The Surgical Technician functions as a primary operating room scrub person responsible for handling instruments, supplies and equipment during all surgical procedures such as: open heart, thoracic, major vascular, neurosurgery, microsurgery and total joint replacement surgery. This position is located at the William. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI. Duties include, but may not be limited to the following: Functions as a primary scrub person responsible for handling instruments, supplies, and equipment during all surgical procedures such as: open heart, thoracic, major vascular, neurosurgery, and total joint replacement surgery. Sets up sterile field with al required items for each procedure such as air-powered equipment, fiber optic equipment, laparoscopic equipment, microscopes, laser, arthroscopy equipment, urologic equipment, recording devices, and other operating room supplies and equipment. Plans and discusses each procedure with surgical professionals and assures that all supplies and equipment are available prior to the surgical procedure Prepares, organizes, and maintain highly complex sterile surgical set-ups Observes and responds promptly to each stage of the surgical procedure and anticipates the needs of the surgeon by maintaining a high level of concentration for extended periods of time Utilizes universal precautions and follows all infection control policies and procedures when handling specimens, supplies, and equipment Assists the team members with care of the patient, i.e., positioning, prepping, and obtaining supplies, and transportation to and from the OR Handles all specimens appropriately, including labeling, keeping organized on table and transporting to lab In conjunction with the circulating Registered Nurse (RN), performs sponge and instrument counts to verify accuracy. Responsible for the accountability for all surgical instruments and equipment during the surgical procedures. Sharps and sponges are handled per policy. Assists the surgeon by performing such procedures as preparing skin grafts, suctioning, holding retractors, applying skin staples, and cutting sutures. Prepares prosthesis and surgical devices during procedures. Assists in training residents, medical students, nursing students, operating room technology, students, and new Operating Room (OR), staff in the operation of equipment, sterile technique, handling of instruments, and OR procedures to include the scrub role in surgical procedures. Collaborates with RN sub specialists to provide in-services or initiates in-services on own. Maintains OR area Assess equipment needs and maintains adequate stock of supplies and materials Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Day Shift, call hours, occasionally holidays, weekends, pm, and nights for call. Possibility of compressed tours. Compressed/Flexible: Availablr Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Surgical Technician/PD07182A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.