SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST TRAINEE (PCN 807)
Work Hours: Days
*INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY*
Once an application has been submitted please come by Human Resources to pick up a resource packet.
The Surgical Technologist Trainee works under the supervision of a certified surgical technologist, nurse or sterile processing tech to learn the surgical technologist role. The individual in this position becomes familiar with the Surgical Services department while observing and assisting a certified surgical technologist. The trainee will learn to work under the supervision of the surgeon to facilitate safe and effective invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures. They learn to ensure the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. This individual will also be enrolled as a full time student working toward becoming a Certified Surgical Technologist.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The Surgical Technologist Trainee’s responsibilities include observing and handling of instrumentation, supplies, and equipment necessary for surgical procedures under the direction of a certified surgical technologist, nurse or sterile processing tech. They will work to gain an understanding of the procedures being performed to anticipate the needs of the surgeon. They will work to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and are constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
The individual in this position must possess excellent speaking and listening skills to effectively communicate with others. Must have the ability to move frequently from one task to another using several different skills. Be able to make decisions based on facts. Must be able to successfully pass a job function assessment to ensure employees are physically fit to perform the job functions. Employees will be assessed on their ambidexterity abilities and must show excellent hand-eye coordination. Both of which are vital to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures and to maximize patient safety.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Enrolled in UAA with intent to complete the Surgical Technology Program
- A minimum of two years’ experience working in patient care area is preferred
- Active BLS certification, or obtained according to program requirements
- Willingness to work flexible hours
- Willingness to assist in special projects as assigned
- Demonstrated full understanding of patient safety and privacy rights
- Demonstrated ability to maintain skills under extreme duress
- Team Player
South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22-bed critical access and 28-bed skilled long term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The surgery unit consists of two general operating rooms and one endoscopy suite. The position requires standing for extended periods of time without a break, in bright, and artificially lighted rooms. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including various blood-borne pathogens, potential muscle strains, possible needle stick injuries, and exposure to anesthetic gases. Generally, physical demands are moderate and all work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on scheduling and coursework needs.