Assists surgeons, anesthetist and registered nurses in the delivery of perioperative care to patients. Under the direction of the registered nurse, acts as a primary scrub person handling surgical instruments, equipment and supplies necessary during a procedure.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the general direction of the Director and in accordance with standards of care and practice established by the Nursing Organization, the specific department; the rules, regulations and/or standards established by the State Board of Nursing, the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN), Association of Surgical Technologist and appropriate specialty organizations relevant to the patient population under care, the incumbent performs the following functions:
Secures supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure based on patient needs.
Assists with preparation of the operating room using sterile technique.
Demonstrates knowledge of surgeons’ preferences and ability to anticipate surgeons’ needs.
Follows steps for scrubbing, gowning and gloving.
Performs needle, sponge and instrument counts with the registered nurse.
Creates and maintains a neat, organized sterile field.
Ensures all equipment is functioning properly before use.
Demonstrates knowledge of supplies, instrumentation, equipment and suture material required for individual patient.
Follows proper technique for checking medications on the sterile field with the registered nurse and transferring the medication to the surgeon for administration during the procedure.
Demonstrates ability to assist surgeon with draping of sterile field.
Prepares instruments for terminal cleaning.
Assists with patient transfer from operating room table.
Participates in maintaining department inventory of supplies.
Work schedule varies according to shift.
May work 8 - 12 hours per shift with weekend coverage based on individual unit needs.
Ability to cover for absences by rotating or working extra shifts.
Required to be on call weekdays; weekends and holidays as scheduled by the department needs.
Response time for on call will be within 30 minute time frames.
Graduate from an approved Surgical Technologist program.
Previous OR surgical experience preferred.
Surgical Technologist certification and continuation of certification required
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Currently registered with New Hampshire Board of Medical Technicians
Additional Salary Information: Up to a $5,000.00 sign on bonus based on experience.
Internal Number: 2001496
About Catholic Medical Center
Catholic Medical Center (CMC), a member of GraniteOne Health, is a nonprofit acute-care hospital and regional health system based in Manchester, New Hampshire, with a commitment to delivering the highest quality and most advanced healthcare to patients across the state.
CMC is one of New Hampshire’s largest health systems, licensed for 330-beds, with an affiliated medical staff of over 400 providers and more than 3,000 employees. We serve more than 180,000 patients each year, offering a wide variety of healthcare services in a highly technical and mission-oriented environment. Our history is rich with religious connection and commitment to the well-being of the human race, yet we constantly evolve to meet and exceed patient expectations.