Job Title: Surgical Technologist: Open Heart-Cardiovascular (FT/Days)
This position is located in Lancaster, PA
$7,500 sign on with a 2 year committment
Full-time, 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks working dayshift either 6:30am-3:00pm or 7:00am-4:30pm with on call 2-3 times per week and one weekend every 3-4 weeks with one summer, one winter holiday. 30 minute response time.
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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. This pposition is with the Open Heart-Cardiovascular team located at Lancaster General Hospital
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 procedures.
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.
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 a professional Certification
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