The Surg Tech, Ortho Coordinator reviews daily surgery schedule for orthopedic procedures to assure equipment and supply requirements are met prior to surgery. Contributes to overall unit efficiency, safety, workflow and utilization in conjunction with the Manager Operating Rooms/Endoscopy and the Materials Management Specialist. Maintains an on-going in-service and education program on new orthopedic equipment and procedures.
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of Surgical Technology.
Experience: Prior operating room experience. Experience with orthopedic surgical procedures.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensed as a CST (Certified Surgical Technologist). BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or Military Training Network.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to maintain harmonious personal relationships with medical, professional and technical staff; to communicate verbally and respond to the needs of the patient and direction of the surgeons. Works independently; must be self-motivated. Ability to work in stressful situations; to maintain accurate records; write reports; to participate in orientation of new personnel and teaching of students; current technical knowledge or orthopedic practices, equipment and trends; to support St. Lukes Hospital goals and objectives.
READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Ability to see, hear, stand, sit, walk, bend and lift up to thirty-five (35) pounds.
Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements. Exposed to a variety of electro-mechanical hazards. Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases. Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases.