Surgical Technologist MAS

Medstar Research Institute Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

Job Summary MedStar Ambulatory Services is committed to providing world-class, compassionate care to every patient, every time, at every touch point. All associates are accountable for their role in meeting patient experience standards. Performs a variety of technical duties to assist with surgery. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training High school graduation or equivalent; graduation from a school of surgical technology or completion of hospital-based training. # Experience 6 months experience as a surgical technologist, or graduation from a school of surgical technology program. # License/Certification/Registration BLS (Basic Life Support) certification. # Knowledge, Skills # Abilities Competency in case procedure, preparation and completion in all services. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Anticipates sequential needs of the surgeon during the operative procedure. Assists with case preparation, following preference card guidelines. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Ensures that equipment is functioning properly and immediately notifies appropriate personnel of any problems. Functions as surgical assistant during operative procedures performing specified activities under the direct supervision of the surgeon. May act as second assistant by providing exposure and holding retractors. Identifies and handles specimens appropriately. Maintains aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations that could lead to breaches in aseptic technique. May function as a technical resource person for OR staff providing information relating to instruments and equipment. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Performs indirect patient care activities such as patient transportation as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Provides comfort and support for preoperative patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient#s care and privacy. Responds to questions from patient, families, and significant others in a prompt, courteous, positive, and knowledgeable manner and/or refers to appropriate personnel.

  • Job Summary

  • MedStar Ambulatory Services is committed to providing world-class, compassionate care to every patient, every time, at every touch point. All associates are accountable for their role in meeting patient experience standards.

Performs a variety of technical duties to assist with surgery.

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Education/Training

  • High school graduation or equivalent; graduation from a school of surgical technology or completion of hospital-based training.

  • Experience

  • 6 months experience as a surgical technologist, or graduation from a school of surgical technology program.

  • License/Certification/Registration

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.

  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Competency in case procedure, preparation and completion in all services. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.

  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Anticipates sequential needs of the surgeon during the operative procedure.

  • Assists with case preparation, following preference card guidelines.

  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.

  • Ensures that equipment is functioning properly and immediately notifies appropriate personnel of any problems.

  • Functions as surgical assistant during operative procedures performing specified activities under the direct supervision of the surgeon. May act as second assistant by providing exposure and holding retractors.

  • Identifies and handles specimens appropriately.

  • Maintains aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations that could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.

  • May function as a technical resource person for OR staff providing information relating to instruments and equipment.

  • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.

  • Performs indirect patient care activities such as patient transportation as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Provides comfort and support for preoperative patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient's care and privacy.

  • Responds to questions from patient, families, and significant others in a prompt, courteous, positive, and knowledgeable manner and/or refers to appropriate personnel.

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Surgical Technologist MAS

Medstar Research Institute