Certified Surgical Tech Framingham Per Diem
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Sr. Director 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 surgeons performance of invasive, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Must be ACT certified and be a graduate of an accredited program of surgical technology.
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
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 . Minimizes delays for the surgeon, patient and family by ensuring supplies, instruments and equipment are available Communicates physicians requests for any changes in supplies, instruments, and equipment to the Specialty Service Leader Professional Practice
Competent to scrubs all elective and emergency surgical procedures performed at MWMC. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of AORN Standards and Recommended Practices. Actively participates in unit based staff meetings and educational programs. Responsible to seek out information when unable to attend meetings or programs. Maintains up-to-date knowledge in clinical advances in the equipment and supplies used. Participates in the development and revision of policies and procedures
Quality and Safety
Complies with unit or hospital based Quality Improvement and safety programs. Complies with regulations including but not limited to: The Joint Commission, CDC, CMS, and DPH. Identifies and participates in resolution of problems. Monitors the condition of instruments and equipment. Immediately removes defective equipment, instruments and supplies from service and notifies the Specialty Service Leader.
Minimizes wastage of supplies be referring to the surgeons preference card when preparing for the case. Informs Specialty Service Leader when items need to be added or deleted to the preference card. Minimizes the expenses required for repair or replacement by caring for the instruments and equipment from the time of set-up through to the time of transfer to SPD.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Graduate of an accredited program of surgical technology.
Must be a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
Ability to arrive to the hospital within 30 minutes from the time called when on-call.
Hospital/Facility: MetroWest Medical Center
Shift Type: Days