minutes turnover time.
  • Performs other related functions as assigned.
  • Must be able to take call, and return to the hospital within 30 minutes of call-back.
 

Qualifications

Position Qualifications:
Education:
  • Completion of an approved program for surgical technologists.
Experience:
  • Prior Surgical Tech experience and/or training.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated communications and customer service skills, success in organizing work and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Licensure/Certification:
  • Certification as a Surgical Technologist
  • BLS through American Heart Association

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