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Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals as well as a Level I trauma center. Hartford Hospital is on the cutting edge of technology & medical care and is home to the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. Housing the Northeast s largest robotic surgery center, committed to becoming the best in the country for patient safety and is pursuing that goal by taking innovative action and creating a culture of safety at every level within the organization.
The Surgical technologist will provide service and support before, during, and after surgical procedures. They will ensures the presence and proper arrangement of surgical equipment and supplies in the operating room to each operation; assists the surgeon during the operation as allowed by professional and legal standards; and assists with cleaning operating room after the operation ensuring proper routing of equipment, and used material.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Assesses and obtains supplies, equipment, and instruments as necessary for each surgical procedure, utilizing staff and written resources appropriately. Sets up for each procedure according to established OR table set-ups. Labels all medications as ordered via the surgeon/anesthesiologist.
Assures availability/readiness of all necessary equipment and supplies. Responsible for assuring the sterility of the operative field. Drapes the patient as requested. Assists the surgeon during the operative procedure and is responsible for performing/documenting all counts. Assists with the room turnovers, and may assist with the transport of the patient.
Precepts for scrub technologists on orientation and scrub technology students in clinical training. Provides instruction in scrubbing technique for RNs and other healthcare students as directed. Maintains instrumentation knowledge base by performing job tasks as described in the OR Support Services job description, when required. Assists in updating clinical resources (e.g., instrument and preference lists, and teaching aids).
Demonstrates knowledge of intraoperative patient care spectrum and performs according to basic standards of care. Maintains a safe environment for the patient by following policies and procedures related to the environment (e.g., surgical asepsis, electrical and safety, OR sanitation, processing and sterilization of instrumentation, infection control, and tissue/fluid cultures).
Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet age specific patient needs utilizing critical thinking skills.
Assists in performing circulating skills and tasks.
Applies knowledge related to emergency situations and surgical procedures in the operating room.
Participates in hospital sponsored educational offerings and in-services sessions to enhance clinical knowledge and expertise, and maintain clinical practice standards.
Completion of a CAAHEP-accredited surgical technician program.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
Must be certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
Maintenance of CPR, BLS validation and attendance of annual Validation Day required.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:
Strict adherence to policies and regulations regarding maintenance of sterile field required.
Knowledge and practice of basic care and patient safety concepts.
Application of the principles of asepsis in a manner that provides optimal patient care.
Knowledge of OR emergency situations.
Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
Knowledge of name and function of surgical equipment and instrumentation required.
Knowledge of various surgical procedures with the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and to recognize the problems encountered by the surgeon.
Maintains certification by participating in continuing education activities.
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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment .
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