Per Diem Surgical Technologist M-F Days
Company: Shields Health Care Group
Posted on: November 17, 2022
COMPANY: Shields Surgery Centers
POSITION: Surgical Technologist
LOCATION: Chelmsford, Medford, Natick, Shrewsbury, MA
HOURS: Per Diem/As Needed. Hours of operation: Monday - Friday
The Surgical Technician prepares the operating room by sterilizing
and setting up the necessary equipment for the procedure.
Responsible for assembling all equipment and ensuring it functions
properly. The Surgical Technician handles instruments, supplies,
and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. The Surgical
Technician has an understanding of the procedure being performed
and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. The Surgical Technician
has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient
care during the operative procedure and is vigilant in the
maintenance of the sterile field. He/she will perform other related
duties as needed to maintain department cost containment,
efficiency, as well as quality performance. RESPONSIBILITIES:
--- Actively works to promote and maintain an organizational
culture that enhances our standing as the best place to work and
--- Active engagement in staff meetings, department meetings,
in-services, educational requirements, etc.
--- Selects and checks case carts and preference cards for correct
instrument pan(s), packs, sterile supplies, and additional items
needed for the case to facilitate timely procedure start times,
efficient and timely procedure progress, and complete case set
--- Anticipates the need for special equipment and supplies before
the procedure and requests it from the circulating nurse.
--- Checks that instruments and equipment are in safe working
--- Displays knowledge of the care and handling of instruments,
supplies, and equipment.
--- Prepares and maintains a safe patient care environment within
the OR suite.
--- Maintains the integrity of all sterile goods by close
observation of sterile conscience, monitoring of packaging and
--- Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments and
supplies during the procedure, while preparing for additional
instrumentation, equipment, and supply needs throughout the
--- Maintains the highest standard of sterile technique during the
--- Handles medications, hemostatic agents, and irrigation
solutions as dispensed to the sterile field by a Registered Nurse
for surgeon use.
--- Demonstrates knowledge of The Surgery Center's current policies
--- Performs initial and closing counts on instruments, sharps, and
sponges. Per The Surgery Center's policy and procedure, performs
additional counts as needed.
--- Prepares and hands off specimens carefully to the circulating
nurse, without compromising staff safety or labeling accuracy.
--- Identifies, selects, and performs correct decontamination,
cleaning, and sterilization method for equipment and
instrumentation for various surgical procedures. At the end of
cases, cleans and prepares instruments for terminal
--- Assists with stripping, cleaning, and setting up the OR suite
for own/other's cases with efficiency and speed.
--- Assists with OR flow as required.
--- Assists in the maintenance of equipment and instrumentation to
facilitate durability and availability for future procedures.
--- Contributes to meeting the fluctuating staffing needs of the
department as evidenced by flexibility in own assignment and work
--- Demonstrates initiative and collaborates professionally with
caregivers in/out of the OR suite.
--- Promotes teamwork by assisting with the precepting of new
--- Identifies areas of conflict, intervenes effectively, or seeks
assistance in conflict resolution. QUALIFICATIONS:
--- Education Qualifications:
--- Completion of an accredited surgical technician program or
equivalent from an accredited school is required.
--- Certification (CST) required within 1 year of program
--- Mass experience prior to July 2013. EXPERIENCE:
--- Minimum of one (1) year work experience as a surgical
technician is required.
--- Experience in Ambulatory Surgery or Outpatient Surgery
--- Experience scrubbing in on variety of cases (orthopedic,
plastics, general, and urology) preferred.
--- Experience in Sterile Processing Department is preferred.
--- Great team player
--- Strong attention to detail
--- Organizational skills
--- Ability to remain calm under pressure
--- Strong communication skills
--- Inherent desire to go above and beyond CERTIFICATIONS:
--- Currently holds American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life
Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) or AHA approved equivalent
(or obtains within three (3) months of hire). PHYSICAL
--- Lift 10 lbs. box overhead. Lift and carry 15 lbs. Push/pull 20
--- Lift and carry 25-35 lbs. Push/pull 50-100 lbs. (ie. empty bed,
--- Lift and carry 40-50 lbs. Push/pull +/- 150-200 lbs. (Patients
on bed, stretcher) Lateral transfer 150-200 lbs. (ie. Patient)
--- Lift over 50 lbs. Carry 80 lbs. a distance of 30 feet.
Push/pull > 200 lbs. (ie. Patients on bed, stretcher) NOTE: It
is not intended that this Job Description include all details of
the work functions of this position. The incumbent will perform
work of lower or equivalent classification as required or directed
and work of higher classification for training and development
purposes or as warranted. IND-ASC
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