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Surgical Technologist - Geisinger Community Medical Center

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Job Title Surgical Technologist - Geisinger Community Medical Center Location Scranton, PA Job Category Diagnostic Services Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department GCMC Surgical Suite Team Date posted 08/12/2021 Job ID R-15540

Job Summary

***Joining Incentive for Qualified Applicants*** The Surgical Technologist assists surgeon with procedures related to the care of patient of all ages during surgical intervention.

Job Duties

  • Assists in the coordination of treatments with other disciplines.

  • Provides basic patient assistance.

  • Connects patients to clinical equipment as needed.

  • Practices aseptic techniques while preparing for surgery including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setting up instrument table.

  • Actively participates in surgical Time and out and operationg room briefing according to the universal protocol.

  • Identifies correct surgical site with the circulating registered nurse and surgeon before incision of operative procedures.

  • Maintains an accurate account of supplies including sponges, needles and instruments.

  • Verifies count with the circulating nurse at end of procedure.

  • Prepares, identifies and verifies all specimens obtained during the surgical procedure.

  • Disposes of linens, needles and sharps in appropriate containers.

  • Assesses wounds and applies or changes sterile dressing as instructed by the registered nurse.

  • Maintains and documents universal precautions.

  • Initiates emergency procedures.

  • Participates in the admission and discharge process.

  • Performs billing as appropriate for services rendered or equipment used.

  • Participates in on-call rotations of operating room.

  • Acts as a preceptor for students assigned to the surgical unit.

  • Adheres to all policies, protocols and standards of care.

  • Performs quality control monitoring.

  • Performs additional duties including specimen collection, pleure-vac and traction set up, patient transport and post-mortem care.

  • Assures all medications and solutions are labeled, under the registered nurse's supervision.


Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

***Joining Incentive for Qualified Applicants***

This Surgical Technologist is days 7-3:30pm, up to every other weekend and holiday rotation. Alternate shifts as needed. 30-minute response time for on call required.

Surgical technologists must meet at least one of the following requirements:

1. Successfully complete a program sponsored by an entity holding a nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and hold and maintain surgical technologist certification from an accredited certification program

2. Successfully complete an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air Force

3. Provide evidence that they maintain a surgical technologist certification from an accredited certification program, were employed to practice as a surgical technologist by the health care facility on or before the effective date of the law, or were employed to practice as a surgical technologist as the individual's primary function in another health care facility at any time during the two years immediately preceding the effective date of this law of December 28, 2020

We’re proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage

  • Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)

  • Employer contribution to your retirement plan

  • Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)

  • Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.

  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders

  • Paid Military Leave

  • Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Surgical Technology (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Our Purpose & Values

Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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