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Surgical Tech - Labor and Delivery

Company: CARLE
Location: Paxton
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Certified Surgical Technician provides clinical expertise in both the delivery room and the OR within Labor and Delivery. Duties may also include clerical support and activities related to personal care and hygiene needs of assigned age-specific population patient group under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. Facilitates communication with other departments, visitors, patients, medical staff and employees. Serves a as public relations liaison for the unit.

  • Meets all criteria for Level 1
  • Applies the principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner to maintain a sterile environment. Demonstrates competency in select technical and psychomotor skills, judgment and appropriate knowledge base. Provides age specific care to obstetrical patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the department.
  • Assists in organization and coordination of supplies and equipment to maintain an efficient and cost effective department.
  • Effectively facilitates communication for the unit with all departments. Answers the phone, informs nursing staff of needed tests, exams or significant problems with patients on the nursing unit. Serves as a liaison between nursing units.
  • Collects data on assigned patients as directed by the RN and the unit based performance standards.
  • Performs accurate documentation duties on the nursing unit and in patient records as directed by unit based performance standards and guidelines.
  • Transcribes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner. Schedules appointments, consults, diagnostic tests and examinations for patients on nursing unit. Initiates, compiles and maintains patient charts.
  • Performs or assists patients with the activities of daily living. Prepares patients for transportation and/or transport.
  • Maintains accurate log of admission, discharge and transfer of patient on computer in a timely manner.
  • Ensures patient charges are entered.
  • Attends precepting class and participates in orientation and training of other surgical team members.
  • Assists nurses in performing circulating skills and tasks.
  • Participates in unit education though educational presentations (power point, posters, lectures, etc.)
    • Provides scrub during operative cases in L&D
    • Supports staff and providers during deliveries in L&D
    • Ensures quality processes in the L&D OR
    • Engages in customer service for the L&D patient
    • Collaborates with unit staff to ensure availability of supplies and equipment

Keywords: CARLE, Champaign , Surgical Tech - Labor and Delivery, Healthcare , Paxton, Illinois

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