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Job Details

Surgical Technician (Operating Room)

Date Posted: 12/01/2022

Requisition Number: 467

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital 

Work Days: (4) 10 hour variable shifts; on-call weekends, nights & holidays required  

Category: Clinical Support  

Department: OR Cambridge  

Job Type: Full time  

Work Shift: Day 

Hours/Week: 40.00 

Union: Yes 

Union Name: CH Laborers 380

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

CHA Perioperative Services consists of Orthopedics, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Urology, Plastics, Podiatry, Vascular and Endoscopy and many other services. Cambridge Health Alliance's experienced Surgery team has performed thousands of procedures at some of Boston's finest teaching hospitals. Today, we have recruited highly-regarded surgeons and are able to provide state-of-the-art care in our operating rooms. The department has grown significantly adding skilled surgeons who bring specialized care to our communities. Our most recent initiatives includes a minimally invasive surgery program, hepatobiliary and pancreatic program, and multidisciplinary breast center. All of our Surgeons handle routine cases as well as more complex procedures. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to reduce the discomfort and recovery time of surgery. Many procedures can now be done on an outpatient basis with patients going home the same day. These procedures including Endoscopy are performed at Cambridge and Everett hospital and outpatient Endoscopy is performed at our Somerville Campus.   

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
The main purpose of the Surgical Technician  is to provide quality patient care according to Cambridge Health Alliance, the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, and the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates standards of nursing practice and the Surgical Technologist role expectations. The role of the Surgical Technologist is to assist the surgical provider and circulating nurse through preparation and assistance with surgical procedures. Surgical technologists prepare surgical equipment, provide equipment to surgeons during surgery, maintaining the integrity of the sterile environment within the operating room and complete other tasks as appropriate. Clinical leadership at Cambridge Health Alliance is manifested by personal commitment, accountability, and initiative in clinical practice. Patients are our priority. The surgical technologist assists patients to reach their health care goals.

ON CALL RESPONSIBILITIES REQUIRED FOR NIGHTS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS

Education/Training:

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Graduate of an accredited surgical technologist program required. Successful completion of Periop101 during CHA orientation
Certifications:
American Heart Association BLS certification and Certified Surgical Technician certifications are required
Work Experience:
Minimum 2 years current surgical technologist experience required

KEYWORDS: SURGICAL TECHNICIAN, SURG TECH

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.
 

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