Surgical Technologist_OR_Trauma – Renown Health – Reno, NV

This position serves a patient population of Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric, Trauma, and Cardiac patients.

This position provides technical skills as a member of the surgical team, communicating with supervisors, other surgery staff, surgeons, and anesthesiologists.

The demands on this position are very dynamic because of rapid changes in medical procedures, high-risk procedures including Trauma and Open Heart Surgery’s, technical knowledge, instrumentation, equipment, policies, procedure, and because of surgeon’s preferences in equipment, instruments, needles, and sutures.

This position has the freedom to decide the type of equipment and supplies required for the surgical care of the patient relative to the surgeon’s preference cards and knowledge of the procedure, and to identify any breakdown in aseptic technique and take appropriate action.

This position ensures equipment is working properly before surgical procedure, cares for equipment after procedure, and is responsible for reporting equipment that is not working properly or is broken.

It is common to encounter potential hazards in the healthcare environment. Some of these hazards could include, but are not limited to: radiation, toxic chemicals, biological hazards, heat, noise, dust and stress. Renown Health has a Safety Management Program in place that addresses the issues.

This position must be able to scrub all procedures in the Trauma O.R. This includes second scrub for Open Heart Services. This position is required to be able to take Trauma call and, when specifically trained, Heart call.

Other related duties, flexible hours, and overtime may be required.

This position does provide patient care.

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