Certified Surgical Technologist

The Jordan Health Systems Inc Plymouth, MA
Duties/Responsibilities:

* Demonstrates the Core Values of Integrity, Trust, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence in all interactions and communications.

* Demonstrates excellent organizational skills in preparing for surgical procedures.

* Prepares instruments, supplies and equipment to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for the patient.

* Incorporates personal integrity and surgical conscience into all aspects of performance.

* Collaborates with the registered nurse and perioperative team in order to implement the care plan for the patient's procedure.

* Collaborates in a positive manner with central sterilization staff

* Ensures environmental safety for patients and personnel by wearing appropriate surgical attire and personal protective equipment, anticipating the needs of the patient and the perioperative team and maintaining aseptic technique.

* Actively participates in universal protocol and time out processes according to policy.

* Initiates proper procedure for sponge, needle and instrument counts.

* Ensures proper care and handling of specimens.

* Initiates proper procedure for care and handling of medications on the sterile field.

* Ensures proper care, labelling and handling of equipment and instrumentation.

* Holds retractors or instruments, sponges or suctions operative site, cuts suture material, connects drains to suction apparatus and applies dressing material as directed by the surgeon

* Cleans and prepares instruments for decontamination and sterilization.

* Assists other members of team with cleaning of surgical suite

* Assists in prepping room for the next patient

* Demonstrates proficient computer skills with Meditech and ORM to print preference cards/schedules as needed.

* Serves as a preceptor/mentor to new operating room staff.

* Attends staff meetings, inservices and continuing education opportunities to augment learning.

* Maintains patient's rights to privacy and confidentiality.

It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

Education/Experience Required:

* Possesses organizational and planning skills.

* Proficient computer skills – Meditech, ORM

* Ability to concentrate and prioritize in distracting environment.

* Ability to work at an efficient and quick pace.

* Ability to work in surgical services environment.

* Graduate of an accredited program for Surgical Technologists.

Registration/Certification:

* Certified Operating Room Technician.

* BLS Certification

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