Job Details

Surgical Tech I-PRN

Job Number: 529768
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: PRN
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

Requirements: High school diploma, Graduate of a formal surgical technologist program, OR upper level nursing student. Current BCLS Preferred: 1-3 years experience,Certified or certification_eligible 

Job Duties

Performs proper Operating Room decontamination after each surgical procedures and as deemed necessary by surgical team.  Collects and discards hospital waste using appropriate color-coded bag system. Performs duties using Standards Precautions and OSHA guidelines.    
Orders, stocks, and monitors usage of routine Operating Room Attendant supplies, blankets, surgical solutions, hair covers, shoe covers, masks, scrub brushes, and plastic linets at designated areas throughout surgical environment.    
Transports and retrieves patients, patient floor and ICU beds, instruments, supplies, equipment, and labs to and from surgery and various other destinations throughout hospital and campus in timely and efficient manner.    
Dons sterile gloves and any necessary personal protective equip- ment to assist Operating Room staff with transferring, prepping, and/or positioning surgical patient.  Operates standard Operating Room equipment safely and efficiently.    
Responds to all reasonable requests, overhead pages, and beeps appropriately and timely.  Completes all on-call duties in timely and efficient manner and acts as first-line resource person to surgical team while on-call.    
Organizes and prioritizes Operating Room Attendant tasks based on surgical schedule and identified need.  Performs all Operating Room Attendant duties in manner that is cost effective without compro- mising quality patient care.  Participates in unit based perform- ance improvement activities.   
Distributes Operating Room schedule throughout hospital and campus in efficient and timely manner.      
Monitors and maintains Operating Room stretchers, beds, scrub sinks, and hallways for cleanliness and safety.  Prepares, main- tains, and disassembles Operating Room Attendant utility carts on daily basis.    
Serves as technical subject matter expert, resource person, and/or preceptor to Operating Room staff and new Operating Room Attend- ants.  Completes written clinical performance evaluations form in timely manner.    
Performs other related duties assigned or requested.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

New grads are welcome.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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