Surgical Care Affiliates

Surgical Tech Certified (FT) - Surgical Center of New Hampshire

Job Locations US-NH-Derry
# of Openings
1
Category
Technician/Clinical Unlicensed
System ID
17560
Telecommute
No
Employee Type
Regular
Employee Status
Full-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

We are actively hiring for an Surgical Technologist Certified.

  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA. 
  • Function as a scrub person during operative and other invasive procedures by 
    • Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, laser, mechanical, and thermal sources. 
    • Demonstrating safe operating of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation. 
    • Performing accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items. 
    • Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient’s advocate. 
    • Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures. 
    • Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment. 
    • Performing interventions to maintain the patient’s wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels. 
    • Performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection. 
    • Assembling supplies and equipment required for the procedure. 
    • Preparing and organizing sterile supplies and instruments for the procedure. 
    • Providing instruments and supplies to the surgical team during the procedure.  
    • Protecting the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy. 
    • Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice. 
    • Maintaining a fire safe environment. 
    • Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique. 
    • Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy. 
  • Maintain radiation safety at all times in accordance with facility policies and procedures. 
  • Clean and prepare surgical instruments for processing and transport them to the decontamination areas. 
  • Evaluate the patient’s progress toward attaining outcomes. 
  • Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient’s condition and response to care. 
  • Document episode of care accurately, timely, completely, and legibly. 
  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the perioperative team and other stakeholders. 
  • Assist with post procedure cleaning of the operative or other invasive procedure room and preparation of room for subsequent patients. 
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  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning perioperative patient care. 
  • Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects. 
  • Participate in the performance appraisal process. 
  • Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships. 
  • Maintain required competencies. 
  • Pursue professional growth. 
  • Act as a patient advocate and main privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information. 
  • Comply with all SCA and facility policies and procedures, regulatory and accreditation standards and professional guidelines when providing patient care. 
  • Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles. 
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.  

Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent. 
  • Graduate of a recognized and accredited Surgical Technologist Program preferred.   
  • Prior Experience as a Surgical Technologist preferred.   
  • Current Surgical Technologist certification preferred.   
  • Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS certification. 

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  

 

  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment 
  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions 
  • Pushing and pulling heavy objects  
  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment 
  • Manual and finger dexterity  
  • Hand eye coordination 
  • Standing and walking for extensive periods of time  
  • Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs 
  • Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range 
  • Working irregular hours  

 

 

 

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