Travis AFB, CA 94533 US
Currently recruiting an Surgical Technologist to provide care to active duty military members and their families at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California. The Surgical Technologist is a full-time position, 80 hours per two weeks, schedule can vary, on call is required. Full benefits, including 17 days paid vacation/sick leave and 11 paid Federal holidays.
DUTIES OF THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST:
- Participates in activities related to the OR and Sterile Processing & Distribution.
- Must be knowledgeable in fundamentals of anatomy and physiology; principles of asepsis and sterile techniques; preparing and storing surgical sets and packs, surgical instrumentation, and equipment; OR and anesthesia procedures; pathology as it applies to specimen care and handling; basic microbiology and infection control principles; basic surgical pharmacology; sterilizing and disinfecting procedures; surgical and anesthesia complications and their treatment; hospital and OR environmental hazards and safety procedures; handling and storage of compressed gases; basic medical material procedures; basic medical administrations procedures; legal aspects of preoperative care and medical ethics; roles and qualifications of surgical team members; and basic clinical functions.
- Provides surgical patient care activities.
- Transports patients and related records to and from the OR and recovery room.
- Assists nursing staff with preoperative patient preparation activities.
- Helps with routing medical materiel management activities.
- Accomplishes routine safety checks on fixed and moveable medical equipment and fixtures.
- Performs routine and specialized housekeeping activities.
- Prepares OR for surgery by setting up and opening sterile supplies and instruments.
- Assists anesthesia personnel with patient positioning and anesthesia administration.
- Applies principles of asepsis, infection control, and medical ethics.
- Assists with terminal cleanup of OR and prepares for follow-up procedures.
- Receives, decontaminates, and cleans soiled patient care items.
- Assembles, wraps, and sterilizes instrument sets, supplies, and linen packs. Stores, maintains, and distributes sterile patient care items.
- Assists the circulating nurse with preparing records, reports, and requests.
- Prepares specimens for transport to the laboratory.
- Performs scrub duties in the Operating Room. Scrubs hands and arms and dons sterile gown and gloves. Prepares and maintains sterile instruments, supplies, and equipment of draped tables and stands. Counts sponges, needles, instruments, and related items with circulating nurse before, during, and after surgical procedures.
- Assists the operative team with applying sterile drapes to the surgical field. Passes instruments, sutures, and other supplies to the sterile operative team. Anticipates surgeon s needs, and provides additional assistance as directed. Cares for surgical specimens on the sterile field. Cleans and prepares instruments and reusable supplies for terminal sterilization and decontamination.
- Performs recovery room or basic nursing duties. Assists surgeon and nursing staff with monitoring and recording vital signs. Administers oxygen, helps arouse patient, and carries out surgeon s post-operative orders. Assists with identifying and managing of postoperative complications.
- Performs general clinic functions. Prepares patients, instruments, supplies, and equipment for specialized procedures in the OR and specialty clinics. Assists specialty surgeon during surgical and diagnostic procedures. Assembles, operates, and maintains diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Orders diagnostic laboratory and radiographic procedures as directed. Performs activities unique to specific surgical clinics.
- Attends in-service training in new procedures, techniques, and equipment.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST:
- Certificate from Surgical Technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or completion of a formal training program provided by any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force) for surgical technicians, surgical technologists or operating room technicians.
- One year of experience as a Surgical Technician or Operating Room Technician after graduation within the last 24 months.
- Possess one of the following certifications
- Certified as a Surgical Technologist (CST) from The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical 19 Assisting (NBSTSA) or certified as a Tech-in-Surgery (TS-C) from the National Center for Competency (NCCT)
- OR possess a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) certification as a surgical technician and/or operating room technician
- OR possess an Associate s degree in Surgical Technology.
- Each healthcare worker shall possess and maintain current certification in either the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers or American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Course.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen (for access to Gov' t computer systems).
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS OF THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST:
- Competitive starting salary
- 17 days paid vacation per year!
- 11 paid Federal holidays per year
- Health & Welfare benefit contributes toward health insurance and short- and long-term disability
- Dental & Vision plans, 401(K)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability