The Specialty Technician III is under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Specialty Technician III is assigned to perform technical duties, assist with procedures and has the responsibility to ensure smooth team work through application of knowledge and effective communication with the Registered Nurse, the patient, the Endoscopist, the Anesthesiologist, Ancillary personnel, and other health care team members. This role, provides care consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, Plan for Provision of Nursing Care, Plan for Provision of Care of Patients, CSMC Code of Conduct, Performance Improvement Plan, Patient Education Plan, and Professional Organization Standards. The Specialty Technician maintains competency skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Identifies the ability of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent. Identifies safety concerns in the age related population; institutes additional protective measures to provide a safe environment, and identifies normal growth and developmental milestones in neonates, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates in-services in collaboration with educators and team leaders.
Performs the preceptor role for students and new hires. Demonstrates leadership abilities and serves as a mentor and role model for Specialty Technician I and Specialty Technician II. Coordinates orientation process for new SpecialtyTechs. Provides feedback to orientee, team leader, and educators. Percepts and mentors new Specialty Techs.
Helps to improve efficiency and cost in surgical units and participates in developing budgetary requirements. Participates in decision making activities related to evaluating and acquiring surgical equipment, instruments, and supplies.
Participates in department committees and unit in-services promoting patient care and safety. Participates in unit staff meetings providing constructive input to assist in unit direction, problem solving and problem resolution. Promotes performance improvement through participation in the Medical Center's Performance Improvement Program.
Provides technical support for general and specialty patient population. Aware of patient needs while assisting the RN in implementing the plan of care for each patient. Assists the RN in prioritizing job duties, physician requests, and interdepartmental procedures as directed by RN.
Performs the preceptor role for students and new hires. Assists co-workers in orientation of department processes. Assists orientees, floats and students. Provides feedback in a timely manner to orientee and team leaders.
Operates equipment used within assigned area including the caring, handling, trouble shooting and safety precautions. Recognizes malfunctions and initiates repairs appropriately. Assembles processes and maintains instruments relevant to assigned area. Monitors and updates inventory within area as assigned. Assists coworkers with their learning related to equipment.
Improves the accuracy of patient identification: uses two identifiers when transporting patient between units/departments.
Reduces the risk of patient harm resulting from falls. Observes patients for risk of falling and takes action to prevent patient falls.
Controls and maintains perioperative environments (i.e., asepsis, electrical safety, waste management and traffic patterns). Establishes and maintains a sterile field when appropriate. Maintains a safe, clean and organized environment. Reduces the risk of health care acquired infection by complying with current CDC hand washing guidelines and CSMC isolation policy.
Assumes responsibility for patient advocacy and patient rights. Meets customer's expectations for his/her patient assignment
High School Diploma/GED Vocational/Technical Diploma - Graduate of an Accredited School of Surgical Technicians
Basic Life Support - Require BCLS unless a higher level of certification is required - Upon Hire Certified Surgical Technologist preferred
3 years - Received equivalent on the job training with assisting in Pancreatic general endoscopic therapeutic procedures
Physical and Other Demands A thorough completion of this section is needed for compliance with legal standards such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.