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This position is located in Lancaster, PA
$5,000 sign on minus taxes with 2 year commitment
Full-time, 1.0, 80 hr per two weeks working Day/evening/night rotation with every third weekend work/on call with one winter/one summer holiday, weekly eve/night on call rotation with 30 minute response time.
Assists in the delivery of patient care by handling instruments during operative procedures and by performing a variety of duties related to the preparation, processing and arrangement of surgical instruments and supplies under a Registered Nurse. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: neonatal (birth to 30 days), pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
Utilizes techniques of infection control. Monitors all personnel for compliance with aseptic techniques and safety standards.
Functions primarily as instrument handler on all types of surgical procedures involving and requiring conformance with specific sterile and aseptic techniques and
Secures, sets up and otherwise prepares the Operating Room equipment, instruments and supplies. Arranges instruments, tables, stands and other articles in specified order. Adjusts equipment within the Operating Room to meet the needs of the surgeon and operative requirements.
Functions as first assistant to the surgeon by handling tissue, using instruments to provide wound exposure and hemostasis, suction, sponge and bovie when needed, cutting tissue and tying suture as directed by surgeon, which may include closure of surgical wound.
Anticipates and supplies surgeon's needs for instruments, supplies and equipment in such a way that the surgeon need not divert his/her attention from the operative field.
Identifies emergency situations and responds in a calm and efficient manner. Recognizes surgical complications and anticipates corrective measures, assuring expeditious treatment.
Cares for contaminated instruments and supplies during and after the surgical procedures utilizing appropriate environmental control techniques.
Participates in the on-call system in the O.R. for emergency and urgency cases.
SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:
Participates in the education and orientation of surgical personnel.
Assists circulating nurse in providing direct patient care.
Participates in surgical procedure outside the department.
Periodically works in the instrument or utility room area. Duties in this area include sorting instruments and equipment, arranging set-ups, storing equipment for future use and picking instruments for scheduled cases.
Maintains established stock levels in the Operating Room suites.
Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required.
Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
If new to the Surgical Technologist role and hired after 12/28/2020, must be a graduate of an approved school of surgical technology and be certified within 6 months of hire or validation of completion of a surgical military training program (Army, Navy or Air Force).
All individuals hired after 12/29/2022, must be a graduate of an approved school of surgical technology and be certified within 6 months of hire or validation of completion of a surgical military training program (Army, Navy or Air Force).
This position requires FBI fingerprinting and child abuse clearances
This position requires a license or certification #LI-MDI
Internal Number: REQ-0018855
About Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (a partnership with Kindred Healthcare). We are an Accredited Trauma Center-Level I through the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation with 805 Licensed beds. Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.
Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region.