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Surgical Tech - Labor & Delivery

Cobb Hospital • Austell, Georgia • Day Shift • Full Time • JR-17239

Facility: Cobb Hospital

Cobb Hospital's Labor & Delivery Unit has an exciting opportunity for a Surgical Technician

This position is Full -Time/ Day Shift (7 am - 7 pm)

Job Summary:

The Surgical Technologist Labor/Delivery functions under the direction of the registered professional nurse. Assists the health care team in providing safe, age appropriate and culturally aware patient care. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparation of the operative suite and surgical field to ensure a safe patient care environment including gathering required instruments and supplies and serving as surgical assistant. Other duties as assigned including, but not limited to stocking LDR's and OR's, assisting providers and nurses in vaginal deliveries, obtain weights, measurements, and infant footprints. Also, ensure that the unit is compliant with Joint Commission standards at all times.

Core Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

Exemplary Practices and Outcomes
- Provides relationship-based patient centered care that is consistent with population specific characteristics (e.g. age, gender, disease, etc.) in a manner that adapts service delivery to reflect an understanding of cultural diversity under supervision of the registered nurse
- Always partners with the patient and significant others (as appropriate) using such appropriate method for setting and purpose (e.g. bedside shift report; interdisciplinary rounds; just in time and planned patient teaching; keeping the patient and significant others updated and making the patients goals the focus of the plan of care.
- Practices using current clinical practice standards under the supervision of the registered nurse
- Upholds all health care system/organizational policies and procedures and clinical competencies put forth by this job description including legal, regulatory, and accreditation requirements and standards ensuring by way of example, such as goals as TJC Patient Safety Goals and WellStar Health Systems safety absolutes
- Participates in data collection, poses relevant clinical questions to advanced evidence based practice. Consults appropriate experts and uses appropriate resources and evidence to address practice questions.
- Provides patient care under the supervision of the registered nurse
- Supports evidence-based practice and ethical accountability
- Supports initiatives of the health care team
- Participates in performance improvement initiatives
- Maintains confidentiality in provision of patient care Teamwork and Collaboration
- Provides the delivery and documentation of safe quality patient care that promotes the care delivery model. This includes, but is not limited to diverse and inclusive interdisciplinary communication methods (interdisciplinary rounds, case review, etc.); completion of timely documentation and promotion of a respectful, inclusive clinical environment
- Demonstrates teamwork and collaboration by practicing in a manner that is fiscally responsible and promotes the recruitment and retention of all healthcare team members
- Participates and supports performance improvement inclusive of all stakeholders, research and research utilization to promote safe, quality patient care including initiating and/or leading such activities as well as, promoting an inter/intra-disciplinary process and actively supports/participates in shared governance at all levels in the system.
- Provides safe environment for provision of patient care Professional Development and Initiative
- Completes all initial and ongoing professional competency assessment, required mandatory education, population specific education
- Serves as a preceptor and/or mentor for other surgical technologists/LDR technologists to ensure that there is a current and future qualified workforce; creating a healthy work environment
- Provides positive learning environment for students Resources and Support
- Proactively plans for the care of patients across the care continuum with the assistance of the Registered Nurse
- Supports efficient and effective use of human and material resources.
- Prepares operative suite and surgical field as required
- Maintains sterility of operative field
- Prepares vaginal delivery tables as required

Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s):
All certifications are required upon hire unless otherwise stated.

  • Basic Life Support or BLS - Instructor
  • National certification in surgical technology is preferred.
  • However, 10 years or more experience in a comparable setting is acceptable

Required Minimum Experience:

  • Less than 1 year acute care surgical technology experience and direct patient care experience is preferred

Required Minimum Skills:

  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate with other health care providers in the provision of patient care
  • Ability to delegate to other team members as required
  • Ability to multi-task essential
  • Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations essential
  • Strong detail orientation required
  • Knowledge of surgical procedures required
  • Computer skills may be required.

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