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Surgical Technician

Company: MelroseWakefield Healthcare
Location: Melrose
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

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Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community health care to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Healthcare, an expansive home care network and a large clinically integrated physician network, Tufts Medicine has more than 15,000 dedicated employees and caregivers. Why Join Us? Competitive wages, Great earned time package, Retirement plan with employer match, Tuition reimbursement and more! Job Overview The Surgical Technician, under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, is responsible for the care and safety of surgical patients. This role is responsible for assisting the physician with the preparation of and the technical aspects of the role of the scrub person during surgical procedures. Location: Melrose Wakefield Healthcare - Melrose, MA Hours: Day/Evening Shift 32 hours Minimum Qualifications 1. High school diploma or equivalent . 2. Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology Program OR Massachusetts's Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). 3. Surgical Technician certification through an accredited program or within 12 months of completing program . 4. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification . Duties and Responsibilities The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list . Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. 1. Assists in the set-up for specific surgical procedures in accordance with established Surgical Services procedures and individual physician preferences . Responsible for updating physician preference cards. 2. Sets up individual case carts with appropriate instruments and equipment for next day cases . Makes Clinical Practice Leader aware of any problems. 3 . Performs the role of the scrub person during surgical procedures: understands and applies the fundamentals of aseptic technique by maintaining the sterile field, anticipates the surgeon's needs, passes instruments, knowledge of anatomy, follows proper medication administration, maintains accurate accounts of sponges, sharps, and instruments in conjunction with RN and physicians. 4 . Carries out technical tasks other than cutting, clamping and suturing of tissues. 5 . Applies electrocautery to clamps, not tissue, on bleeders under the supervision of the surgeon. 6. Assists the RN/Transporter in transferring the patient to designated room, Prepares surgical specimens for circulating nurse to identify and label for clinical laboratory. 7. May assist anesthesiologist and other personnel in setting up equipment and obtaining emergency or other supplies. What We Offer Competitive salaries & benefits Medical, Dental and Vision benefits start day one 403(b) Retirement with company match Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities for career growth
Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at careers@tuftsmedicine.org .

Keywords: MelroseWakefield Healthcare, Boston , Surgical Technician, Healthcare , Melrose, Massachusetts

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