Surgical Tech Certified (FT) - Northeast Alliance Surgery Center
Surgical Care Affiliates
Location: Hamden, CT, USA
Internal Number: 184052544
# of Openings: 1 Category: Technician/Clinical Unlicensed System ID: 22403 Group Name: Acela Salary Min: USD $17.12/Hr. Salary Max: USD $30.34/Hr.
Today, SCA Health has grown to 11,000 teammates who care for 1 million patients each year and support physician specialists holistically in many aspects of patient care. Together, our teammates create value in specialty care by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering on the quadruple aim of high-quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care.
As part of Optum, we participate in an integrated care delivery system that enables us to support our partners as they navigate a complex healthcare environment, Only SCA Health has a dynamic group of physician-driven, specialty care businesses that allows us to customize solutions, no matter the need or challenge:
We connect patients to physicians in new and differentiated ways as part of Optum and with our new Specialty Management Solutions business.
We have pioneered a physician-led, multi-site model of practice solutions that restores physician agency by aligning incentives to support growth and transition to value-based care.
We lead the industry in value-based payment solutions through our Global 1 bundled payment convener, that provides easy predictable billing to patients.
We help physicians address everything beyond surgical procedures, including anesthesia and ancillary service lines.
The new SCA Health represents who we are today and where we are going-and the growing career opportunities for YOU.
Accountabilities / Responsibilities
We are actively hiring for an Surgical Technologist Certified.
Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.
Function as a scrub person during operative and other invasive procedures by
Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, laser, mechanical, and thermal sources.
Demonstrating safe operating of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.
Performing accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items.
Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient's advocate.
Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.
Performing interventions to maintain the patient's wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.
Performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection.
Assembling supplies and equipment required for the procedure.
Preparing and organizing sterile supplies and instruments for the procedure.
Providing instruments and supplies to the surgical team during the procedure.
Protecting the patient's rights, dignity, and privacy.
Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.
Maintaining a fire safe environment.
Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique.
Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy.
Maintain radiation safety at all times in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
Clean and prepare surgical instruments for processing and transport them to the decontamination areas.
Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes.
Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to care.
Document episode of care accurately, timely, completely, and legibly.
Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the perioperative team and other stakeholders.
Assist with post procedure cleaning of the operative or other invasive procedure room and preparation of room for subsequent patients.
Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning perioperative patient care.
Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
Participate in the performance appraisal process.
Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships.
Maintain required competencies.
Pursue professional growth.
Act as a patient advocate and main privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
Comply with all SCA and facility policies and procedures, regulatory and accreditation standards and professional guidelines when providing patient care.
Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
High School Graduate or equivalent.
Graduate of a recognized and accredited Surgical Technologist Program.
Prior Experience as a Surgical Technologist preferred.
Current Surgical Technologist certification preferred.
Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS certification.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Physically demanding, high-stress environment
Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
Pushing and pulling heavy objects
Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment
Manual and finger dexterity
Hand eye coordination
Standing and walking for extensive periods of time
Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs
Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range
Surgical Care Affiliates (S.C.A) was launched in 1982 and we operate 185 surgical facilities, including surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in 34 states. We employ approximately 5,000 teammates and more than 7,500 physicians perform procedures in SCA facilities each year. More than 2,000 of these physicians, along with 45+ leading health systems are partnered with us. S.C.A is invested in the success in changing the healthcare market place and improving service models by generating new approaches. The company’s mission is to care for patients, serve physicians, and improve healthcare in America. It achieves this mission by focusing on its core values of clinical quality, integrity, service excellence, teamwork, accountability and continuous improvement.