Iberia Medical Center
Under the general supervision of the OR Charge Nurse, Unit Director and the authority of the Chief Nursing Officer, the Surgical Tech assists with the nursing care of patients receiveing surgical care and surgical intervention. Duties include scrubbing and other related procedures, including but not limited to: instrument setup, delivery during procedures, assisting the surgeons, instrument cleaning, processing and maintenance. Effectively interact with patient, significant others, and other heath team members. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psycho/social, education, safety and related criteria for the newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric population.
High School Graduate &/or graduate of accredited Surgical Technologist Program.
Eligible, but not mandatory, to sit for the Surgical Technologist Certification Exam or grandfathered for LPN"s and OR Techs who received on the job training.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION - Current certification in the State of Louisiana, if applicable.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE - Previous experience preferred, but not required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE - Basic knowledge of suture materials and techniques.
Basic knowledge of biology and chemistry.
Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Thorough knowledge of surgical procedures, maintenance and care of equipment.
Working knowledge of electrical, laparoscopic, and powered surgical equipment.