MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Center has been named to the 2019 Americaï¿½s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the V. P. of Perioperative Service and OR Clinical Coordinator, and under the direction of the OR RN and according to established policies, procedures, and OR standards facilitates safe and effective surgical, invasive and diagnostic procedures. Ensures patient safety by providing the surgeon adequate supplies, functioning equipment, and instruments. The surgical technologist possesses an expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique, human anatomy, surgical procedures, implementation tools, and technologies to facilitate a surgeonï¿½s performance of invasive, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Practice is in compliance with all regulatory agencies including: The Joint Commission, Department of Public Health, CMS, CDC, and OSHA.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides competency based patient and family centered care to patients of all ages undergoing elective and emergency surgical, invasive and diagnostic procedures
ï¿½Minimizes delays for the surgeon, patient and family by ensuring supplies, instruments and equipment are available and participates in all other activities to ensure that all ï¿½Roomï¿½ preparations have been completed.
ï¿½In conjunction with the Service Leader and Educator for Perioperative Service Serves as a resource to other scrub personnel, including but not limited to OR and Perinatal RNs, Surgical Technologists, and students
ï¿½Communicates physicianï¿½s requests for any changes in supplies, instruments, and equipment to the Specialty Service Leader
ï¿½Competent to scrubs all elective and emergency surgical procedures performed at MWMC
ï¿½Maintains up-to-date knowledge of AORN Standards and Recommended Practices
ï¿½Actively participates in unit based staff meetings and educational programs. Responsible to seek out information when unable to attend meetings or programs
ï¿½Maintains up-to-date knowledge in clinical advances in the equipment and supplies used
ï¿½Participates in the development and revision of policies and procedures
Quality and Safety
ï¿½Complies with unit or hospital based Quality Improvement and safety programs
ï¿½Complies with regulations including but not limited to: The Joint Commission, CDC, CMS, and DPH
ï¿½Identifies and participates in resolution of problems
ï¿½Monitors the condition of instruments and equipment
ï¿½Immediately removes defective equipment, instruments and supplies from service and notifies the Specialty Service Leader
ï¿½Minimizes wastage of supplies be referring to the surgeonï¿½s preference card when preparing for the case
ï¿½Informs Specialty Service Leader when items need to be added or deleted to the preference card
ï¿½Minimizes the expenses required for repair or replacement by caring for the instruments and equipment from the
time of set-up through to the time of transfer to SPD
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
ï¿½Equivalent to high school diploma
ï¿½Graduate for an accredited program of surgical technology
ï¿½AST certification required
ï¿½Ability to arrive to the hospital within 30 minutes from the time called when on-call
Primary Location: Framingham, Massachusetts
Facility: MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005021874
About MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.