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Surgical Technician

Company: Lowell General Hospital
Location: Lowell
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

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-Job Overview -This position is an entry level Surgical Technician position who practices under the supervision of the surgical team in the Operating Room to deliver patient care throughout the perioperative experience. Assists the Surgeon during surgery by providing the appropriate instruments and in maintaining and organizing operating room equipment. Performs according to the policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives of the department and hospital. - Works cooperatively within department and other services to create a system of quality health care. - -Hours : 40 hours a week / Part-Time / Per-Diem Job Description -Minimum Qualifications: -1. High school diploma or equivalent OR was employed as a surgical technologist in a surgical facility on or before July 1, 2013; has successfully completed a training program for surgical technology in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard or in the United States Public Health Service which has been deemed appropriate by the commissioner; or is performing surgical technology tasks or functions in the service of the federal government OR Massachusetts's Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).2. Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist program 3. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. - -Preferred Qualifications: -1. Prior experience as a Surgical Technologist. - -Duties and Responsibilities: -1. Functions in a professional manner as the Surgical Technologist Operating Room on a wide variety and in all stages of surgical procedures. -2. Maintains strict aseptic technique during set-up, patient draping and during surgical procedure. -3. Scrubs on surgical cases, participates in surgery by organizing the instrumentation to the surgeon, participating in surgical counts. -4. Selects and prepares the appropriate instruments, supplies and equipment for surgical cases. - - -5. Performs related activities under the direction of the surgeon. - - -6. Performs all counts with the circulating nurse according to Operating Room policy. -7. Manages all intraoperative medications in accordance with Operating Room policy. -8. Manages surgical specimens according to Physician's orders and Hospital policy. -9. Follows Operating Room procedures for the proper decontamination of instrumentation, equipment, and room turnover. -10. Assists in the positioning, moving and transporting of patients as needed. -11. Reports equipment and supply problems to the Charge Nurse, Service Lead or Clinical Nursing Director as needed. - - -12. When not participating on surgical cases, assists with positioning obtaining needed items during surgery and assists in room turnover activities. - - -13. Participates in Operating Room activities related to quality improvement, continuing education, orientation of new personnel and emergency preparedness. -14. Remains knowledgeable about service specific equipment ensuring safe and efficient utilization. -15. Maintains a collaborative work relationship with peers and colleagues in order to create a positive work environment. - -
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 .

Keywords: Lowell General Hospital, Lowell , Surgical Technician, Healthcare , Lowell, Massachusetts

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