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Peachtree Orthopedics Surgical Scrub Technician PRN in Atlanta, Georgia

Summary

The Surgical Technician performs direct patient care; scrubbing and assisting surgeon at the operative field during pre-, intra- and postoperative phase of surgical procedures.  Assists with surgical room turnover between cases, and collaborates with the Registered Nurse in clinical decision making. Understands safety hazards and use of equipment to prevent damage or harm to personnel and patients.  He/she has the ability to function in assigned areas of POSC as directed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in preparation of operating room and sterile field as directed by surgical procedure utilizing principles of aseptic technique.

  • Provides physiological comfort and psychological support based on individual patient needs.

  • Maintains awareness of intraoperative care to include but not limited to patient identification, site/procedure verification, airway management, fire safety, and specimen collection.

  • Maintains surgical counts with circulating nurse and reports corrections and discrepancies.

  • Assists with positioning and draping the surgical patient.

  • Anticipates the surgeon's needs.

  • Reports any breaks in technique for correction to the offender.

  • Maintains awareness of surgical schedule progression and communicates pertinent delays and changes to team.

  • Cares for specimens and cultures as directed.

  • Assists in application of dressing, casts, and in moving of patient as directed.

  • Decontaminates all equipment, instruments, supplies, and cleans room.  

  • Maintains a professional relationship with equipment/sales representatives

  • Appropriately handles the disposal of biohazardous materials.

  • Understands and performs proper technique of equipment in assigned work area.

  • Adheres to POSC procedures, policies, and standards.

  • Maintains area of Special Assignments.

  • Responsible for training new employees.

  • Other duties as assigned.  

    Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent required.

  • Graduate of an accredited surgical technology program required. 

  • Experience in Materials Management in surgical setting desired.

  • Surgical Technologist with one or more years experience preferred. 

  • Certification in Surgical Technology preferred.

  • BLS certification required.

  • This position requires involvement in preparation of State and AAAHC Surveys. 

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Surgical Technician certification preferred.

  • BLS rectification required.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

    In accordance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,  Peachtree Orthopaedic Surgery Centers requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with exceptions only for those with an approved medical, disability, or religious exemptions. All exemption requests will be reviewed in a timely manner. All offers are contingent upon being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire.

    Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear.   The employee may be required to be on their feet much of the day, and may be required to push, pull, or tug patients on stretchers. These duties can be stressful, as can dealing with injured people. These duties can be stressful, as can dealing with injured people.  There is potential exposure to anesthetic gases, hazardous chemicals, blood and body fluids, sharps, and cleaning solutions.  The employee frequently is required to move all extremities within full range of motion as well as stoop and bend at 90 degrees.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. This is a full time position. This position may require long hours.

Work Environment  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

About Peachtree Orthopedics

Founded in 1953, Peachtree Orthopedics is the oldest orthopedic practice in the southeast. We’ve grown over the years, but our high standards of excellence and commitment to quality personalized care have remained the same. Peachtree Orthopedics has been named an AJC Top Workplace for the 4th year in a row! We offer excellent growth and advancement opportunities, foster a compassionate and fun culture, and seek employees who want the same.

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