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Surgical Technologist- PRN
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Communication skills training (inclusive of written and verbal skills).

Minimum Work Experience

Specific Requirements and Preferences

2 years

At least 2 years (or equivalent experience: 1 year experience, plus related associate degree or surgical technologist certification from an accredited program

Specific Requirements and Preferences

At least 2 years of experience as an Operating Room Tech. Prefer a graduate or OR training program. Prefer 1 year experience in Sterile Processing.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Knowledge of aseptic technique. Basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Human relations and interpersonal skills. Ability to identify the basic surgical instruments by type, function and name. Ability to identify major types of surgical intervention materials (i.e. catheters, drains, sheeting material, grafting material, sutures, stapling devices) their preparation and usage in specific surgical procedures. Be able to dentify the principles of sterile technique. Demonstrate a surgical conscience at all times. Demonstrates anatomical and physiological knowledge for specified surgical procedures. Demonstrates organizational skills preparing for surgical cases.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Certification in AST preferable.

Functional Accountabilities

Clinical/Surgical Case Preparedness Competency
  1. Prepare the Operating Room for surgical procedures; open supplies and equipment on the sterile field based on the surgical procedures and child’s age.
  2. Identify, select, and handle the appropriate types of accessory and specialty equipment needed for surgical procedure; apply the appropriate method of care and handling of surgical instruments.
  3. Select and apply appropriate draping material for surgical procedures according to type of procedure and age of child.
  4. Identify and prepare basic sterile packs and trays.
Aseptic Technique
  1. Apply the correct technique of disinfection and follow manufacturer protocol.
  2. Utilize the appropriate sterilizer for sterilization purposes (i.e. flash sterilizer vs. washer sterilizer).
  3. Maintain highest standards of sterile technique during operative procedure.
  4. Maintain surveillance of sterilization; maintain and monitor the daily records and indicators; follow recall and procedures.
Scrub Role Competency
  1. Follow principle of correct hand scrub; gown and glove self and other intraoperative members.
  2. Pass correct instrumentation, supplies, as needed by the surgical team; prepare irrigation and medication solutions as needed by the surgical team.
  3. Follow established policy and procedure for all counts; initiate corrective action when counts are incorrect.
  4. Anticipate emergency or unusual circumstances (ie: trauma).
  5. Anticipate the need of the surgical team.
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

  1. Organize supplies.
  2. Count instruments, sponges, needles and other items as indicated by unit/hospital policy.
  3. Properly store and rotate sterile supplies in the O.R. and sterile processing to maintain integrity of supplies.
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.