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Sanford Health: Surgical Technologist, Certified | Operating Room – South University

Sanford Health

This is a Full-time position in Fargo, ND posted February 2, 2021.

Job Description Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States.

We’re proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

See yourself at Sanford!

Facility: South University Hospital Location: Fargo, ND Address: 1720 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58103, USA Shift: 8 Hours Day Shifts Job Schedule: Full time Weekly Hours: 32.00 Job Summary Surgical technologists are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients.

Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care that meets the mission and goals of quality care and service excellence at Sanford.

Assist with assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, or documenting the care of patients.

This care will be delivered in accordance with established standards of performance.

Will work under the supervision and delegation authority of a surgeon, and in some cases other clinical licensed professionals, to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

Accurately accounting for items used during a procedure and maintaining an organized sterile field facilitates accountability for all items during and after a procedure.

Demonstrate knowledge in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique to combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation and tools and technologies to facilitate a provider’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Actively participates in safety measures, maintains an organized sterile field, as well as maintain awareness of the location of all supplies needed for the course of the procedure.

Prepares the surgical environment before procedures; ensuring that supplies and dedicated devices are sterile and ready for surgery, as well as clipping, transporting, positioning, and ensuring aseptic incisions sites.

The surgical technologist may also assist in the preparation of patients prior to procedures.

Make minor adjustments to avoid instrument malfunctions and keeping them in operating condition.

May conduct sterile and unsterile supply quality assurance checks are according to sterilization principles before procedure.

Verify the completeness of items when returned from the surgical site.

Participate in reconciliation activities.

Demonstrate positive interpersonal relationships and well-developed critical thinking skills; must be able to work ina fast-paced environment and must be able to adjust to changes in duties with minimal notice, as the schedule requires.

May assist with additional administration duties as needed for case preparation of patients.

Provides services for patients during surgical procedures.

Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care that meets the mission and goals of quality care and service excellence at Sanford.

This care will be delivered in accordance with established standards of performance.

Provides services for patients during surgical procedures.

Department Details This 10 OR facility currently specializes in orthopedics and an additional 2 ORs that focus on surgical eye procedures.

This position has scheduled shifts Monday-Friday with scheduled operating hours from 0630-1700.

This position does include late shifts and rotating call.

Typically 1-2 shifts a week are a designated late shift with start times adjusted accordingly.

Call shifts will be for orthopedic trauma at Sanford Medical Center Fargo.

This position currently includes rotating weekday and weekend call.

Call rotation is subject to change but currently is one weekday call shift every 2-3 weeks and one weekend call shift every 2-3 months.

This campus is unique in offering a post-call shift the day following a call shift.

This allows for additional rest time and improved work life balance.

Qualifications Graduate of an approved school of surgical technology or graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) required.

Experience in an operating room setting is preferred.

Must have a good knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical and surgical terminology, instrumentation, aseptic techniques, and surgical procedures acquired through post-secondary training.

National certification as a Surgical Technologist preferred.

If an LPN, currently holds an unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license with State Nursing board and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges.

Basic Life Support (BLS) required within first 60 days of employment into position.

Completes required annual continuing education units (CEU) and competency traini