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Surgical Tech Lead

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Job Description:

Acts as a resource and provides work direction to Surgical Technologists. Performs a variety of preparatory, scrubbing and related services necessary to provide patient service in the operating room. Assists with surgical cases in all specialty areas or may specialize in a surgical specialty where applicable. Serves as a First Assistant for basic cases as necessary.

Acts as a resource to employees, which includes training/orienting, providing day-to-day work direction, scheduling, and giving input on performance. Assigns, monitors, and reviews progress and accuracy of work, directs efforts and provides guidance on more complex issues.

Assists with human resource responsibilities, which may include interviewing and selection of new employees, staff development, providing performance feedback, resolution of employee concerns, and employee morale. Assists in developing processes and interpreting department policies and procedures, and advises and updates staff on procedural changes.

Serves as a resource, role model and/or preceptor for students and staff. Participates in department and/or facility committees, or work teams.

Assists in reviewing and evaluating the quality of patient care provided. Assists in evaluating and recommending new products, equipment, new technology and techniques, and identifies cost savings opportunities. May coordinate meetings with medical supply representatives.

Provides for a clean, safe and efficient area conducive to optimal patient care. Utilizes aseptic surgical techniques in the preparation of materials, supplies and equipment for surgical procedures (e.g., assistance with gowning and gloving; preparation and draping of the surgical area; provision of a sterile field, instruments, suture and related materials; anticipation of the surgeons' needs; passing of instruments and/or supplies; holding of retractors, observing and reporting possible breaks in aseptic technique; and assisting in maintaining a sterile, dry, unobstructed field).

Performs all types of procedures and maintains advanced knowledge of a variety of procedures. Specializes in a surgical specialty area, where applicable, serving as a resource to others and assisting with complex surgical cases. Functions as a First or Second Assistant as necessary. This includes but is not limited to, holding retractors, cauterizing, application of surgical dressings and wound closure under the direct guidance of a Surgeon. Ensures the environmental disinfection, safety and efficiency of the operating room. This includes setting up the room for each case including moving equipment (i.e., tables, cameras, microscopes, fracture table, and instrument pans), operating the various types of equipment used during operating room procedures, and returning equipment post procedure.

Maintains a specialty cart or item, ensuring its completeness and availability. This includes checking the working condition of equipment, sterility, and sending damaged items out for repair. Identifies equipment performance issues and performs equipment quality assurance tests and calibration procedures, and reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate staff.

Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.

Scheduled Hours

Licenses & Certifications

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.


Completion of an accredited or approved program in Surgical Technology.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 5 years of experience in a Surgical Technologist position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Completion of a suturing class or equivalent military training.Proficient in all surgical specialties with expertise in a minimum of two.Advanced knowledge and skill of aseptic surgical techniques used in the preparation of materials, supplies and equipment for various surgical procedures and suturing.Demonstrated leadership skills such as delegation, team building, managing multiple priorities, problem solving, and decision making.Demonstrated ability to anticipate and recognize Physician's needs and changes that require unplanned or unanticipated interventions and respond appropriately.Excellent communication, interpersonal and patient service skills to work effectively with Physicians, patients and other staff members.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oshkosh , Surgical Tech Lead, Other , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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