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Surgical Tech Student Extern
  • Department: Operating Room - CFH
  • Entity: Champaign-Urbana Service Area
  • Job Category: Allied Health
  • Employment Type: PRN - As Needed
  • Job ID: 29689
  • Experience Required: None
  • Education Required: Not Indicated
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Location: Urbana, IL
  • Usual Schedule: As Needed
  • On Call Requirements: Department Rotation
  • Work Location: Carle Foundation Hospital
  • Weekend Requirements: Department Specific
  • Holiday Requirements: Department Specific

Position Summary:
The Surgical Technician Student Extern functions as an integral part of the perioperative team as the first, or second Surgical Technician under the direct supervision of a Surgical Tech Preceptor and as well as the supervision of the Registered Nurse in delivering safe and effective care to the patient during the intraoperative period. This would allow the Surgical Tech Student to be better prepared to transition to their Surgical Tech role upon completion of their Surgical Tech Program enhancing the recruitment and retention of Surgical Tech Students.

H.S. Diploma/GED in Enrolled in a Surgical Technology Program and has begun the clinical process.

Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days.

Must be enrolled in a Surgical Technology Program and has begun the clinical process.

Under the direct supervision of a Surgical Tech Preceptor scrub basic surgical procedures. Demonstrates ability to problem solve in relation to the procedure being performed. Applied basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, and pharmacology for optimal surgical patient care. Applies basic knowledge of electricity, chemistry, computers, robotics, and lasers for optimal surgical patient care. Demonstrates knowledge and practice of patient care concepts and perioperative teamwork. Applies principles of sterile technique during surgical procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Applies the principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner to maintain a sterile environment. Demonstrates competency in select technical and psychomotor skills, judgment and appropriate knowledge base. Provides age specific care to obstetrical patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the department.
  • Assists in organization and coordination of supplies and equipment to maintain an efficient and cost effective department.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients, co-workers and self. Demonstrates awareness of and adherence to safety and legal requirements established at the hospital and unit level and established policies and procedures.
  • Charges for equipment and supplies.
  • Participates in room turnover and set-up.
  • Maintains and cleans equipment and identifies items needing repair per policy.
  • Effectively performs sterilization, disinfection and document loads per policy.
  • Applies principles of asepsis to maintain sterility during surgical set up and procedure.
  • Maintains and cleans equipment and identifies items needing repair per policy.
  • Assist with obtaining supplies, equipment, and positioning devices as well as assisting with the positioning of the patient for procedures.
  • Performs sterilization of surgical instrumentation and documents per policy.
  • Scrubbing duties to include classes for Medical Students, Residents, and other students.
  • Turns OR rooms over and sets up for next patient in an efficient manner.

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Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.