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MO-SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

**Worker Type:**


**Job Summary:**

Responsible for the provision of patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary for the care of patients and the maintenance of the Operating Room under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Sets up Operating Room with needed items for patient care; gathers supplies, x-rays, instruments, etc., for cases; handles instruments during procedures. Communicates information to the RN regarding patients.

**Job Responsibilities and Requirements:**


+ Practices and implements the technical components of patient care under the supervision of a RN.
+ Collaborates with the RN and other healthcare professionals. to implement a plan of care that incorporates physician preferences, nursing assessments and diagnostic data in a manner that is prioritized, timely, and integrated with the plan of care.
+ Prepares equipment, supply and resource needs based on an individualized plan of care. Re-evaluates and modifies resource needs as needed.
+ Communicates accurate and timely information to the Registered Nurse regarding patients in their care.
+ Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform all aspects of a variety of surgical procedures. Maintains knowledge and skills to properly operate all surgical equipment and instruments. Utilizes appropriate aseptic technique when handling supplies, instruments, and equipment.
+ Follows laboratory policy and procedure to correctly handle and label all laboratory specimens.
+ Documents quality controls thoroughly and accurately according to unit specific standards.
+ Demonstrates competence in problem solving, conflict resolution, and team building. Serves as a resource to other team members.
+ Organizes and utilizes time efficiently. Demonstrates appropriate prioritization. Maintains an organized work environment.
+ Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
+ Performs other duties as assigned.


+ High school graduate or equivalent


+ Either prior OR experience or graduation from an approved surgical technician program


+ Constant use of vision to judge distances and spatial relationships and to identify and distinguish colors.
+ Constant use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
+ Constant lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
+ Constant standing and walking.
+ Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
+ Frequent lifting/moving patients.
+ Frequent bending, stooping, reaching and gripping.
+ Frequent use of clear vision at 20 inches or less.
+ Frequent use of speech to share information through oral communication.
+ Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing over 50 lbs.
+ Occasional use of clear vision at 20 feet or more.
+ Occasional use of sitting, squatting, twisting and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
+ Occasional keyboard use/data entry.
+ Rare kneeling.

**Licenses / Certifications:**

Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), FUTURE - Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) within 90 days - American Heart Association (AHA)

**Work Shift:**

Day Shift (United States of America)

**Job Type:**



4403000100 Surgery

**Scheduled Weekly Hours:**


SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

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