Ascension Health Surgical Technologist - Surgery in Bridgeport, Connecticut

We Are Hiring

Title:Surg Technologist

City, State: Bridgeport,CT

Location: St Vincent's Medical Center

Department:Surgery 001

Additional Job Details:Full-Time,Days,80 hours, Bi-Weekly

Why Join Ascension?

St. Vincent’s Health Services, part of Ascension, operates St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and a number of other sites of care. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent’s is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional healthcare for all with special consideration for the poor and underserved.

What You Will Do

Job Summary:

TheSurgical Technologist, facilitates the safe and efficient performance of surgical procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares surgical operating suite with sterile drapes and sterile solutions as well as appropriate sterile and non-sterile instruments and supplies.

  • Hands required/requested instruments and supplies to surgeon during surgery.

  • Assists with preparing, transporting, positioning and draping patients.

  • Maintains instruments in an organized manner and monitors/tracks instruments counts throughout procedures.

  • Demonstrates expertise in the preparation process for the surgical procedure after consultation with the surgical team as to identified plan of care.

  • Understands and utilizes principles of surgical asepsis.

  • Implements barrier precautions in the decontamination of the surgical suite and equipment post operatively.

  • Functions as a collaborative team member enhancing inter and intradepartmental relationships.

  • Uses high reliability behaviors to provide safe and efficient patient care.

  • Other Duties as assigned

  • Follows safe guidelines and limitations for receiving, transporting, and stocking of intravenous (IV) fluids as related to specified essential job duties. Ensures that intravenous (IV) fluids are kept safe and secure, have not been tampered with and are not expired. Intravenous(IV) fluids are defined as solutions containing 5 % dextrose, 0.9 % sodium chloride or combinations of these two solutions.

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

  • CertifiedBLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA)obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • CertifiedBLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Red Crossobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • CertifiedSurgical Techspecializing inSurgerycredentialed from theNational Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Education and Work Experience:

  • HS or Equivalent. Graduate of an accredited surgical technologist program required

  • Experience preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Vincent’s Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment, selection, placement, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay, or any other employment decision made by St. Vincent’s Health Services based on the needs of St. Vincent’s Health Services and the job related qualifications and abilities of the candidates, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, union affiliation, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, job assignments, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

St. Vincent’s Health Services is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccpeeosupplementfinaljrfqa508c.pdf

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9). This law applies to individuals hired, including PRN, part-time and temporary employees, volunteers and students.Additionally, St Vincent's Healthcare is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is a web based program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration that supplements the current I-9 eligibility verification process. The program determines whether the information provided by the new hire matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.

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