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Surgical Technologist I - Operating Room

Company: Tufts Medical Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: July 9, 2024

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Company DescriptionIt 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. And that starts with our employees.Job DescriptionGeneral SummaryThe 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. The Surgical Technologist II demonstrates excellent critical thinking skills and a high level of problem solving abilities.Principal Duties And Essential Functions1. Demonstrates the ability to act as an independent scrub assistant during all stages of the surgical procedure.2. Maintains strict aseptic technique during set-up, patient draping and during surgical procedure.3. Follows Operating Room procedures for the proper decontamination of instrumentation, equipment, and room turnover.4. Demonstrates advanced knowledge and expert practice while assisting with all procedure types within their surgical specialty area.5. 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.6. Performs the role of Preceptor for staff in training.7. Remains knowledgeable about equipment ensuring safe and efficient utilization across multiple surgical specialties.TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF NURSING AND PATIENT CARE SERVICES1. Appropriately selects instruments, special supplies and equipment to anticipate the need of the surgical team.2. Performs all counts with the circulating nurse according to Operating Room policy.3. Manages all intraoperative medications in accordance with Operating Room policy.4. Assists as needed in emergency situations.5. Manages surgical specimens according to Physician's orders and Hospital policy.6. Maintains a collaborative work relationship with peers and colleagues in order to create a positive work environment.7. Assists in the positioning, moving and transporting of patients as needed.8. Reports equipment and supply problems to the Charge Nurse, Service Lead or Clinical Nursing Director as needed.9. Completes all required continuing education to maintain certification, if applicable.QualificationsJob Knowledge And Skills1. Advanced knowledge of aseptic technique and infection prevention practices.2. Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, microbiology and pharmacology to ensure that optimal patient care is provided.3. Basic knowledge of computers, surgical equipment and infrastructure.4. Basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span.Education And Certification1. Must be a graduate of an accredited surgical technologist program or training through a branch of the United States Armed Forces.2. Must be certified within 1 year of completing the surgical technologist training program.3. Current BLSExperience:1. A minimum of 2-3 years of prior experience as a Surgical Technologist is required.Working Conditions/Physical Demands1. Ability to work within the semi-restricted and restricted environment of the Operating Room and other Perioperative support areas.2. Frequent exposure to hazardous chemicals, blood and bodily fluids, extreme noise levels, radiation, lasers, drastic fluctuations in ambient temperature, etc.3. Ability to remain in a standing position for long periods of time.4. Ability to wear a protective lead apron for extended periods of time.5. 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. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .

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