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Job Details

OR Surgical Tech Advanced-PT Zale

Job Number: 528314
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

High school diploma, Surgical Technologist Certification, and current BCLS. Preferred: two to three (2-3) years' experience with knowledge of eight (8) to ten (10) surgical specialties and able to operate basic/standard OR equipment. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Job Duties

Assists Registered Nurse Circulator by organizing, prioritizing tasks, and preparing operating room for each surgical procedure and arrival of patient in efficient and timely manner. Maintains on- going communication with Registered Nurse Circulator regarding surgical procedure and patient status.
Provides perioperative patient care through selection, inspection, and opening of surgical supplies and equipment in timely manner according to age specific concerns for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults and physician's preference list.
Applies standards of aseptic and sterile technique and corrects break in technique during surgical procedure. Creates and main- tains sterile field with essential surgical supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure in timely, functional, and organized manner.
Promotes patient safety by checking all equipment for proper work- ing order prior to surgical procedure.
Performs sponge, sharps, and formal and inventory instrument counts with Registered Nurse Circulator at proper count intervals accord- ing to hospital policy and procedures.
Passes surgical instruments and anticipates surgeon's needs during. surgical procedure.
Performs surgical hand scrubs and gowns and gloves self and others.
Cleans and prepares surgical instruments for terminal sterilization. Assists with operating room turnover.
Leads, directs, and coordinates perioperative patient care assignments of unlicensed members of healthcare team by serving as technical subject matter person, resource person, and/or preceptor to perioperative staff rotating through specialty service. Completes written clinical performance evaluation form in timely manner.
Organizes and prioritizes perioperative tasks based on identified need. Demonstrates competency to operate surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment. Demonstrates proficiency and independence.
Solves minor issues of counts and errors, patient care, relation- ships, equipment, supplies, and environment prior to management intervention. Provides and supports efforts to develop and main- tain team environment.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

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