Surgical Technologist

Ascension Health Kalamazoo , MI 49001

Posted 4 days ago

Details Department: Surgery Schedule:

Midnight shift/ 9:00 pm to 7:30 am/ Rotational Weekends, Holidays, and On-call Required Hospital: Borgess Medical Center Location: Kalamazoo, MI Benefits Paid time off (PTO) Various health insurance options & wellness plans Retirement benefits including employer match plans Long-term & short-term disability Employee assistance programs (EAP) Parental leave & adoption assistance Tuition reimbursement Ways to give back to your community *Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example:

PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Connect with your Talent Advisor today for additional specifics. Responsibilities Assist the surgical team to provide patient care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Demonstrate increasing knowledge of physical and technical requirements of surgical intervention:

Highly complex surgical cases/specialty resources. Act as a resource person regarding instrumentation requirements, availability and set up. Able and willing to troubleshoot.

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Ability to scrub more than three specialties proficiently. Willingness to assist circulator and takes initiative to ensure availability of necessary equipment.

Expert in chosen specialty area; perform all specialty procedures independently, is identified as a resource person for more than 1 specialty. Act as preceptor to actively train new staff and participate in the orientation process, offering performance feedback to management. Responsible for maintaining effective communication skills.

Participate in monitoring and maintaining resources in specific department. Understand and contribute to the vision/mission and goals of the department. Work in a secure department with access to areas where medications are stored.

Handle and label medications on the sterile field under the direct supervision of licensed personnel. Follow the aseptic technique standard within the surgical setting and corrects any break in technique. Arrange operating room equipment and supplies following surgeons preference card and procedure requirements.

Follow policy and procedure standards for sponge, needle and instrument counts. Receive, prepare and maintain tissue and lab specimens for pathologys. Use the computer to pull preference cards and mark supplies used in room set up.

Maintain a working knowledge of all specialty areas, roles and responsibilities of the Surgical Technologist in the surgical setting. The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Requirements Licensure / Certification / Registration: BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date required. Certified Surgical Technologist credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date preferred.

Education: High school diploma/GED required. Completion of an approved Surgical Technologist program prior to hire date or job transfer date preferred. Work Experience:

Two (2) years of current surgical technologist experience required. If no qualified applicants apply, may consider candidates with less experience who have completed an approved Surgical Technologist program and are otherwise qualified. Five (5) years of relevant experience preferred.

Additional Preferences Previous experience as a Surgical Technologist preferred. Why Join Our Team Ascension Michigan operates 16 hospitals and more than 300 related healthcare facilities that together employ nearly 23,000 compassionate associates. When you join our care teams, you join a team dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve throughout Michigan.

Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 150,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states. Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community.

Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Ascension Borgess is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Pay Non-Discrimination Notice: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf EEO is the Law Poster Supplement Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants. This Ministry does not participate in E-Verify and therefore cannot employ STEM OPT candidates.


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