Ambulatory Surgical Technologist - Pittston Medical Hub
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-18810
The Ambulatory Surgical Technologist assists surgeon with procedures related to the care of patients of all ages during surgical intervention.
Assists in the coordination of treatments with other disciplines.
Provides basic patient assistance.
Connects patients to clinical equipment as needed.
Practices aseptic techniques while preparing for surgery including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setting up instrument table.
Actively participates in surgical timeout.
Identifies correct surgical site with the circulating Registered Nurse and surgeon for operative procedures.
Maintains an accurate account of supplies including sponges, needles and instruments, per policy.
Prepares, identifies and verifies all specimens obtained during the surgical procedure.
Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies, and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.
Disposes of linens, needles, and sharps in appropriate containers.
Assesses wounds and applies or changes sterile dressing as instructed by the Registered Nurse and Surgeon.
Anticipates needs of surgeon during the intra-operative phase.
Cleans and prepares room between procedures and organizes effectively for end-of-case cleanup.
Reports to the Registered Nurse, reactions, results of procedures, and any changes observed in the patient's condition.
Documents pertinent medical information and initiates emergency procedures where indicated.
Restocks Operating rooms, monitors inventory and pulls case supplies for the following day.
Assists in the training of new personnel in the primary area of responsibility.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
This Ambulatory Surgical Technologist position is a 4 days/week, 10 hour shift Monday-Friday position with rotating start times between 7a-9am. No Weekends, Holidays, or on-call. At least 1 year of Surgical Technologist experience is highly preferred. If you enjoy working in a team environment, become part of our growing team at our New Pittston Medical Hub!
Surgical technologists must meet at least one of the following requirements:
-Successfully complete a program sponsored by an entity holding a nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation, and hold and maintain surgical technologist certification from an accredited certification program
-Successfully complete an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air Force
-Provide evidence that they maintain a surgical technologist certification from an accredited certification program, were employed to practice as a surgical technologist by the health care facility on or before the effective date of the law, or were employed to
practice as a surgical technologist as the individual's primary function in another health care facility at any time during the two years immediately preceding the effective date of this law, December 28, 2020
Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Surgical Technologist - National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA); US Army, US Navy, or US Air Force program for Surgical Technologists or Operating Room Specialist in lieu of surgical technologist certification (CST) - Default Issuing Body
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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