Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center has an opening for a .8 to full time Surgical Technologist.
Under the supervision of an RN, the Surgical Technologists participates as a member of the surgical team supporting and taking direction from the surgeon, physician assistants and RN. The Technologist is responsible for draping the surgical suite in accordance with standards; ensures the functionality of instrumentation and equipment required for each operative procedure.
The Technologist effectively hands instruments, needles, sponges and equipment, anticipating the surgeon(s) needs and ensuring patient safety and sterile technique at all times. They may be required to provide direct and indirect perioperative tasks, including holding retractors, cameras, and suction under the direct supervision of the surgeon.
In addition, the Surgical Technologist shall assist in the decontamination of instruments and equipment, room turnover, sterilization of instrumentation and restocking of supplies in accordance with the standards and departmental policy.
Education and Experience: Diploma from an accredited Surgical Technologist Program; or 1+ years of surgical scrub experience is preferred
Special Skills and Aptitudes: Independently prepares cases in the sterile field in the surgical suite.
Ensures the functionality of instrumentation and equipment in accordance with all standards and departmental policy.
Effectively supports the surgeon(s) by safely handing instrumentation, supplies and equipment, anticipating needs of the team.
Completes room turnover, assists as needed in decontamination and sterilization of instrumentation and restocking of supplies
Responsibilities: Actively supports department initiatives to promote efficient and safe patient flow utilizing teamwork and taking individual accountability to complete duties as a means of ensuring on time starts to maintain the OR schedule.
Demonstrate initiatives and teamwork by restocking supplies, instrumentation and assisting where needed. Demonstrate a willingness to help when other duties are assigned.
For information regarding Advance Directives, please contact your healthcare provider or follow the link below.
• Register for your preoperative class 218-454-8469.
• Begin your pre-operative exercises as shown in your guidebook.
• Choose your coach.
• Stop Smoking.
• Maintain or achieve a healthy weight.
• Schedule your preoperative physical and any needed lab work.
• Prepare your home- adjust furniture to clear walking paths and remove all throw rugs. Have a comfortable, supportive chair for after surgery.