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Certified Surgical Technologist

Company: Nuvance Health
Location: Danbury
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

Summary:

To perform scrub duties and assist in the nursing care of the surgical patient before, during and after the surgical procedure.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provides a safe, efficient, and supportive environment for the surgical patient.

  2. Applies the knowledge of normal pathological anatomy and physiology & the actions of pharmacologic agents in order to individualize patient care.

  3. Applies principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner to provide optimum patient care. This includes respect of the patient's right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality.

  4. Prepares and knows the specific uses of all equipment & supplies used for surgical procedures. Demonstrates knowledge of the step by step progress of specific surgical procedures & display dexterity in the use of the required instrumentation.

  5. Anticipates the needs of the surgeon in order to expedite the procedure, thus minimizing the patient's exposure to surgical and anesthetic stress.

  6. Develops and improves skills in the organization of work & in assisting the surgeon in learning to use economy in time, motion & materials.

  7. Identifies emergency situations and uses judgement in instituting established procedures to respond to emergencies in a calm & efficient manner.

  8. Completes a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education per year, and maintains certification. Completes preceptor training & demonstrates the ability to perform one-on-one instruction for all students & staff learning the scrub role.

  9. Participates in providing in-servicing to other staff relative to role as surgical technologist.

  10. Functions efficiently and in a professional manner in all aspects of surgical care, during both routine & special duties, recognizing the importance in teamwork, consideration & cooperation.

  11. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:

Required: Surgical Technologist Certification.

Minimum Experience: one year

Desired:

Location: Danbury-24 Hospital Ave

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours: 8.00

FTE: 0.100000

Work Schedule: Rotating 8

Work Shift: variable shifts 7 am - 11 pm network position

Org Unit: 211

Department: Operating Room

Exempt: No

Credentials:

Essential:

  • Association of Surgical Technologists

Education:

Essential:

  • HS Graduate or Equivalent

Working conditions:

Essential:

  • Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
  • Significant occupational risk
  • Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force
  • Significant exposure to dirt, odor, noise, human waste, etc.

Nuvance Health and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Keywords: Nuvance Health, Danbury , Certified Surgical Technologist, Other , Danbury, Connecticut

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