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Surgical Tech

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.
$16k Sign On Bonus Available
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--- Higher Pay Scales and Sign-On Incentives
--- Flexible Schedule to live the life you deserve
--- Rewarding Higher Differentials with working on the Weekend

Mercy Health

About Us

As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.

Surgical Technologist Certified - Mercy Health Boardman

Job Summary:

The Certified Surgical Technologist facilitates the operative or other invasive procedure by preparing and providing the required sterile instruments, supplies and equipment alongside the surgical team.

Essential Functions:

Provides instruments and supplies to the surgical team during the procedure and maintains aseptic technique.
Prepares, maintains, and organizes sterile supplies and instrument for the procedure.
Provides complete case preparation with the ability to adapt of special instruments, supplies, and equipment.
Assists with pre and post procedure cleaning of the operative room and instruments.
Prepares and performs surgical skin prep and clipping as indicated by procedure.

Education:

Associates Degree, Vocational Certification, or Military Certificate in Surgical Technology (required)

Licensure/Certification:

Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association (preferred)
Must be certified by one of the following: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA) or Tech in Surgery - Certified (TS-C), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (required)
Registered Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with the Virginia Board of Medicine (required if currently reside in Virginia)

Experience:

One year of perioperative, operating room, or related military surgical technology experience (preferred)

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
Facilitates the operative or other invasive procedure by preparing and providing the required sterile instruments, supplies and equipment. Maintains the sterile field and anticipates and responds to the needs of the surgical team.

Essential Job Functions
--- Functions as the scrub person and assists as trained during operative and other invasive procedures by assembling supplies and equipment required for the procedure.
--- Prepares and organizes sterile supplies and instrument for the procedure and performs surgical counts with the circulating RN according to policy.
--- Maintains an organized sterile field and ensures the sterility of the field by taking corrective action as needed. Assists with placement of sterile drapes. Provides instruments and supplies to the surgical team during the procedure and maintains aseptic technique.
--- Retrieves and collects specimens and labels specimens appropriately and correctly.
--- Reports any implanted devices, catheters, drains, and packing to circulator.
--- Provides complete case preparation and has knowledge, with the ability to adapt, of special instruments, supplies, and equipment needs for patient populations.
--- Demonstrates knowledge of patients' rights and responsibilities according to the patients age and understanding.
--- Demonstrates understanding of patients Advance Directives.
--- Assists in CPR as needed.
--- Assists with pre and post procedure cleaning of the operative or invasive procedure room and necessary instruments.
--- BSMH Surgical Technologist are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH policy.
--- Participates in ongoing educational and competency verification opportunities.
--- Participates in financial accountability by utilizing resources in a cost-conscious manner and offers performance improvement initiatives.
--- Participates in all patient safety care measures.
--- Accessible for "on call" as scheduled and is available within the time frames as indicated by the department.
--- Participates in the orientation of new staff and students as assigned.
--- Prepares and performs surgical skin prep and clipping as indicated by procedure. Inserts urinary catheter as required.
--- Demonstrates flexibility regarding unit/area staffing and scheduling needs.
--- Maintains personal grooming and attire consistent with BSMH policy.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Licensing/Certification
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification, NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) (required) If located in Virginia, registered as a CST with the Virgina Board of Medicine (required)

BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)

Education
Associates Degree, Vocational Certification, or Military Certificate in Surgical Technology (required)

Work Experience
One year of perioperative, operating room, or related military surgical technology experience (preferred)

Training
None

Language
None

Patient Population
Neonates (0-4 weeks)
Infant (1-12 months)
Pediatrics (1-12 years)
Adolescents (13-17 years)
Adults (18-64 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Working Conditions
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*
May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
May be required to use physical restraints
May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*
May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.
May have periods of constant interruptions
Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions
Prolonged periods of working alone

* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

Physical Requirements
Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%
Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%
Stoop/Kneel 1-33%
Crawling 0%
Climbing 0%
Balance 34-66%
Bending 34-66%
Sitting 1-33%
Walking 1-33%
Standing 67-100%

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Maneuver weight of patients
Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
Reach above shoulder
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Finger Dexterity
Color Vision
Acuity - far
Acuity - near
Depth perception
Use of latex products
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
Exposure to moving mechanical parts
Exposure to dust/fumes
Exposure to potential electrical shock
Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
Exposure to high pitched noises
Gaseous risk exposure

Skills
Ability to Follow Instructions
Able to Work Independently
Anatomy
Anticipate Needs
Communication
Critical Thinking
Infection Control
Knowledge of AORN and AST Recommendations
Move with a sense of urgency
Physiology
Possess Surgical Conscience
Professionalism
Self-Directed
Takes Direction
Teamwork
Microsoft Office

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
Educational Assistance
And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com%28546300% %%medtech%%

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