Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 4/20/2021

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion, and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Position Function:

The Surgical Technician is an essential member of the Surgical Team; a trained professional who possesses extraordinary technical skills as it relates to supporting all surgical specialties. The role of the Surgical Tech encompasses technical skills of scrubbing, assisting the Perioperative Team with activities within the operating room, clinical knowledge of a variety of Surgical procedures, clinical teaching skills, continuous quality improvement and a variety of OR-related duties (including pre, intra and post).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Expertly performs role of a resource surgical technician in all surgical specialties
  • Performs scrub duties according to procedure, demonstrating a high level of skill and efficiency, while displaying the surgical consciousness required within this highly specialized environment.
  • Works closely with all Perioperative team to facilitate and coordinate exceptional, efficient, and quality patient care.
  • Contributes to the team by participating in staff meetings and in-service presentations.
  • Accountable for accurate counts of sponges, needles, and instruments as appropriate before, during and after surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of national patient safety goals.
  • Acts as preceptor for staff members for all aspects of the Perioperative
  • Demonstrates collegial behavior of respect and consideration regarding work environment (i.e. restocking rooms, returning equipment/supplies for other surgical procedures, cleaning work areas/station and or communication as appropriate).
  • Has a surgical conscience in the principles of aseptic technique in maintaining a sterile environment.
  • Anticipates the instruments/equipment the surgeon will need next.
  • Assists in turnover of rooms and preps L&D for patients.
  • Is an active participant in the “Time Out” giving one’s full attention to the process and will speak up if something does not seem right, stopping the line until there is resolution.
  • Team player who can complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment.
  • Hold retractors and complete additional tasks at surgeon’s request during procedure.
  • Handles tissue specimens obtained for laboratory analysis.
  • Organize and restock following surgical procedures.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team providing excellent specialized care.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with surgeons and other employees.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate in English verbally and written
  • Demonstrates a high level of knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of the Surgical Technician role including case preparation, set-up, aseptic technique, surgical instrumentation, equipment and supplies, and room turnover.

Education/Experience/Licensure:

  • Education: High School graduate and/or GED. Accredited Surgical Tech Program Required. Associates Degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum 1 year Surgical Tech experience in a hospital setting required
Certification/Licensure: National Certification as a Surgical Tech required


Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be

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