Job Details

Surgical Tech Natick 40 hours

Description:

Surgical Tech, Natick

40 hours/week, 4-10 hour shifts

8:30am-7pm or 7am-5:30pm

Includes on-call rotation

 

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 surgeon’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

 Service

• 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 “Room” preparations have been completed.

• 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

• Communicates physician’s 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

 Financial

• Minimizes wastage of supplies be referring to the surgeon’s 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

 

Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

• Equivalent to high school diploma

• Graduate for an accredited program of surgical technology  

• AST certification required

• Ability to arrive to the hospital within 30 minutes from the time called when on-call

 

MB8184

MWW

Category: Non-Clinical/Administrative

Primary Location: Natick, MA

Hospital/Facility: MetroWest Medical Center

Shift Type: Days