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UnityPoint Health Surgical Technologist in Muscatine, Iowa

Shift Differential: $5.00/hour between 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM; $7.50/hour between 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM (at minimum of 4 hours worked)

Weekend Differential: An additional $7.50/hour between Fridays at 11:00 PM - Mondays at 7:00 AM

Under the supervision of the Lead OR Nurse and/or the Director of Surgical Services the Surgical Technologist handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. Has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. Has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and constantly maintains the integrity of the sterile field.

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

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Key Accountability

  • On-call responsibility with 20-minute response time.

  • Gathers, checks and opens supplies and equipment needed for the surgical procedure.

  • Performs surgical scrub, and donning gown and gloves and PPE

  • Sets up sterile back table and Mayo stand with instruments, supplies, equipment and medication/solutions needed for procedure.

  • Counts sponges, sharps and instruments according to policy.

  • Assists the team members with gowning and gloving.

  • Assists with draping the patient and establishing a sterile field.

  • Participates in the surgical site and patient verification during the time out procedure

  • Prepares and anticipates additional instrumentation, equipment, and supplies for usage during the procedure.

  • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments and supplies to surgeon during procedures

  • Assists the anesthesia provider.

  • Assists with positioning the patient, using appropriate equipment and anatomical principles to avoid patient injury.

  • Assists with applying tourniquets and monitors before the procedure begins.

  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during procedure.

  • Performs additional counts as necessary.

  • Prepares sterile dressings and or immobilization devices.

  • Prepares and passes off specimens as appropriate.

  • Monitors the comfort of the patient and provides verbal and tactile reassurance to the patient.

  • Keeps accurate records throughout the procedure.

  • Updates and keeps accurate records of the surgeons preference

  • Assists with case charges.

  • Helps to cleans OR suites in between surgical procedures and puts away surgical supplies and equipment.

  • Treats patients/families with dignity and respect.

  • Maintains an effective working relationship within this department, with other departments, surgeons and vendors.

  • Greets visitors, ascertains nature of business and directs appropriately.

  • Responsible for reporting non-compliance issues to Compliance Officer.

  • Manages/operates equipment safely and correctly.

  • Meets educational requirements per policy

  • Uses Trinity Muscatine Business Management System to assist staff and patients in calling out opportunities and problem solving.

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of surgical technology, or Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse with equitable experience with documentation of similar training.

Experience: Experience in an ambulatory or hospital surgery setting or equivalent surgical knowledge.

License(s)/Certification(s): BCLS, Mandatory Reporting, ability to sit for surgical technologist certification. Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Prefer ability to sit for certification exam

Requisition ID: 2021-104258

Street: 1518 Mulberry Ave

Name: 6110 UnityPoint Health Muscatine Trinity

Name: Operating Room

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 0630-1500

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