Surgical Technologist | Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Overview M Health Fairview is looking for a Surgical Technologist to work in our Operating Room at The University of Minnesota Medical Center -East Bank campus (Minneapolis, MN).

Come be a part of our growth as we are adding 4 additional rooms to support neuro cases, including a in suite MRI as well as the entire floor will be Renovated .

The East Bank Campus is a teaching hospital and has 21 operating rooms performing on an average 60 cases per day.

We provide state of the art surgical suites for Adult patients needing surgical intervention.

Surg techs work in TEAMS and the cases include; general, dental, eye, ear, nose, and throat, endoscopy, vascular, thoracic, open heart, orthopedics, neurology, bariatrics, solid organ transplant, gynecologic, colo-rectal, urology, plastics, and Da Vinci robotics.

This position may be eligible for a Sign On bonus (up to $7,500) based on FTE and requires a work commitment.

As well, is eligible for $1000 referral bonus.

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72 Hours per two weeks, all of which are Benefit eligible and offer competitive salary.

Rotating Day/Evening shifts (start times include 630, 830, 1030 and 2:30), with occasional night shifts (to help cover for time off/holidays) Schedule includes rotation of holiday, weekend and call time.

Call starts at the end of a shift: 3:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm and ends at 6:45 am on weekdays.

Weekend call or schedule shift combination is typically 48 hours, scheduled one in four weekends.

May be assigned more than one call shift during week.

Call response time is currently 30 minutes.

Discounted employee fees for parking (lott-shuttle).

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Responsibilities/Job Description The Surgical Technologist performs the functions of a surgical technologist as a scrub person during surgical procedures providing patient care services appropriate to the age of the patients (ages pediatric through geriatric) served during the shift of duty in collaboration with the RN.

Is responsible for adhering to standards of nursing practice and patient care, correct use of supplies/equipment and maintenance of the surgical suite under the direction of a RN.

Serves as scrub person during operative procedures Anticipates surgeons needs Supplies appropriate instruments, suture and specialty items.

Maintains aseptic technique during all sterile procedures.

Assures proper identification and handling of specimens.

Completes all required sponge, sharps and instrument counts.

Follows appropriate action in emergency situations.

Provides patient care Adheres to standards of clinical practice and patient care appropriate to the age of the patients.

Assists in transfer/positioning of patients.

Collaborates with the MD and circulating nurse to provide care for each patient.

Respects the confidentiality of all information Corrects use and setup of supplies and equipment Assures availability and proper functioning of supplies and equipment.

Assembles and adjust equipment.

Cleans, replenishes and sterilizes instruments and supplies as needed.

Participates in the evaluation of new equipment or supplies.

Assists other members of the team with terminal cleaning of room in readiness of next patient.

Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.

Qualifications Required Qualifications Military, LPN surgical assistant or surgical technologist training completion, by hire date BLS for healthcare providers certification or ability to obtain by hire date Preferred Qualifications Graduate from an accredited Surgical Technologist program AST certification or certification eligible at time of hire 1 to 3 years surgical tech experience Other Required Skills Knowledge of physical, psychosocial and cognitive developmental needs of population served Knowledge of age appropriate outcomes and interventions.

Desired Skills Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations Ability to work well under a team environment We can recommend jobs specifically for you.

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