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Geisinger Health System Surgical Technologist Per Diem in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Assists surgeon with procedures related to the care of patient of all ages during surgical intervention.

Job Duties

Assists in the coordination of treatments with other disciplines. Provides basic patient assistance. Connects patients to clinical equipment as needed. Practices aseptic techniques while preparing for surgery including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setting up instrument table. Actively participates in surgical time and out and operating room briefing according to the universal protocol. Identifies correct surgical site with the circulating registered nurse and surgeon before incision of operative procedures. Maintains an accurate account of supplies including sponges, needles and instruments. Verifies count with the circulating nurse at end of procedure. Prepares, identifies and verifies all specimens obtained during the surgical procedure. Disposes of linens, needles and sharps in appropriate containers. Assesses wounds and applies or changes sterile dressing as instructed by the registered nurse. Maintains and documents universal precautions. Initiates emergency procedures. Participates in the admission and discharge process. Performs billing as appropriate for services rendered or equipment used. Participates in on-call rotations of operating room. Acts as a preceptor for students assigned to the surgical unit. Adheres to all policies, protocols and standards of care. Performs quality control monitoring. Performs additional duties including specimen collection, pleure-vac and traction set up, patient transport and post-mortem care. Assures all medications and solutions are labeled, under the registered nurse’s supervision. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

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