Surgical Technologist - Operating Room, Duke Regional Hospital (PRN)
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: November 15, 2023
Surgical Technologist - Duke Regional Hospital -Shift
InformationPRN; Day, evening and night shifts as needed with
schedule flexibility to meet the demands of the unit needs.
-Hospital OverviewDuke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch
and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an
essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health
System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville
and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at
caring for our community and have a strong reputation among
patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work
together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable
healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team
members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of
family culture and professional development for employees who have
served for decades in our hospital units. Duke Regional has 388
inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical,
surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics,
weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular
services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute,
Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center
Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health
Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital
admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed
2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke
Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the
Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign
consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a
Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital. -Duke
- Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet
- Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year
as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
- Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of
Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for
being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
- Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
- Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
- Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility) - -General
Description of this RoleSurgical Technologists (ST) are allied
health professionals who assist in the preparation and care of
surgical patients ranging from infancy to geriatrics under the
general direction of a professional nurse. The ST possesses
expertise in the theory and application of sterile aseptic
technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical
procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate
a surgeon's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic
procedures. The ST who has a dual function in the operating room
and the ambulatory setting demonstrates competency in the care of
surgical patients preoperatively and postoperatively in the
ambulatory surgical clinic setting. -Duties and Responsibilities of
this RoleLevel I - New graduate with up to 18 months of full-time
- Perform all responsibilities in a manner that demonstrates
Service Excellence towards patients, physicians, peers and other
- Assume responsibility for upholding the policies and procedures
of the department and organization.
- Demonstrates eagerness to learn, takes direction, adapts to
changes within unit, demonstrates consistent progress toward Level
- Establishes and maintains sterile field and assures team
maintains sterile environment.
- Demonstrate and practice a good understanding of sterile
- Has a basic knowledge of instrumentations.
- Prepare Operating Room with appropriate instrumentation,
equipment and supplies.
- Demonstrates correct and safe instrumentation passing and
performs sponge, needle and instrument counts in a safe and
- Maintain technical skills to serve a patient population
comprised of infancy to geriatric clients.
- Take calls and rotate shifts as required under the direction of
a registered nurse.
- For Surgical Technologists with a dual role in an ambulatory
environment, additional responsibilities may include: prepare
patients for examinations and procedures in the surgical clinic
setting; assist the physician during patient examination and
procedures in the clinic; collect and label laboratory specimens
for processing; reinforce postoperative instructions under
direction of physician or RN; assist with incoming and outgoing
patient calls under supervision of physician or RN; remove
sutures/staples, change sterile and non-sterile dressings,
following DUHS policies and procedures, under direction of RN or
physician; perform other clinical functions as delegated and
supervised by the RN or physician; schedule and post-surgical
cases; coordinate complex scheduling of cases which require
additional surgical support; update and file patient medical
- Must advance to level II within 18 months. Perform other duties
and responsibilities as required. Level II - Perform all the duties
and responsibilities of Level I, plus the following:
- Assist with the teaching of newly hired technologists and
- Serve as a role model to new employees and other staff
- Establish and maintain sterile field and assure team maintains
sterile environment independently.
- Anticipate the needs of the surgical team.
- Apply basic knowledge of instrumentations to several
- Demonstrate appropriate and correct case preparation.
- Competent at unit level.
- Corrects deficiencies at the case level.
- Communicate effectively with patients, staff members and
- Adherence to standards including but not limited to unit and
hospital policies and procedures, regulatory standards, and patient
- Assume responsibility for self and ensures that the policies,
procedures and safety practices of the Operating Room and Hospital
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
-Required Qualifications for this Role -Education
- Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program or the
successful completion of the National Center for Competency Testing
(NCCT) certification exam.Experience
- Level I- Entry-level position for new graduates of Surgical
Technology program or Surgical Technologists with 0 to 18 months
- Level II- Requires 6 to 12 months of full-time equivalent
Surgical Technology or relevant military experience.Degrees,
Licensure, and/or Certification
- Level I- N/A Level II- N/AKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to adapt to changes within unit.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure in a
stressful environment, and often without relief.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy relating to the
surgical procedure and the instrumentation required in order to
effectively anticipate the needs of the surgeon.
- Ability to set priorities and respond appropriately to actual
and/or potential life threatening situations. - -Duke is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's
age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity,
genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, or veteran status. -Duke aspires to create a community
built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our
collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an
exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives,
backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange,
it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and
welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected,
and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a
responsibility to uphold these values. -Essential Physical Job
FunctionsCertain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health
System may include essential job functions that require specific
physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and
provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be
provided by each hiring department. - - -
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