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Surgical Technologist-Labor & Delivery-Part Time

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Dallas, TX

Employer:  Parkland Health & Hospital System
Category:  Transportation
General Labor

Description

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that's served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It's our passion.

Primary Purpose

Serves as a lead in preparing operating rooms for surgery, providing technical services, assisting during

complex surgeries, and maintaining documentation to ensure activities meet operating room, and

Parkland requirements.

Experience
• None

Certification/Registration/Licensure
• Requirements for Practicing Surgical Technology in the State of Texas (per Texas H.B. 643-Chapter

259): Education/Certification:
• Has successfully completed an accredited educational program for surgical Technologist and holds and

maintains certification as a surgical technologist by:

-the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or its successor;

-the National Center for Competency Testing or its successor;

-another surgical technologist certification program approved by the department; OR

-Has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the Army, Navy, Air Force,

Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service.
• Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following:

-American Heart Association

-American Red Cross Rescuer

-Military Training Network.

Skills or Special Abilities
• Must be able to demonstrate a basic working knowledge of surgical equipment, instruments and

procedures.
• Must be able to set priorities and perform under stressful situations.
• Must be able to demonstrate knowledge in use of aseptic techniques.
• Must be able to recognize and correct immediately any breaks in aseptic technique.
• Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Must be able to work a change in shift, or flexible hours when the work requires such changes.
• Must be able to communicate effectively with hospital staff.
• Must be able to demonstrate patient-centered/patient-valued behaviors.

Responsibilities

1. Assists the surgical team during routine and complex operative procedures by functioning in a scrub

role, ensuring that the activities meet the needs of the team.

2. Sets up and prepares rooms with appropriate instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment and

cleans rooms or equipment as necessary to ensure the rooms are set up to meet the needs of the

surgical procedures. Utilizes advanced knowledge of sterile and surgical techniques by practicing

aseptic technique.

3. Serves as a resource in the area of clinical expertise to Surgical Technologist I's & II's in order to

answer any questions and assist with complex situations.

4. Communicate patient data in an accurate, objective manner to co-workers and management, in order

to ensure safe patient care.

5. Participates in multidisciplinary planning care by discussing specific cases with other team members.

Assists Specialty Nurse Coordinator with service specific needs.

6. Maintains a positive working relationship with patient's, medical and administrative hospital staff,

visiting physicians, visitors, interns and students to ensure personal comfort and safety of patients, and

that operating room activities meet the needs of users.

7. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes

recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the

overall goals of the department and Parkland.

8. Provides training and orientation to new employees and students as required.

9. Demonstrates (via surgical practice) knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and

guidelines that impact the Operating Room area. Develops effective internal controls that promote

adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies

and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure

proper understanding.

10. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of Surgical

Technology by attending in-service training, seminars/workshops, reading professional journals and

maintaining certification. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

Job Accountabilities

1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes

recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the

overall goals of the department and Parkland.

2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending

seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional

organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into

current work practices.

3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the

area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws,

accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and

guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status. As part of our commitment to our patients and employees' wellness, Parkland Health is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth
Job Segment: Labor and Delivery, OB/GYN, Obstetrics, Surgery, Surgical Tech, Healthcare
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