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Surgical Technologist - OR - 40 hrs/wk

Company: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

*Employment Type:* Full time *Shift:* Day Shift *Description:* Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy---
o Competitive compensation
o Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
o Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
o Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. GENERAL SUMMARY Surgical Technologists are responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care in the field of Operating Room technology to Neonates, Child and Adolescents and Adults and Geriatrics.
*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES *
* Supports the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the division of nursing and Department of Surgical Services.
* Scrubs for surgical cases according to established sterile procedures and changes into operative clothing, dons sterile gowns and gloves, and assists the surgical team with the same.
* Prepares for scheduled operative procedure by arranging sterile set up of instrument table with drapes, instruments and sutures required for procedure according to surgeon preference, and maintains sterile field throughout the case.
* Passes instruments, sponges, sutures, and other sterile supplies and equipment to surgeons and assists during procedures, holds retraction devices, anticipates and responds to surgeon needs during course of surgery.
* Assists RN with circulating duties such as opening supplies, assisting with positioning, obtaining equipment and supplies, bagging sponges, and preparing the operative site.
* Passes surgical specimens to the circulating nurse with proper verbal identification of source of specimen, as verified by the surgeon.
* Counts sponges, needles, and instruments used during surgery; at the beginning of the case, before closing, final counts and when relieved at the end of the shift prior to end of case. Assists with dressing of operative site following closing.
* Operates and cares for surgical equipment, instruments and supplies per department policy and or manufacturer recommendations.
* Demonstrates current knowledge regarding development in surgical equipment and trends and techniques through appropriate in-service programs.
*REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE*
* *Required Education:* -Graduate of an Associate Degree Program for Surgical Technology or Certification Program for Surgical Technology.
* Previous job training for surgical tech position will be acceptable with a Certification of Surgical Technology. The certification must have been maintained since receiving it.
* *Preferred Certification*: Surgical Technology certification -should be completed within 12 months of hire.
*Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion*

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor , Surgical Technologist - OR - 40 hrs/wk, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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