Surgical Care Affiliates

Surgical Tech Cert (Pool) - Seashore Surgical Institute

Job Locations US-NJ-Brick
# of Openings
1
Category
Per Diem
System ID
10777
Employee Type
Per Diem
Employee Status
Part-time
Group Name
Acela

Overview

Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA’s 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

 

Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits…

  • Positive work culture
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance – eligible on Day 1 of employment
  • Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
  • Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Functions as a certified scrub technician in the operating room/procedure room under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
  • Assists with gowning and gloving other members of the surgical team.
  • Assists with the preparation of the operating room for surgical procedures.
  • Assists with skin preparations and with draping of patients.
  • Assists with care, preparation, maintenance and after-care of sterile and un-sterile supplies and equipment.
  • Knows and practices the principles and procedures of sterile technique.
  • Handles specimens in accordance with facility policy and procedures.
  • Removes drapes at end of procedure, cleanses the patients of prep solution and applies dressing as needed.
  • Cleans and/or disinfects instruments and equipment after use and returns it to the proper area for storage or processing.
  • Participates in sponge, instrument and needle count with the circulating nurse.
  • Demonstrates ability to understand and use sterilizers, high-level disinfectors, instrument washers, and other designated processors.
  • Demonstrates ability to understand use, function, interpretation, documentation, and record-keeping of chemical and biological indicators related to instrument and equipment high-level disinfection and sterilization processes.
  • Demonstrates understanding of operating room/procedure room technical equipment according to manufacturer’s guidelines, policy and procedures.
  • Assists with stocking, replenishing and preparation of supplies.
  • Updates knowledge in surgical techniques and related nursing care.
  • Checks updated schedule every morning and prepares room supplies and equipment.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a recognized and accredited Certified Surgical Technologist Program.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Minimum 2 years previous experience in either a hospital or ambulatory surgical center setting required. Strong Orthopedic background preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of aseptic and sterile technique.
  • Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking.
  • Ability to perform lifting and transporting of patients; and lifting of instrument trays and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to organize work in order of importance.
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful situations and in a variety of peri-operative environments.

 

 

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