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This position is located at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. The Surgical Technician serves as a member of the surgical team, assisting the surgeon and other team members during surgical procedures and participating in planning and implementing complex procedures under the general supervision of the Surgeon and Registered Nurse (RN). thoracic, vascular, ENT, gynecological, plastic, urology, general, microsurgery, and total joint replacement surgery Functions as a scrub person, handling instruments, supplies, and equipment during all surgical procedures to include thoracic, vascular, ENT, gynecological, plastic, urology, general, microsurgery, and total joint replacement surgery Sets up sterile field with all required items for each procedure to include: air-powered equipment, fiber optic equipment, laparoscopic equipment, microscopes, laser, arthroscopy equipment, urologic equipment, recording devices, and other operations room supplies and equipment Plans and discusses each procedure with surgical professionals and assures that all supplies and equipment are available prior to surgical procedure Prepares, organizes and maintains complex sterile surgical set-ups Observes and responds promptly to each stage of the surgical procedures Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by maintaining a high level of concentration for extended periods of times Utilizes universal precautions Follows all infection control policies and procedures when handling specimens, supplies, and equipment Assists team member with patient care to include positioning, prepping, and obtaining supplies Handles surgical specimens appropriately Performs sponge and instrument counts Accounts for all surgical instruments and equipment during the surgical procedure Assists surgeon by preparing skin grafts, suctioning, holding retractor, applying skin staples, and cutting sutures Prepares prosthesis and surgical devices during procedures Assists in training residents, medical students, nursing students, and newly assigned Operating Room (OR) staff in the operation of equipment, sterile technique, handling of instruments, and OR procedures to include scrub role in surgical procedures Performs other related duties as assigned DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7am to 3:30pm, with on-call required Recruitment & Relocation 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.