Certified Surgical Tech

SCA Health

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Location
Charlotte, North Carolina
Job Type
Part-time
Employer Name
SCA Health
Employer Website
https://www.scasurgery.com

Job Description

Category: Per Diem

Overview

Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCAâ™s 11,000 teammates operate more than 260 surgical facilities that serve over 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefitsâ¦

  • Positive work culture
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance â“ eligible on Day 1 of employment
  • Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
  • Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan

Charlotte Surgery Center â“ Wendover Campus information:

Charlotte Surgery Center â“ Wendover Campus is a multi-disciplinary ambulatory surgery center that specializes in orthopedic surgery. As part of the fast-growing outpatient surgery world, CSC Wendover serves patients in need of a variety of orthopedic surgery, including total joint replacement, sports medicine injuries, upper extremity and lower extremity trauma, upper extremity/hand elective surgery, and pediatrics, respectively. We strive to attain the highest quality in patient outcomes, safety and overall patient experience. Along with a group of dedicated and talented providers, CSC Wendover strives to serve the community with a high-quality, comfortable, personal experience.

  • Morning breaks, lunch breaks planned each day for all teammates, along with afternoon breaks as needed (depending on the teammateâ™s shift)
  • No weekday or weekend call
  • Facility is closed on the weekends and during major and minor holidays (8 total holidays recognized by SCA)
  • Thanksgiving and day after Thanksgiving included in holidays/closed days for the center

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 patientâ™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 patientâ™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 patientâ™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 patientâ™s progress toward attaining outcomes.
  • Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patientâ™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.

Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • Graduate of a recognized and accredited Surgical Technologist Program preferred.
  • 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:

  • Fast-paced, active 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
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Standing and walking for extensive periods of time (as normal for operating room environments)
  • Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range

  • Positions normally involve 8/10/12hr work shifts, as a full-time teammate
  • Operating Room department consists of 6 ORs and 2 procedure rooms
  • Operating rooms, SPD, sterile instrumentation storage, supply storage located within one hallway, to make for efficient, easily accessible needs for cases
  • Staffed operating room assistants, radiology technicians, and SPD staff that works with the OR RNs and OR STs
  • Scrubs and radiation aprons provided to all teammates on-site







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About the employer
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.