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Surgical Technician

Company: Gila Regional Medical Center
Location: Silver City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

General Description

The Operating Room Technician works collaboratively with the OR team members to provide safe appropriate patient care within the limits of their scope of practice.

  • Performs scrub duties for assigned surgical procedures. Displays comprehensive knowledge of surgical procedures, patient care equipment and instrumentation.
  • Assures that all equipment and supplies are ready and available for the scheduled surgical procedure.
  • Utilizes proper aseptic technique, monitors for possible contamination, makes corrections as needed and follows direction from the RN regarding correcting breaks in sterile technique. Displays a strong surgical conscience.
  • Handles all supplies, equipment and instruments appropriately at the conclusion of the operative procedure.
  • Correctly completes cleaning and/or sterile processing of instruments/equipment.
  • Assists, as directed by the registered nurse with patient preparation and discharge.
  • Utilizes safe patient care and work practice to minimize the potential injury to patients, fellow caregivers, and self. Utilizes PPE in daily practice including eye protection, gloves, cover gowns etc.
  • Ensures that needed supplies and equipment are ready and available. Utilizes supplies appropriately. Minimizes waste.
  • Completes end of day activities of putting away equipment/unused supplies and restocks room supplies, ensuring room readiness for following day or emergency procedures. Pulls cases as time allows.
  • Maximizes effectiveness by planning and organizing daily work activities and consistently focuses on room and patient readiness to ensure a 0700 or 0730 first case start and minimum turnover times.
  • Performs routine housekeeping functions in all areas of the department to facilitate room turnover and to ensure a safe, clean surgical environment.
  • Assists throughout the department when needed to facilitate completion of surgical schedule.
  • Practices safe work routine and reports safety and environmental hazards to appropriate person. Utilizes proper channels of communication.
  • Adheres to hospital infection control policies and OSHA and regulatory guidelines.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to respond to hospital and departmental policy to fire drills, codes, etc.
  • Attends 75% of departmental meetings and participates in department quality assurance problem identification and resolution. Helps with development of standards and policies. Acts as a mentor for students and new caregivers.
  • Reports on and off duty as scheduled. Takes call as assigned.


  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED
  • Current BLS-CPR (AHA) certification
  • OR Tech I: Person in training with no previous experience
  • OR Tech II: Minimum of completion of a formal Surgical Technology program, or one year experience and/or certification as an OR Technician.
  • One or more years of Surgical Tech experience preferred

NOTE: Job description available upon request.

All required documents must be presented at time of hire.

EXTERNAL APPLICANT: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

GRMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Gila Regional Medical Center, Las Cruces , Surgical Technician, Other , Silver City, New Mexico

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