Contributes to the Hospital’s mission to care, to heal, and to excel in service to our community by being an integral part of the surgical services team assisting with patient care and responding to planned and unplanned surgical events. This non-licensed clinical staff position has an impact on reducing patient harm by preparing and maintaining sterile fields and equipment and on physician satisfaction and the overall effectiveness of the surgical services team by anticipating their needs.
Retrieves and review case cart to ensure all physician requested supplies, instruments and equipment are available and sterile for use in case.
Opens sterile supplies according to aseptic technique in preparation for the surgical procedure.
Scrubs for cases according to established sterile procedures. Changes into operative clothing; wears sterile gown and gloves, and assists surgeons with same.
Prepares and maintains a surgical field.
Assembles equipment and instrumentation based on the surgical procedure.
Assists in surgical procedure, anticipating, planning for and responding to the needs of the patient, surgeon and other team members.
Adapts based on the surgical team’s needs, while maintaining safe procedures and best practices.
Efficiently disassembles sterile field and instrumentation in preparation for decontamination.
Performs complete and accurate counting procedures to promote optimal patient outcomes and reduce patient harm.
Moving patients and transferring patients to and from stretchers and beds.
Assist the surgical team by positioning the patient and retracting tissue and other bodily parts, as directed.
Appropriately follows the chain of command and adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
Communicates effectively with the healthcare team utilizing established handoff and procedures. Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.
Functions effectively in patient crisis situations and utilizes emergency resources.
Assists in the stabilization and/or preparation of patient for transport to appropriate level of care.
Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes the infection control protocols. Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.
Required: Graduate of an accredited or US Armed Forces Surgical Technologists school and/or program or employed as a Surgical Technologist at a surgical facility on or before July 1, 2013.
Preferred: At least one year operating room scrub experience
: Must obtain Certification within 1 year of hire.
Preferred: Current Surgical Technician Certification upon hire
Note: Surgical Technologists that were employed as Surgical Technologists in a surgical facility prior to July 1, 2013 are exempted from the certification requirement, as allowed by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Basic Life Support
Internal Number: ST042019
About Winchester Hospital
Winchester Hospital is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
Winchester Hospital serves the health care needs of many communities in northwest suburban Boston for acute-care inpatient services plus an extensive range of outpatient services and integrated home care. Since 1912, it has been a trusted pillar of the community, amassing an enviable list of professional awards and honors, including: an “A” safety rating from The Leapfrog Group, a ninth-in-the-state ranking on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list and repeated a...ccolades as a top area employer. Winchester Hospital was also the first community hospital in the state to achieve Magnet® recognition, the industry’s gold standard for nursing excellence.
Winchester Hospital colleagues rally around our mission: To Care. To Heal. To Excel. In Service to Our Community. Our affiliation with Lahey Health furthers our mission by allowing us to offer patients streamlined, coordinated and comprehensive care, close to home.