• Surgical Technologist

    Job Locations US-MI-Ann Arbor
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/26/2019 4:28 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1375
    Category
    Healthcare
    Overseas Travel Required
    No
    Security Level
    Background Investigation
  • Overview

    Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is currently recruiting multiple Surgical Technologists to support operations at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System located at 2215 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Multiple shift schedules are available. Full-time and PRN (Per Diem) candidates will be considered.

     

    Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Federal customers with solutions in many arenas. Our customers face wide-ranging challenges in the fields of national security, health care, and information technology. To address these challenges, we employ intelligent and committed staff who take care of our customers’ success as if it is their own.

    Responsibilities

    Direct Patient Care: 90% of the time involved in direct patient care. Personnel shall perform the following and remain within their scope of practice/privilege at all times:

    • Functions within the policies and procedures of the VA facility where assigned.
    • Functions as a primary scrub person responsible for handling instruments, supplies, and equipment during all surgical procedures such as: open heart, thoracic, major vascular, neurosurgery, microsurgery, and total joint replacement surgery.
    • Sets up sterile field with all required items for each procedure such as air-powered equipment, fiber optic equipment, laparoscopic equipment, microscopes, lasers, arthroscopy equipment, urologic equipment, and other operating room supplies and equipment.
    • Plans and discusses each procedure with surgical professionals and assures that all supplies and equipment are available prior to the surgical procedure.
    • Prepares, organizes, and maintains highly complex sterile surgical set-ups.
    • Observes and responds promptly to each stage of the surgical procedure and anticipates the needs of the surgeon by maintaining a high level of concentration for extended periods of time.
    • Utilizes universal precautions and follows all infection control policies and procedures when handling specimens, supplies, and equipment.
    • Assists the team members with care of the patient, i.e., positioning, prepping, and obtaining supplies.
    • Handles all specimens appropriately.
    • In conjunction with the circulating Registered Nurse (RN), performs sponge and instrument counts to verify accuracy. Responsible for the accountability for all surgical instruments and equipment during the surgical procedure.
    • Assists the surgeon by performing such procedures as preparing skin grafts, suctioning, holding retractors, applying skin staples, and cutting sutures Prepares prosthesis and surgical devices during procedures.
    • Assists residents, medical students, nursing students, operating room technology students, and new Operating Room (OR) staff in the operation of equipment, sterile technique, handling of instruments, and OR procedures to include the scrub role in surgical procedures.
    • Provides support to on-call staff during emergency surgeries by obtaining supplies and instruments from Sterile Processing Service (SPS) during off-shifts.
    • Maintains equipment and work areas.
    • Performs non-technical maintenance of equipment to prevent malfunctions.
    • Maintains OR area.
    • Assesses equipment needs and maintains adequate stock of supplies and materials.
    • Recognizes potentially hazardous situations (e.g., frayed cords, water on floor) and takes corrective action.
    • Provides guidance and support to Nursing Assistants and other Surgical Technicians.
    • Provides guidance and support to students, registry surgical technologists, and RN trainees.
    • Assists surgical team members in quality improvement activities.
    • Updates personal knowledge regarding current trends in surgical technology through continuing education courses.

    Administration: 10% of time not involved in direct patient care.

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of two (2) years of experience as a Surgical Technician or Surgical Technologist
    • Completion of a surgical technician/technology program and/or certification is preferred, e.g. NBSTSA
    • American Heart Association BLS certification

    EEO Statement

    Ansible Government Solutions, LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. Ansible will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on a person’s race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, medical/physical status or disability, or military status.

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