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GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the V. P. of Perioperative Service and OR Clinical Coordinator, and under the direction of the OR RN and according to established policies, procedures, and OR standards facilitates safe and effective surgical, invasive and diagnostic procedures. Ensures patient safety by providing the surgeon adequate supplies, functioning equipment, and instruments. The surgical technologist possesses an expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique, human anatomy, surgical procedures, implementation tools, and technologies to facilitate a surgeonâ��s performance of invasive, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Practice is in compliance with all regulatory agencies including: The Joint Commission, Department of Public Health, CMS, CDC, and OSHA.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides competency based patient and family centered care to patients of all ages undergoing elective and emergency surgical, invasive and diagnostic procedures
â�¢ Minimizes delays for the surgeon, patient and family by ensuring supplies, instruments and equipment are available and participates in all other activities to ensure that all â��Roomâ�� preparations have been completed.
â�¢ In conjunction with the Service Leader and Educator for Perioperative Service Serves as a resource to other scrub personnel, including but not limited to OR and Perinatal RNs, Surgical Technologists, and students
â�¢ Communicates physicianâ��s requests for any changes in supplies, instruments, and equipment to the Specialty Service Leader
â�¢ Competent to scrubs all elective and emergency surgical procedures performed.
â�¢ Maintains up-to-date knowledge of AORN Standards and Recommended Practices
â�¢ Actively participates in unit based staff meetings and educational programs. Responsible to seek out information when unable to attend meetings or programs
â�¢ Maintains up-to-date knowledge in clinical advances in the equipment and supplies used
â�¢ Participates in the development and revision of policies and procedures
Onboarding Process: Please be advised that candidates must successfully complete a background check and pre-employment health screening which includes a drug screen.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
â�¢ Equivalent to high school diploma
â�¢ Graduate for an accredited program of surgical technology required
â�¢ AST certification is required within a year of starting
â�¢ BLS certification required - American Heart Assoc.
â�¢ Ability to arrive to the hospital within 30 minutes from the time called when on-call
â�¢ Cardiac experience required
Primary Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Facility: Saint Vincent Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
If Other Shift, Specify: 3 x 12 hours shifts
Shift Begin: 6:30 AMShift End: 6:30 PM
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.