Mercy Medical Center Clinton Surgical Technologist - 2:30p-11p - 40 hrs/wk in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Department:

16105_37010 Surgery-SJ

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Position Purpose:

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 5 Hospitals, 6 Outpatient Health Centers, 6 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy…

o Competitive compensation

o Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability

o Retirement savings plan with employer contribution

o Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

o Free, on-campus parking

Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

Job Description Details:

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General Summary

Surgical Technologists are responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care in the field of Operating Room technology to Neonates, Child and Adolescents and Adults and Geriatrics.

Surgical Technologist Essential Functions And Responsibilities

  • Supports the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the division of nursing and Department of Surgical Services.

  • Scrubs for surgical cases according to established sterile procedures and changes into operative clothing, dons sterile gowns and gloves, and assists the surgical team with the same.

  • Prepares for scheduled operative procedure by arranging sterile set up of instrument table with drapes, instruments and sutures required for procedure according to surgeon preference, and maintains sterile field throughout the case.

  • Passes instruments, sponges, sutures, and other sterile supplies and equipment to surgeons and assists during procedures, holds retraction devices, anticipates and responds to surgeon needs during course of surgery.

  • Assists RN with circulating duties such as opening supplies, assisting with positioning, obtaining equipment and supplies, bagging sponges, and preparing the operative site.

  • Passes surgical specimens to the circulating nurse with proper verbal identification of source of specimen, as verified by the surgeon.

  • Counts sponges, needles, and instruments used during surgery; at the beginning of the case, before closing, final counts and when relieved at the end of the shift prior to end of case. Assists with dressing of operative site following closing.

  • Operates and cares for surgical equipment, instruments and supplies per department policy and or manufacturer recommendations.

  • Demonstrates current knowledge regarding development in surgical equipment and trends and techniques through appropriate in-service programs.

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to Work Program.

Surgical Technologist Required Education, Experience, and Certification/Licensure

  • Graduate of an Associate Degree Program for Surgical Technology or Certification Program for Surgical Technology.

  • Previous job training for surgical tech position will be acceptable with a Certification of Surgical Technology. The certification must have been maintained since receiving it.

  • Surgical Technology certification should be completed within 12 months of hire.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.