The Surgical Technician (ST) is a member of the Nursing Service/surgical team and provides assistance to the surgeon and other team members during surgical procedures. The Surgical Technician participates with the surgical team members in planning and implementing complex procedures under the general supervision of the surgical team. This announcement has been extended until 6/21/2021. Duties include but are not limited to: Prior to surgical procedures, independently sets up the sterile field with all required instrumentation, supplies, and medications During surgical procedures, organizes and handles all instrumentation, supplies, and medications on the sterile field Maintains aseptic technique Verifies surgical count accuracy Maintains a clean, safe environment Plans and discusses procedures with surgical professionals Communicates independently with patient and staff Assists with maintaining OR equipment Assists surgical team members with quality improvement activities Possess physical ability to stand for long periods of time, frequent moving, and lifting of patients and equipment required Highly Qualified Experience 2 years recent OR experience with complex cases (Robotic surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, ENT, Thoracic). Certified Surgical Technician (CST)- Preferred Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7am - 5:30pm; 11:00 am - 7:30pm; 1:00pm - 9:30pm Rotating Shifts - Various Shifts (Days/Evenings/Nights) with on-call and Weekends and Holiday rotation. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Position Description Title/PD#: Surgical Technician/ PD075560 and PD08050A Physical Requirements: This position requires long periods of standing with few breaks, as well as lifting, bending, positioning patients, and some movement of cumbersome equipment. Good body mechanics, personal stamina, and excellent powers of concentration are necessary to participate in lengthy procedures.
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