Surgical Technician Certified (FT) - Alaska Surgery Center
Company: Surgery Care Affiliates
Posted on: June 24, 2022
OverviewSurgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty
care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning
physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal:
delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and
communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in
health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for
patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a
national leader in surgical care, SCAs 10,000 teammates operate
more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million
patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit .
Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits
+ Positive work culture
+ Career growth opportunities
+ Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance eligible on
Day 1 of employment
+ Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
+ Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
+ Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability
+ Excellent 401(k) Plan
Surgical Care Affiliates is currently seeking aCertified Surgical
Technician!As part of our team the Certified Surgical Technician
will prepare the operating room, including the sterile field,
setting up surgical equipment, supplies and solutions. During
surgery, the certified surgical technician will pass instruments,
fluids and supplies to the surgeon and prepare and manage surgical
equipment.Accountabilities / ResponsibilitiesSkills and
+ Ability to correlate clinical data with patients care under the
direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
+ Ability to set priorities.
+ Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and
promotes efficiency throughout the clinical areas of the
+ Ability to communicate well with patients, Teammates, physicians,
other members of the healthcare team, etc.
+ Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice
+ Delivers safe patient care as directed by the Registered Nurse
and according to facility policy and procedure.
+ Ensures provision of patient care daily in an organized and
+ Adheres to all policies and procedures when providing patient
+ Demonstrates knowledge of specific responsibilities in all
+ Demonstrates ability to respond to patient care needs in an
emergency situation and under direction of Clinical
+ Initiates and implements basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(BCLS) under the direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered
+ Demonstrates ability to meet patients learning needs as
identified in the plan of care under the direction of the Clinical
+ Orients the patient to the patient care environment and facility
routines as directed by Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
+ Assists the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse to implement the
teaching plan for the patient as directed
+ Assists the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse to provide
appropriate interventions related to patient and environmental
+ Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated
skills identified for position.
+ Completes competencies and competencies checklists for education
and training specific to job position, duties, role and
responsibilities and according to facility policy and schedule.
+ Functions as a certified Surgical Technologist in the operating
room/ procedure room under the direction of the Registered
+ Assists with gowning and gloving other members of the surgical
+ Assists with the preparation of the operating room for surgical
+ Assists with draping of patients.
+ Assists with care, preparation, maintenance and after-care of
sterile and un-sterile supplies and equipment.
+ Knows and practices the principles and procedures of sterile
+ Handles specimens in accordance with facility policy and
+ Removes drapes at end of procedure, cleanses the patients of prep
solution and applies dressing as needed.
+ Cleans and/or disinfects instruments and equipment after use and
returns it to the proper area for storage or processing.
+ Differentiates sterilization methods required for specific
instruments and equipment.
+ Participates in sponge, instrument and needle count with the
+ Demonstrates ability to understand and use sterilizers,
high-level disinfectors, instrument washers, and other designated
+ Demonstrates ability to understand use, function, interpretation,
documentation, and record-keeping of chemical and biological
indicators related to instrument and equipment high-level
disinfection and sterilization processes.
+ Demonstrates understanding of operating room/procedure room
technical equipment according to manufacturers guidelines, policy
+ Assists with stocking, replenishing and preparation of
+ Updates knowledge in surgical techniques and related nursing
+ Checks updated schedule every morning and prepares room supplies
+ Utilizes time effectively.
+ Follows established facility policies and procedures with regard
+ Maintains attendance according to guidelines and policy
established by facility.
+ Adheres to tardiness policy.
+ Provides notification for unscheduled absences or tardiness in
accordance with established departmental procedures as noted by
+ Requests scheduled time off according to procedure as noted by
+ Completes all documentation to ensure the availability of
accurate and up to date information in accordance with established
+ Adheres to established facility safety requirements and
procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
+ Demonstrates competent usage of proper body mechanics in all
+ Identifies potentially unsafe situations and notifies
+ Completes all employee/patient incident documentation in a
thorough and timely manner, as required by facility policy.
+ Demonstrates complete understanding of established emergency
procedures for department and surgery center.
+ Practices infection control and standard precautions as
instructed or trained.
Assists with housekeeping tasks as necessary to provide a safe
environment for patients, teammates, physicians, guests.
+ Maintains and evaluates own clinical expertise and clinical
+ Attends 75% of unit based staff meetings and demonstrates review
of minutes for any meetings missed.
+ Provides in-services as requested by management
+ Participates in scheduled performance appraisals and demonstrates
dedication to ongoing performance improvement.
+ Responsibly demonstrates the importance of continuing education
to the performance of facility responsibilities and growth in
+ Maintains and displays appropriate knowledge of professional
developments through printed material or other sources.
+ Attends professional training seminars when appropriate for job
development and shares information with other Teammates.
+ Attends and participates in all applicable facility training and
development workshops scheduled by the facility
+ Maintains work area and equipment in an organized and clean
+ Maintains dress and appearance according to standards as observed
+ Maintains up-to-date knowledge of job description, role, and
responsibilities through continuing education activities
+ Maintains certification requirements and submits required
evidence of certification to facility management for teammate
+ Strives to be professional, courteous, helpful and
+ Performs all other duties as assigned by management.
+ Upholds and practices the principles and policies of the SCA
+ Demonstrates competency in performing job task, role, and
responsibilities at least on an annual basis.
+ Demonstrates the safe operation of equipment and machinery and
follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe
+ Communicates patient information to assure confidentiality and
continuity of care. Protects all patient information according to
established standards of care, policies and procedures
+ Discusses patient information with other health team members in
an appropriate environment
+ Interacts with all patients, visitors and fellow employees in a
mature, responsible manner to ensure a positive and professional
+ Displays a caring and responsive attitude and conducts all
activities respecting patient, family and employee rights and
+ Maintains confidentiality of all facility and patient information
as required by facility policy
+ Fosters a positive and professional surgery center environment by
interacting with all persons in a considerate, helpful and
courteous manner and by participating as a team member
+ Diffuses/resolves conflict by appropriately communicating with
+ Accepts developmental and motivational feedback and gives
suggestions in a professional manner
+ Considers age specific needs in caring for and communicating with
patients and family/guests
+ Completes appropriate financial management responsibilities.
+ Provides input re: equipment needs/supply needs.
+ Completes patient charges in accordance with facility
+ Demonstrates sound cost containment techniques.
+ Participates in periodic inventory count as assigned by
+ Proficiency or Productivity Standards
Proficiency or Productivity Standards:ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS:Indoors in climate controlled environment. Patient care
environment with potential exposure to unpleasant odors, to blood
and body fluids which may carry infection, to infectious disease,
and to chemical and electrical hazards. Occasional exposure to
outdoor climate.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Good visual acuity, accurate
color vision. Ability to lift/transfer patients in excess of 100
pounds, which may require pushing, pulling and essentially
utilizing a full range of body movement. Ability to stand, walk,
stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. Ability to reach, grasp, use
fine finger movement and feel fine sensation to discern
temperature, texture, size and shape. Ability to speak and
hear.MACHINES/EQUIPMENT USED:Surgical equipment in OR. Office
equipment, computer, copier.Qualifications+ Graduate of a
recognized and accredited Surgical Technology Program.
+ Prior Experience as an ORT preferred.
+ Current Surgical Technologist certification.
+ Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment
or documentation of current BCLS certification. SCA requires all
new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination
status. SCA will also adhere to all federal, state and local
regulations as well as related company policy. When required, SCA
will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to
As a representative of Surgical Care Affiliates, all comments,
attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct impact on the
Facilitys success. Interaction with patients, families, physicians,
referral sources, affiliated schools, visitors, volunteers,
co-workers, supervisors, vendors, etc. must be in a manner that is
friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and
professional. This behavior should promote an atmosphere of
teamwork, a culture of safety, and in accordance with SCA Core
We value Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Surgical Care
Affiliates: SCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and
all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, national origin, disability and genetic information, or any
other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are
required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.Job
ID_11646_Employee Type_Regular_Employee Status_Full-time_Group
Keywords: Surgery Care Affiliates, Anchorage , Surgical Technician Certified (FT) - Alaska Surgery Center, Professions , Anchorage, Alaska
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