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Tufts Medicine Surgical Technician Union in Melrose, Massachusetts

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Melrose/Wakefield Hospital, part of the Tufts Medicine system, has been offering the highest quality and accessible healthcare to the local community for over 130 years. With two hospital campuses, Level III Trauma Center, Level III Special Care Nursery, Breast Health Center, Cardiovascular Center and over 20 locations and 50 specialties, Melrose/Wakefield Hospital offers many opportunities to grow your career.

If you are passionate about providing care in your local community, come join our team

Why Join Us?

Competitive salaries & benefits

Medical, Dental and Vision benefits start day one

403(b) Retirement with company match

Tuition Reimbursement

Free on-site Parking

Opportunities for career growth

Job Overview

The Surgical Technician, under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, is responsible for the care and safety of surgical patients. This role is responsible for assisting the physician with the preparation of and the technical aspects of the role of the scrub person during surgical procedures.

Location: Melrose/Wakefield Hospital - Melrose, MA

Hours: 32 hours - Days/Evenings

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.

  2. Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology Program OR Massachusetts's Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

  3. Surgical Technician certification through an accredited program or within 12 months of completing program.

  4. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Assists in the set-up for specific surgical procedures in accordance with established Surgical Services procedures and individual physician preferences. Responsible for updating physician preference cards.

  2. Sets up individual case carts with appropriate instruments and equipment for next day cases. Makes Clinical Practice Leader aware of any problems.

  3. Performs the role of the scrub person during surgical procedures: understands and applies the fundamentals of aseptic technique by maintaining the sterile field, anticipates the surgeon’s needs, passes instruments, knowledge of anatomy, follows proper medication administration, maintains accurate accounts of sponges, sharps, and instruments in conjunction with RN and physicians.

  4. Carries out technical tasks other than cutting, clamping and suturing of tissues.

  5. Applies electrocautery to clamps, not tissue, on bleeders under the supervision of the surgeon.

  6. Assists the RN/Transporter in transferring the patient to designated room, Prepares surgical specimens for circulating nurse to identify and label for clinical laboratory.

  7. May assist anesthesiologist and other personnel in setting up equipment and obtaining emergency or other supplies.

About Melrose/Wakefield Hospital

Melrose/Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford are two campuses with one community in mind: the people of north suburban Boston. Melrose/Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital are distinguished by the range of high-quality clinical care and services. Our teams welcome everyone with hospitality and humanity. We focus on reducing health disparities through 40+ local health programs across a system of hospitals, urgent care locations, outpatient services, and community physicians.

Core to our values, Melrose/Wakefield Hospital’s commitment to community is demonstrated by our many local health programs throughout our service area and participation in partnerships with community agencies and events, and education programs in more than 10 communities to support the wellness and health of our residents.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at careers@tuftsmedicine.org .

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