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    The Surgical Technician will be working at the Hines VA Medical Center in Hines, IL. These positions are located in the Patient Care Services/Nursing.

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    Understands medical and surgical terminology.
    Prepares patients' surgical sites and provide education, explanation, and re-assurance to patient.
    Responsible in maintaining a sterile environment and corrections of breaks in techniques and knowledge of isolation techniques.
    Responsible with assisting in tasks such as suctioning, holding retractors, cutting sutures, and making minor adjustments or cleaning instrumentation of debris in addition to providing surgical instrumentation.
    Responsible for participating in initial and final sponge, needle, and instrument count.
    Knowledge of anesthesia and anesthetic agents used in order to recognize and avoid hazards and basic knowledge of which procedures may need x-rays.
    Assists with movement of and transportation of patient to post anesthesia care unit after surgical intervention.
    Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, and On call weekends and holidays.
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581153800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.