The Lead Surgical Technologist, under the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse and the direction of the Nurse Manager, accepts overall responsibility for a designated surgical area of specialty. The Lead Tech is responsible for assuring all equipment and instruments are operational. Ensures adequacy of equipment, supplies and instruments. Knowledgeable regarding service specific equipment and instruments which are out for repair or need replacement.
The Lead Surgical Technologist is responsible for training other staff in their surgical specialty. Provide leadership by demonstrating positive guest relations, effective communication skills, excellent work ethics, and superior leadership skills. The Lead Surgical Technologist functions under the direction of the Registered Nurse and Physician to facilitate the safe and effective completion of invasive surgical procedures. The surgical technologist possesses knowledge of aseptic technique, human anatomy, surgical procedures, and current technology used to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Direct and indirect patient care activities include the following type of functions: clinical, clerical, materials management, and housekeeping.
The Lead Surgical Technologist trains and precepts less experienced surgical tech staff in the preparation of the more complex and difficult cases. Serves as a preceptor for surgical technology students and RN interns in multiples specialties. Serves as a resource person for all specialties. The surgical technologist teaches and directs less experienced surgical staff in room preparation and turnover. The technologist participates in unit activities.
Required: High school graduate or GED - Graduate from an accredited education program for Surgical Technology - Has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the U.S. Armed Forces or in the U.S. Public Health Service. For surgical tech not meeting the education requirements above: Was employed to practice surgical tech in a health care facility before Sept 1, 2009 OR Is in the service of the federal government, to the extent the person performing duties related to that service.
Required: A minimum of four (4) years recent experience as a Surgical Technologist with demonstrated competency in multiple inpatient surgical specialties. Demonstrates high competency in designated specialty area. Ability to serve as resource to RN's and Surgical Techs in area of specialty.
Preferred: Experience in General, GYN, Orthopedic, Neuro, Urology, Robotics, CABG and CV
Required: Current BCLS certification issues by the American Heart Association. Surgical Technologist that graduate after Sept 1, 2009 must hold and maintain a current certification as a Surgical Technologist within 180 days from the date of graduation. The certification must be from:1. The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or its successor; 2. The National Center for Competency Testing or its successor; 3. Another surgical technology certification program approved by the department
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HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom