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Surgical Technologist-Lakeview OB/GYN

UnityPoint Health
Clive, Iowa
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Surgical Technician (ST)
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
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Surgical Technologist Monday- Friday 7:00a - 3:30pFull Time Benefits Provides surgical technology to direct and indirect care and service. Assist surgeon, performs operative/invasive procedures. Serves as a resource to other technologist, trains new technologist, trains students and functions as an informal lead technologist role as needed. Mentoring and utilizing the additional education gained through certification will be used to assist peers, perform more efficiently and raise performance. Why UnityPoint Health?Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.Benefits - Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in.Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.Development - We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. % of Time(annually)Clinical Excellence· Preparation for surgeon specific operative/invasive procedures that's timely, accurate effective and efficient.· Instruments equipment and suture are appropriate, complete and functional.· Sets up sterile field and is scrubbed prior to patent entering the room· Sets up case so that another can step into an organized back table and mayo.· Have appropriate have available items.· Uses resources wisely, avoids unnecessary opening.· Motions are fluid and not redundant.· Set up time for a variety of case types is within acceptable range.· Aware of and is prepared for case needs, i.e. two mayo's.· Collaborates with surgeon prior to case and adjusts as necessary.· Precept surgical techs and RNs to prepare for surgeon specific procedures. 40%Care Coordination· Scrubs on simple to complex procedures for a variety of specialties.· Able to run mayo independently.· Aware of surgeon's techniques and preferences.· Adapts style to match surgeon and procedures.· Confident and competent during routine and emergency procedures.· Is prepared for sequencing, i.e. clamp, cut, tie.· Anticipates and provides so that attention needs not be diverted from the operative field.· Attentive to case, pays attention to subtle cues and responds appropriately.· Pro-active identification of needs: averts need to have someone run for things.· Observe technique of self and others and intervenes appropriately.· Performs in first scrub, first assist and second scrub roles.· Performs case closing activities such as dressing application, transfer and turnover.· Teach RNs to scrub on a variety of cases. 20%Patient Care· Plans, anticipates and provides for expected and unexpected intra-op events. · Anticipates and provides appropriate and timely intervention for intra-op case change. E.g. lap to open, uncontrolled bleeding, perforation.· Actions and behavior are calm, confident, and steady.· Is prepared for the unexpected and uses resources wisely.· Anticipates problem prone and/or high risk procedures and provides for needs.· Observes for induction and maintain quiet.· Protects patient privacy by own actions and reminds others.· Precept/Mentor staff and students in planning for surgical events.· Demonstrate critical thinking skills and job knowledge that will raise performance as well as teach others observation/knowledge.· Be available to be assigned on-call hours outside of schedule work-hours, which includes after-hours, weekend and holidays. And if contacted while on-call, respond in the time frame as defined by the needs of the department per policy. 20%Relationship Building· Communicates and collaborates with others. · Serves as a resource of knowledge and shares knowledge as appropriate.· Counts are timely and actions reflect clear understanding of the dual responsibility with circulating RN.· Communicates needs nonverbal and verbally in a timely and appropriate manner: urgent vs. routine.· Precepts staff in appropriate manner. Mentors in positive manner.· Articulates priority of needs clearly. · Listens and observes for : cues indicating changing needs.· Conversation in appropriate for setting.· Addressing issues/concerns appropriately.· Contributes to successful unity operations by integrating individual efforts with unit needs, goals and objectives.· Participates in required call.· Flexible with respect to assigned area (s).· Assist others as needed or requested.· Actions and behaviors foster team: shares knowledge and ideas.· Attempts to resolve conflicts constructively.· Performs a variety of activities to ensure an efficient effective unit.· Communicates/collaborates with others to ensure appropriate instruments, specialty cards and equipment are available for cases.· Participates in quality improvement efforts.· Actions and behaviors promote positive work environment. 10%Basic UPH Performance Criteria · Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.· Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.· Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.· Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.· Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.· Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance. 10%Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of BehaviorsConsistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health's values in the performance of job duties and responsibilitiesFoster Unity:· Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.· Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.· Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives. Own The Moment: · Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect· Enthusiastically engage in our work.· Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.· Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.Champion Excellence:· Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.· Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.· Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.Seize Opportunities:· Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.· Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.· Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

Minimum RequirementsIdentify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.Preferred or SpecializedNot required to perform the essential functions of the position.Education: · Completion of Surgical Technology training through an institution, college or Military Program. · Associates Degree in Applied Science.· Completion of Accredited Surgical Technologist Program.Experience: · 1-3 years of experience in/with acute tertiary full service surgery.License(s)/Certification(s): · Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.· Valid CPR required within 60 days of start date as CST· National Certification by NBSTSA Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: English Skills:· Basic reading skills· Basic writing skills· Basic Oral skillsCommunication Skills:· Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker.· Interaction with a wide variety of people· Maintain confidential information· Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information.· Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor.Computer Skills:· Basic computer knowledge: Uses work processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable with Windows OS and learning new applications. Other: Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
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