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Surgical Tech II - Operating Room GU/GYN

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered.This is a Stanford Health Care job.A Brief OverviewThe Surgical Technologist (ST) provides hands-on care to patients in the operating room, practicing in an evidence-based manner within the regulatory requirements, standards of care, and hospital policies. The ST demonstrates behaviors in concert with Stanford Health Care's Mission, Values, Policies and Procedures. An ST is an allied health professional who assists in the preparation and care of surgical patients ranging from infancy to geriatrics under the general direction of a professional nurse. The ST possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile aseptic technique and combines knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a doctor's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. The ST also performs other duties and responsibilities as required.A Surgical Tech II may choose to promote to a Surgical Tech III or Surgical Tech IV when all requirements for the position are met.LocationsStanford Health CareWhat you will doThe essential functions listed under Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities are typical examples of work performed under this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.Employees must abide by all Joint Commission requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient's rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.Employee must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE standards of the hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient, family and colleague interactions.Education QualificationsCompletion of a formal, structured program for Surgical TechnologyExperience QualificationsTwo or more years of experienceRequired Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to provide comfort and support for perioperative patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient's care/privacyAbility to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues.Ability to apply sound judgement and make informed decisionsAbility to foster effective working relationships and build consensusAbilty to identify issues and recommend solutionsAbility to communicate effectively in a variety of formats in all areas of practiceAbility to assist and provide guidance to the team in meeting standard work requirements for all patient care in the operating room, including but not limited to, setting up a case, activities related to patient care during the case, and cleaning at completion of the caseKnowledge and theoretical understanding of normal/abnormal anatomy/physiologyKnowledge and understanding of complex surgical procedures to anticipate sequential needs/requests from surgeonsKnowledge of the principles of sterile technique during surgical procedures; actively monitors situations that could lead to a breach in sterile technique. Ability to communicate and immediately correct identified breaks in sterile techniqueKnowledge of computer systems and software used in functional areaKnowledge of and adherence to Stanford Healthcare policies and practices that meet all hospital policies, procedures, and regulatory requirementsKnowledge of general safety procedures and ability to correct and/or escalate as appropriateTakes accountability for own clinical and professional growth based on continuing education, evaluations and feedbackDemonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the professionParticipate in Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement, and AuditsAttends all in-services/reviews all in-service informationAttends and participates in staff and unit meetingsLicenses and CertificationsBLS - Basic Life Supportpreferred (required for ST III and ST IV): Certification by one of the below, hospital-approved certifiying entities:National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical AssistingNational Center for Competency TestingInternational Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (only applicable to Byers Perioperative Services)Physical Demands and Work ConditionsBlood Borne PathogensCategory II - Tasks that involve NO exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but employment may require performing unplanned Category I tasksThese principles apply to ALL employees:SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family ExperienceStanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective careShow Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better healthCoordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordinationEqual Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

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