The Surgical Technologist (ST) is an integral member of the surgical team. As a member of this multidisciplinary team, the ST will collaborate with team members to facilitate integrated and comprehensive care in the peri-operative environment. This position works under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse/circulating nurse . The ST functions in the scrub role providing assistance to the operating surgeon and assistants, preparing for the procedure and cleaning up afterward. The ST will demonstrate good peer and physician relationships to ensure high quality of patient care and to demonstrate professionalism in practice.
Minimum Education High School Diploma or GED Communication skills training (inclusive of English, written and verbal skills). (Required) And Vocational Education Graduate of a surgical technologist program. (Required)
Minimum Work Experience 0 years Graduate of a surgical technologist program or an OR training program. Experience as an Surgical Technologist preferred. (Required) 1 year Sterile Processing (Preferred)
Required Skills/Knowledge Knowledge of aseptic technique. Human relations and interpersonal skills. Demonstrate a surgical conscience at all times. Collaborate with RN and physicians in developing a plan of care for each patient Assists in the setup of the operative field with equipment, instrumentation and supplies. Assures all equipment is functioning before use. Ability to identify the basic surgical instruments by type, function and name. Understands the importance of verification of exposure to sterilization process, checking the integrity of sterile packaging, and opening of appropriate supplies 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. Demonstrates anatomical and physiological knowledge for specified surgical procedures. Maintains a safe, organized, clean, and comfortable environment for patients and co-workers. Demonstrated the ability to perform basic calculations (add, subtract, multiply, and divide). Uses supplies and disposables in a cost-effective manner to avoid waste Supports the initiation and / or maintenance of preference cards to keep current Serves as a clinical resource to support and develop peers
Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870 and is ranked among the Top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country. Children’s National is #1 in Neonatology for a fifth consecutive year and is ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, including placement in the top 10 for: Cancer (#5), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#3), Orthopaedics (#6), Pulmonology(#8), Nephrology (#6) and Diabetes and Endocrinology (#10). Children’s Hospital has been designated as a Magnet® hospital three times, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. Children’s National offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.