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Steward Health Care System Surgical Technician - 20hrs/Days 7a-530p in Taunton, Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

A Surgical Technician is a member of the patient care team, who is assisting under the direct supervision of the surgeon while at the same time providing assistance to the physician performing surgery.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and skill when assisting the surgical team throughout the procedure.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of anatomy for surgical procedures, anticipates supplies needed and had supplies available when needed.

  • Adhere to aseptic techniques practices, correcting breaks in technique if they occur.

  • Performs sponge, sharps and instruments counts according to MH&MC policy and procedure.

  • Prepares the room with appropriate instruments, supplies and equipment before the procedure and prepares the instruments for the decontamination process, removes unused supplies and equipment and restocks the room.

  • Handles specimens appropriately, identifying them correctly.

  • Managers repair of instruments and equipment, obtains loaners if necessary, notifies appropriate personnel and follows up when necessary.

  • Participates with the OR team to identify the patient, procedure and the side/site of surgery according to MH&MC policy and procedure.

  • Employee will comply with the principles of Infection Control and Aseptic Technique.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.

  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.

  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.

  • Is reliable in respect to attendance.

  • Is Reliable in respect to punctuality.

  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.

  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: in-services, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services and/or reviews documentation as required.

  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.

  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.

  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.

  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  • Education: High School education or equivalent preferred. Graduate of an accredited surgical technology program.

  • Certification/Licensure: Certified as a Surgical Technologist preferred.

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