Huggins Hospital

  • Surgical Technologist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
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    Location: State/Province Full Name
    New Hampshire
  • Overview

    Under the general supervision of the Clinical Coordinator and Director of Surgical Services, is responsible for the delivery of safe, effective and quality patient/family centered care in Surgical Services.


    Education: Graduate from an accredited surgical technology program. Certification preferred



    Experience: Current clinical skills within scope of practice; Effectively organize work and set priorities; Current infection control practice; Positive bedside manner; Applicable physio/social/spiritual knowledge related to patient care; practices safe work conditions; Works effectively within the healthcare team; Able to work irregular hours including call


    Licensure: Current State Registration as a Medical Technician; Basic Life Support; Certification preferred


    Clinical Competency

    • Demonstrates knowledge of various surgical procedures with the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and to recognize the problems encountered by the surgeon
    • Identifies the name and function of surgical equipment and instrumentation
    • Applies knowledge of normal and pathological anatomy and physiology to individualize patient care
    • Demonstrates the application of the principles of asepsis and disinfection in a knowledgeable manner in the care of supplies, instruments, and the environment
    • Follows strict adherence to policies and regulations regarding maintenance of the sterile field
    • Identifies the principles of sterile technique and applies these techniques when assisting each operative procedure
    • Performs “time out” procedure for every patient to ensure correct side, site and level prior to procedure
    • Protects patient from injury caused by chemical, electrical, positioning, heat and/or extraneous objects
    • Performs count procedure to protect patient from unintended retained foreign objects
    • Manages patient specimen according to hospital policy
    • Measures and passes medications, hemostatic agents and irrigation solutions utilized during the surgical procedure
    • Prepares sterile dressings and/or immobilization devices.
    • May apply dressings per surgeon’s orders
    • Updates and keeps accurate records of the surgeon’s preferences
    • Identifies and acts appropriately to an OR emergency situation
    • Cross trains to Sterile Processing Department
    • May have to lift more than 25 pounds

    Patient Advocacy

    • Protects the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy
    • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families
    • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
    • Utilize appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, hearing and sight impaired individuals, and/or healthcare illiteracy
    • Takes proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse to your supervisor including child, geriatric, sexual, and spousal abuse


    • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments
    • Follows hospital and nursing division's mission, philosophies and standards of care
    • Participates in quality review and performance improvement projects


    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and/or participating in professional societies
    • Demonstrates the accountability as a health care professional by recognizing each practitioner is individually responsible for his/her actions


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