The Surgical Core Technician is responsible for performing delegated activities to support the operating room team in the care of the surgical patient. Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Surgical Core Technician prepares and delivers medical/surgical supplies, instruments and equipment for surgical procedures. The Surgical Core Technician provides functional support to surgical team members within and out the department to meet the overall needs of the Perioperative department related to patient care. The Surgical Core Technician rotates supplies, inspects packaging integrity before issuing to user and removes any damaged or expired packages. The Surgical Core Technician plans and assesses priorities to maintain flow of surgical cases.
High School graduate or GED.
Prefer two years of experience in the handling and sterilization processing of surgical/medical/dental instrumentation within the past four years, or vocational certificate as Central Service Technician or Patient Care Assistant within the last two years. Alternatively, at least two years of experience as a Central Service Technician or Patient Care Assistant in an acute care setting within the last five years. Prefer knowledge of medical terminology. Adapts to unpredictable situations within the perioperative setting. Proven ability to communicate with a variety of people in a direct,empathetic, and articulate manner. Demonstrated patient-centered and customer focused communication skills. Frequent lifting/carrying of 25
pounds or more, with occasional work above shoulder level.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $17.81 per hour.
8 hour day and evening shifts, with variation in start times. Weekend on-call hours required, which includes holiday on-call coverage. Current schedules are Monday through Friday with possibility of scheduled weekend shifts anticipated in the future.
Orientation will be full time and take place primarily on day shifts.
Weekend on-call hours required, which includes holiday on-call coverage. Current schedules are Monday through Friday with possibility of scheduled weekend shifts anticipated in the future.
Schedule and weekend details are subject to change based on department needs.
Mankato is one of the largest cities in southern MN and has earned several livability awards. Mankato's economic growth leads Minnesota and is among the top in the nation. The city has a contiguous population area of 96,740 and 1.6 million people live within 60 miles of Mankato. Greater Mankato is centrally located in south central Minnesota, nestled in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to Minneapolis-St. Paul just one hour away.
Nursing, Surgical Services
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