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Surgery Ortho Technician- Surgery – Mercy St. Vincent – Full Time Days

Mercy Health

This is a Full-time position in Toledo, OH posted June 7, 2021.

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthShift/ScheduleFull Time, 36 hoursDay shiftWeekday, weekend, and holiday call coverage per departmental policy.Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionUnder close supervision of a Registered Nurse, and according to established policies and procedures, performs various service duties and routine technical tasks in the surgery department, such as basic knowledge of sterile techniques, surgical instruments, and surgical equipment.

Maintains surgical areas and hallways in a clean and orderly condition.

Laser and ultrasoundexperience preferred.Essential Job FunctionsEssential Functions* Performs various duties necessary to prepare patients for surgery, such as, but not limited to: Understanding sterile field concept, positions patients (understanding of body mechanics), catheterizes patients, assists in moving heavy patients and/or equipment, performs pre-op shaving of patients and skin scrubs, holds limbs under sterile conditions while being prepped prior to surgery.* Assists in sterilizing equipment and maintains cleanliness of autoclaves and blanket warmers.* Maintains adequate supplies in surgery suites.* Assists with the transportation of patients on stretchers or beds and be alert to the patient’s condition.* Performs various errands such as transporting and checking specimens, blood, x-rays, patient’s valuables, etc.* Assists in cleaning surgery tables and surgery suites.* May relieve and assist in patient holding area, must be able to check blood pressures and vital signs, and provide proper identification.* Adheres to the standards and policies of the Corporate Responsibility Program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reporting to designated Manager (or employee hotline) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or practices.* Adheres to all standards and policies regarding safety/patient safety initiatives.* Embraces the ABC’s of Mercy Culture in order to provide and promote excellent customer service for both internal and external customers.

Holds self and others accountable for behaviors that promote service excellence.* Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Mission and Core Values.* Is responsible for all other duties as assigned.* This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job.

Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Patient Population* Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.* Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.Age of the population served:* Neonates (0-4 weeks)* Infant (1-12 months)* Pediatrics (1-12 years)* Adolescents (13-17 years)* Adults (18-64 years).* Geriatrics (65 years and older)Employment QualificationsEducation QualificationsRequired Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GEDPreferred Education: Vocational/ Technical DegreeSpecialty/Major: Orthopedic TechnologyLicensing/ CertificationLicensure/Certification Preferred: Orthopedic Technologist (OTC) or Orthopedic Technologist Surgery Certified (OT-SC)Minimum QualificationsOther Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Must be able to read, write, and perform simple arithmetic calculations for proper patient identification and to take and record vital signs.

Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with patients, physicians, and hospital personnel.Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: One year of previous hospital surgical experience.Working ConditionsThis section addresses the physical environment in which the employee will perform the work.* Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.* May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.* May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.* May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.** May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.** May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.* May have periods of constant interruptions.* Prolonged periods of working alone.* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical Requirements FrequencyPhysical Demands* Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.)
– 34-66%* Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.)
– 1-33%* Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.)
– 34-66%* Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.)
– 1-33%* Stoop, Kneel
– 1-33%* Crawling
– 1-33%* Climbing
– 1-33%* Balance
– 34-66%* Bending
– 1-33%Work Position* Sitting
– 1-33%* Walking
– 1-33%* Standing
– 1-33%Additional Physical Requirements/ HazardsPhysical Requirements* Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)* Perform shift work* Maneuver weight of patients* Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder* Reach above shoulder* Repetitive arm/hand movements* Finger Dexterity* Color Vision* Acuity
– far* Acuity
– nearHazards (potential hazard for this job)* Depth perception* Use of Latex Gloves* Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents* Exposure to dust/fumes* Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy* Gaseous risk exposureMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We’ll also reward your hard work with:* Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans* Prescription drug coverage* Flexible spending accounts* Life insurance w/AD&D* An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.* Paid time off* Educational Assistance* And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:36Work Shift:Days (United States of America)Department:Inpatient Surgery
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– Surgery ORAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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– Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours
– Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email

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