The ST performs the delegated duties that ensure that the OR environment is safe, that equipment is cleaned and functions appropriately, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. The ST possesses expertise in the application of sterile and aseptic technique; he/she combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to safely facilitate invasive and/or diagnostic procedures. The ST has the ability to manage stressful/unusual situations in a positive manner, and embraces the OHSU Core Competencies (Accountability, Collaboration, Communication, Diversity, Integrity, Respect, Service Orientation, Teamwork) into his/her practice.
Surgical Technician Role Expectations:
Demonstrate Proficiency in clinical skills/knowledge specific to Perioperative Services.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of sterile technique.
Proficient in the scrub role in the surgical specialties.
Provides fundamental components of patient comfort, safety, privacy and respect within the perioperative setting.
Identifies and develops areas of expertise within the surgical specialties.
Demonstrates working knowledge of equipment, instrumentation, and supplies.
Performs effectively in emergent situations.
Recognizes and effectively responds as directed in emergency situations.
Responds appropriately as directed in a code situation.
Manages time effectively.
Accomplishes caseload assignments in a timely manner.
Completes turnover of the operating room between cases before or within the established time lines.
Demonstrates effective communication skills, which convey a positive and supportive message.
Collaborates with surgical team members (nursing, anesthesia and surgeon) on specific issues or concerns.
Seeks input and consultation.
Reports incidents and errors verbally and in writing in accordance with established procedures.
Ensures confidentiality is maintained in all forms of communication.
Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected changes in workload and assignment.
Incorporates conflict management skills in the resolution of issues.
Participates in projects and committees as requested/assigned.
Works collaboratively with OHSU personnel, maintaining communication that facilitates teamwork.
Conveys a positive image of peers, colleagues, and OHSU to patients, families, the public and other health care team members.
Teaching and Education: Participates in the education and development of others.
Participates in orientation and teaching of area specific skills.
Serves as a resource for other staff members, students, and residents.
Promotes staff skill development as appropriate
Professional Development and Knowledge Base Expectations:
Participates in educational programs and research that contributes to the improvement of skills.
Assumes responsibility for development of own skills.
Recognizes and accepts the need for guidance and assistance.
Completes all required educational programs and activities within established time lines.
Demonstrates practice consistent with current research/standards/policies.
Meets and maintains minimum qualifications for the position.
Incorporates OHSU service excellence/customer service philosophy into all aspects of care provided to patients and families and in interactions within the work setting.
Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities, incorporating principles into practice.
Demonstrates ability to access departmental and organizational policies and procedures.
Complies with organizational policies and procedures.
Supports the missions of OHSU Perioperative Services.
Complies with the OHSU Code of Conduct.
Performs staff member requirements as outlined in the compliance section of the Core Competencies.
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