Brockton Hospital Surgical Technologist in Brockton, Massachusetts
Signature Healthcare is Southeastern Massachusetts’ premier local provider of quality, personalized medical services. We are comprised of the award-winning not-for-profit Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital; Signature Medical Group (SMG), a multi-specialty physician group of more than 150 physicians practicing in 18 ambulatory locations. We believe our distinctive Signature Healthcare team approach is the way healthcare should be: medical professionals across many locations communicating and collaborating, taking advantage of technologies and resources to make a difference in the lives and health of our patients.
Under the direction of the Nurse Manager and the Registered Nurse serves as a member of the surgical team in the preparation for and execution of operative procedures.
Location: 680 Centre Street, Brockton, MA
Department: Operating Room
This is a full-time flex position.
Exercises surgical aseptic technique in preparation for and during surgery and adheres to all regulatory requirements (i.e. Personnel Protective Equipment use)
Assists with preparation of Operating Room in anticipation of specific surgical procedures. Setting up surgical suite with equipment and instruments and supplies. Requires moving large machines lifting instrument trays (weighing 25 - 30 lbs.) and pushing carts.
Assists with preservation and labeling of operative specimens for laboratory analysis.
Assists with care, cleaning, storage and inventory of supplies and equipment.
Maintains orderly and clean work area. Maintains appropriate stock levels.
Assists with transportation of preoperative patients to the Operating Room which requires ability to push stretchers.
Assists with sterilization of instruments and equipment weighing 25-30 lbs. and movement or manipulation of special large equipment.
Assists with positioning, skin preparation and draping of patients which requires the ability to lift up to 35 lbs.
Anticipates surgeon's needs and places appropriate instruments, sponges, sutures and related materials and supplies at the field immediately available for use during progress of surgery.
Controls the location of contaminated instruments and supplies to prevent spread of infection.
Performs surgical scrubs and shaves to assigned preoperative patients.
Labels medications transferred to the sterile field from the registered nurse. Delivers medication to surgeon for administration.
Continuously strives to improve room turnovers, anticipating needs for next cases.
Cares for all OR equipment, returning equipment to proper locations, and assisting in the removal of malfunctioning equipment with the malfunction clearly identified.
Cares for instrumentation, protecting delicate instrumentation, clearly identifying instrumentation needing repair and removing it from service and clearly labeling and identifying equipment problem. Ensures that sub sterile areas are clear of all equipment at the end of the shift.
Performs accurate instrument, sponge and needle counts.
Contributes to preference card updates and facilitates communication from surgeons to appropriate resources.
Prepares for OR case by assembling appropriate supplies completely and accurately. Independently follows up on additional needs.
Independently researches procedures, equipment, and policies to maintain current practice. Promptly signs off on staff meetings, communication book entries, policy changes, OR educational modules and other educational resources.
Confirms daily sterilizer Quality Assurance in the absence of equipment technician.
Consistently assists other staff when not in a case.
Carefully disposes of sharps in appropriate container before case counts leave the room.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Must be able to reasonably make appropriate judgment in communications and actions with patients, physicians, other associates, outside agencies, and vendors.
Demonstrated knowledge of strict aseptic technique, emotional stability and personal integrity.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of approved Surgical Technologist program required.
Experience (Type & Length) : Minimum of 3-5-year experience. May be a beginning practitioner. Able to scrub all services proficiently; must be able to respond within 30 minutes.
Certification/Licensure: Requires current CPR certification. as well as completion of an approved Operating Room Technologist program. Must be responsible for maintenance of current CST status.