Surgical Tech Certified (Pt) - Advanced Surgical Hospital

Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC Washington , PA 15301

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA's 11,000 teammates operate more than 260 surgical facilities that serve over 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits

  • Positive work culture

  • Career growth opportunities

  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance - eligible on Day 1 of employment

  • Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays

  • Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits

  • Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance

  • Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

We are actively hiring for an Surgical Technologist Certified.

  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.

  • Function as a scrub person during operative and other invasive procedures by

  • Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, laser, mechanical, and thermal sources.

  • Demonstrating safe operating of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.

  • Performing accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items.

  • Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient's advocate.

  • Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.

  • Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Performing interventions to maintain the patient's wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.

  • Performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection.

  • Assembling supplies and equipment required for the procedure.

  • Preparing and organizing sterile supplies and instruments for the procedure.

  • Providing instruments and supplies to the surgical team during the procedure.

  • Protecting the patient's rights, dignity, and privacy.

  • Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.

  • Maintaining a fire safe environment.

  • Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique.

  • Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy.

  • Maintain radiation safety at all times in accordance with facility policies and procedures.

  • Clean and prepare surgical instruments for processing and transport them to the decontamination areas.

  • Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes.

  • Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to care.

  • Document episode of care accurately, timely, completely, and legibly.

  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the perioperative team and other stakeholders.

  • Assist with post procedure cleaning of the operative or other invasive procedure room and preparation of room for subsequent patients.

  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning perioperative patient care.

  • Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.

  • Participate in the performance appraisal process.

  • Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships.

  • Maintain required competencies.

  • Pursue professional growth.

  • Act as a patient advocate and main privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.

  • Comply with all SCA and facility policies and procedures, regulatory and accreditation standards and professional guidelines when providing patient care.

  • Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.

  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent.

  • Graduate of a recognized and accredited Surgical Technologist Program.

  • Prior Experience as a Surgical Technologist preferred.

  • Current Surgical Technologist certification preferred.

  • Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS certification.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment

  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions

  • Pushing and pulling heavy objects

  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment

  • Manual and finger dexterity

  • Hand eye coordination

  • Standing and walking for extensive periods of time

  • Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs

  • Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range

  • Working irregular hours

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