Company: Renown Health
Posted on: September 13, 2019
The Trauma Technologist must be able to perform multiple procedures
simultaneously or in secession. In addition the technologist is
responsible for supplying the operating room with the proper
equipment and instrumentation that's needed for specific surgery.
During the procedure the primary responsibilities of the
technologist is to maintain the sterility of the surgical field, to
anticipate the needs of the surgeons, passing instruments in a
timely fashion. Under direct supervision the technologist may be
asked to perform the following duties such as, but no limited to:
sponge or suction, hold retractors or instrument placed by the
surgeons, applies electocautery to clamps on bleeders, irrigation
to the operative sight, cuts suture material, connects drains to
the suction apparatus, applies dressings to the wound. Once the
procedure is completed it is the responsibility of the technologist
to care for the instrumentation, equipment and prepare for the
This position will provide any assistance needed to expedite the
room turnover thereby, providing optimum customer service to the
surgeon, patient, anesthesiologist, and co-workers.
Nature and Scope:
This position serves a patient population of Neonatal, Pediatric,
Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric, Trauma, and Cardiac patients.
This position provides technical skills as a member of the surgical
team, communicating with supervisors, other surgery staff,
surgeons, and anesthesiologists.
The demands on this position are very dynamic because of rapid
changes in medical procedures, high-risk procedures including
Trauma and Open Heart Surgery's, technical knowledge,
instrumentation, equipment, policies, procedure, and because of
surgeon's preferences in equipment, instruments, needles, and
This position has the freedom to decide the type of equipment and
supplies required for the surgical care of the patient relative to
the surgeon's preference cards and knowledge of the procedure, and
to identify any breakdown in aseptic technique and take appropriate
This position ensures equipment is working properly before surgical
procedure, cares for equipment after procedure, and is responsible
for reporting equipment that is not working properly or is
It is common to encounter potential hazards in the healthcare
environment. Some of these hazards could include, but are not
limited to: radiation, toxic chemicals, biological hazards, heat,
noise, dust and stress. Renown Health has a Safety Management
Program in place that addresses the issues.
This position must be able to scrub all procedures in the Trauma
O.R. This includes second scrub for Open Heart Services. This
position is required to be able to take Trauma call and, when
specifically trained, Heart call.
Other related duties, flexible hours, and overtime may be
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be
construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills
and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and
level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language,
including reading, writing and speaking English. Must complete a
formal technologist school program or a formal hospital based
Three years as an O.R. Technologist required. Those completing
hospital training program within Renown or formal technologist
school program with less than three years experience may be granted
special considerations based on demonstrated competencies including
preceptor, peer and leadership evaluations.
Current BLS certification by the American Heart Association
Certification of surgical technologist preferred.
Surgical First Assistant: Surgical Technologist may perform in the
capacity of a first assist if he or she is a graduate of an
surgical assistant first assistant program that included didactic
and supervised clinical practice, is based on The National Board of
Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting requirements in 200201,
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers
skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for
job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies,
complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Keywords: Renown Health, Reno , Surgical Technologist_OR_Trauma, Healthcare , Reno, Nevada
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