Connecticut Children's Medical Center is nationally recognized as the only free standing hospital in New England dedicated exclusively to the care of children and adolescents in a patient-and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy in Connecticut. In addition to 187 inpatient beds, our services include a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, five specialty care centers and ten practices across Connecticut. Our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center is the busiest between Boston and New York. Connecticut Children's has 2,600 employees with a medical staff of more than 1,000 practicing in general pediatrics and more than 30 medical and surgical subspecialties. The Connecticut Children’s St. Mary’s location in Waterbury is a 12-bed unit staffed by our Inpatient Management Team physicians.
Full-Time • 24 or 36 Hours/Week
M-F Weekends/Evenings 7-3, 3-11, or 11-11 Rotation
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At Connecticut Children’s, treating children isn’t just our job. It’s our passion. Our exceptional team of doctors, nurses, and medical staff are dedicated to supporting our mission to improve the physical and emotional health of all children. We embrace discovery, teamwork, integrity and excellence in all that we do.
As a leading teaching children’s hospital, we’re always looking to expand our talented medical team. Our award-winning clinical programs, world-class medical care, academic research and superior education and training create a dynamic environment for medical professionals. We pursue the highest standards and best outcomes in everything we do. And what’s more, we offer competitive compensation and a full spectrum of benefits.
Located in Hartford, Connecticut, we are centrally located between New York City and Boston. Steeped in New England charm, the Hartford area is home to a host of amenities and cultural attractions, including local sports teams, a rich arts community, and a flourishing restaurant scene.
This position is accountable for the care and the safety of patients in the OR. The incumbent performs routine and delegated duties according to Connecticut Children's standards, policies and procedures. This includes scrubbing and other related duties under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse to maintain sterility during surgical procedures.
Identifies core cases for assigned services. For these cases the Surgical Technologist is able to: Perform first scrub role, directly assisting the surgeon by passing sterile instruments and supplies at the sterile field. Predict and anticipate surgeon's requests based on knowledge of the case.
Distinguishes between core and specialty cases in each service.
Recognizes the duties associated with the second scrub role, including but not limited to: holding retractors, sponging or suctioning operative site, applying electrocautery within the surgical technologist's scope of practice, as directed by the surgeon.
Collaborates with circulating RN to correctly account for countable items at the sterile field according to policy and procedure.
Assists RN in gathering appropriate supplies for cases.
Responsible for mixing, labeling and administering all drugs and solutions dispensed to the sterile field. Assures and maintains supply of fluids, solutions and drugs.
Identifies specific care needs as related to the patient's age group.
Assists with preparation, maintenance and after-care of supplies, equipment, and facilities with the OR,
Places equipment and supplies in the operating room and arranges instruments, according to instructions
Demonstrates the ability to wash and sterilize equipment when necessary following manufacture's recommended instructions.
Assists team members to place and position patients on the Operating Room table
Scrubs arms and hands appropriately and dons gown and gloves. Aids OR team members to don gown and gloves
Applies dressings post-surgery
Must be able to take call independently within 12 months of hire
Commits to lifelong learning and professional development by obtaining 15 continuing education equivalents per year. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families and coworkers. Demonstrates support for the mission, values, and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with Connecticut Children's standards.
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist Program. 1-year experience preferred.
Licenses and Certifications
Current certification as Certified Surgical Technologist (or certification acquired within 6 months of hire date) through the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist (LCC-ST) Current Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR in adult, child & infant is required.
Connecticut Children’s offers excellent benefits including 403(b) with employer match, health and dental insurance choices, educational assistance, free parking, paid time-off, and more.