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Surgical Technologist I - Operating Room

Company: Tufts Medical Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

We're saving lives, building careers, and reimagining healthcare. It takes a lot of very smart, hard-working and talented people to provide the level of care that we give to our patients. Tufts Medical Center is an internationally respected academic medical center and we pride ourselves not only on the sophistication of the care we deliver, but the compassionate way in which we provide it. The Surgical Technologist II is a proficient Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Surgical Technologist (ST) who practices under the supervision of a registered nurse as a member of the surgical team in the Operating Room to deliver patient care throughout the perioperative experience. Follows Operating Room procedures for the proper decontamination of instrumentation, equipment, and room turnover.
Displays proficient knowledge and skills related to procedures performed outside of their surgical specialty area, and demonstrates the ability to competently support multiple service lines and case types within the Operating Room.
Performs the role of Preceptor for staff in training.
Remains knowledgeable about equipment ensuring safe and efficient utilization across multiple surgical specialties.

TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF NURSING AND PATIENT CARE SERVICES

Appropriately selects instruments, special supplies and equipment to anticipate the need of the surgical team.
Performs all counts with the circulating nurse according to Operating Room policy.
Manages all intraoperative medications in accordance with Operating Room policy.
Manages surgical specimens according to Physician's orders and Hospital policy.
Reports equipment and supply problems to the Charge Nurse, Service Lead or Clinical Nursing Director as needed.
Advanced knowledge of aseptic technique and infection prevention practices.
Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, microbiology and pharmacology to ensure that optimal patient care is provided.
Basic knowledge of computers, surgical equipment and infrastructure.
Must be a graduate of an accredited surgical technologist program or training through a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Must be certified within 1 year of completing the surgical technologist training program.
Ability to work within the semi-restricted and restricted environment of the Operating Room and other Perioperative support areas.
Frequent exposure to hazardous chemicals, blood and bodily fluids, extreme noise levels, radiation, lasers, drastic fluctuations in ambient temperature, etc.
Requires frequent lifting and positioning of patients, materials, equipment, power tools, instruments, etc.

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.

Keywords: Tufts Medical Center, Boston , Surgical Technologist I - Operating Room, Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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