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Surgical Tech - Temporary Staffing Agreement - TAP - (890)

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024
Surgical Tech - Temporary Staffing Agreement - TAP - (890) - (T216573)

Description

To scrub and assist surgical team during surgical procedures in assigned specialties. To demonstrate proficiency in multiple surgical specialties and/or complex cases. To prepare and maintain the environment, medical equipment and supplies for surgical procedures. To follow hospital regulations and industry procedures regarding patient care. To pre-operatively prepare the patient. To transport patient to and from the operating room as required.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

1. Cleans and prepares operating room for procedure: drapes and covers operating and instrument tables; lays out supplies and equipment in appropriate manner; ensures proper functioning of equipment and supplies.

2. Obtains supplies according to surgical orders, counts sponges and maintains economical use of supplies.

3. Serves as a technical expert for more than one surgical service. Scrubs and sets up case in a timely manner. Ensures maintenance of sterile field: uses principles of aseptic technique initiates corrective action when break in technique occurs; inspects sterile items for contamination and expiration dates; maintains sterility when opening items for procedures.

4. Serves as a technical resource for staff. Precepts and orients new staff and/or students in a professional and supportive manner.

5. Completes documentation according to operating room practice standards.

6. Identifies and verifies patient and positions patient on operating table according to practice standards.

7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited program of surgical technology recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) required OR an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. Three (3) years of relevant experience in a high volume multi-specialty operating room required. If Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification is obtained upon graduation, no previous surgical tech experience is required.

Licenses / Certifications / Registrations

Current certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) is required or should be obtained within 30 days of employment. Depending on the unit/department, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) may be required.

Primary Location

: UAB Hospital

Job Category

: Allied Health

Organization

: 708450000 Resource Management Systems

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Rotation / Flexible Staffing / Multiple Shifts