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Certified Surgical Tech / Operating Room / FT

Company: Community Health System
Location: Scranton
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

The primary focus of the Surgical Technician in the Operating Room setting is to assume responsibility and accountability for providing safe, effective, care of patients undergoing surgical procedures. A surgical technician assists physicians during surgical procedures in the Operating Room. He or she works under the supervision of RN's and surgeons as a member of the operating room team. This shift is Full Time Days with 1-2 day Rotation to Evening Shift per pay period with Call

  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Specialized training as OR technician required.
  • Certification as a Surgical Technician required.
  • Minimum of one year experience in Operating Room preferred.

Collaborates with the surgical team to assure appropriate care and safe use of instrumentation, supplies and equipment during surgical procedures.

Assures effective communication with the RN circulator, charge nurse, patient, and surgeon and Anesthesia staff.

Demonstrates an understanding of aseptic principles by maintaining the integrity, safety and efficiency of the sterile field

Prepares the operating room for the scheduled procedure by providing surgical equipment that is functioning properly and safely.

Initiates preparation and readiness of the sterile field by aseptically opening supplies and equipment.

Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of all instruments, equipment and supplies by proper assembly and preparation for use prior to the start of the procedure.

Anticipates the needs of the surgeon and/or assistant during procedures.

Follows policy consistently on properly handling and identifying of specimens and communicates to surgeon to assure correct labeling

Follows Hospital policy consistently for sponge, needle and instrument counts for each case

Assists with training of new staff members as needed.

Participates in identification of the patients and undivided attention with completion of the Time Out process

Keywords: Community Health System, Scranton , Certified Surgical Tech / Operating Room / FT, Other , Scranton, Pennsylvania

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