Surgical Technologist

Location: Peabody, MA
Job ID: 169474-1A
Date Posted: Aug 8, 2021
Category: Clinical Technician

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Position Summary:

The Surgical Technologist (ST) is a member of the surgical team responsible for providing intra-operative care to the surgical patient. This job requires working in a fast paced environment, with a focus on patient progression goals, quality initiatives and achieving the highest level of patient satisfaction. They will precept other staff and students.  The ST functions under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse/Circulating Nurse.

Shift

40 hour: Days

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Assists and collaborates with the Circulating nurse to set up for surgical

procedures with proper instrumentation, equipment and supplies.

  1. Primary role is as a ST, passing instruments and supplies to the surgeon at the sterile field.
  2. Anticipates needs of surgical team during the procedure and provides them

with proper instruments, equipment, supplies to meet these needs.

  1. Assists in the care, cleaning and maintenance of all general and specialty

instruments, equipment and supplies according to established guidelines,

policies and procedures.

  1. Collaborates with the Circulating nurse to insure the accuracy of all sponge, sharps and instrument counts according to established policies and procedures.
  2. Responsible for application of the principles of aspesis to maintain integrity of the sterile field.
  3. Participates in the quality improvement/quality assurance process at the unit level.
  4. Communicates effectively
  5. Parallel Processing in collaboration with circulating nurse/team staff to 

achieve and maintain turnover goals and on-time starts.

  1. Actively participates in performing the essential components of the WHO  

Checklist, hand hygiene, and other department safety and quality initiatives.

  1. Must be able to take assignment of “on-call” for specified nights, weekends and holidays.
  2. Handles specimens according to policy and procedure
  3. Incorporates Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities
  1. Complies with all Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Policies
  1. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
  2. Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients
  1. Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment
  1. Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards
  1. Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  1. Successfully completes Mandatory Education.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Requires successful completion of an approved surgical technologist program or surgical technologist training in the military services.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Certified Surgical Technologist credential through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.