Surgical Care Affiliates

Surgical Technician Certified - FT - Charleston Surgery Center

Job Locations US-SC-Summerville
# of Openings
1
Category
Technician/Clinical Unlicensed
System ID
11464
Telecommute
No
Employee Type
Regular
Employee Status
Full-time
Group Name
Legacy

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

 

Charleston Surgery Center is currently in need of a Surgical Technician - Certified.  

 

Our 4 operating room multi-specialty center is a fantastic place to work and build your career!  We provide lunch every Friday, celebrate birthdays monthly, have quarterly teammate appreciation events, provide gifts of free PTO, holiday parties and true work-life balance!

 

More great reasons to join our team:

  • Generous Paid Time Off including 8 paid holidays
  • Maternity/paternity /adoption benefits
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance - begins on day 1 of employment
  • Employer-paid life and short and long term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan
  • No holidays, weekends, nights or call

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

As part of our team the Certified Surgical Technician will prepare the operating room, including the sterile field, setting up surgical equipment, supplies and solutions. During surgery, the certified surgical technician will pass instruments, fluids and supplies to the surgeon and prepare and manage surgical equipment.Functions as a Certified Surgical 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 preferred
  • Current BLS certification
  • Minimum high school diploma required
  • Minimum 2 years previous experience in either a hospital or ambulatory surgical center setting required
  • Orthopedic or total joint 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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