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Surgical Tech - Operating Room

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Unit Description


Care Site Description

Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.

Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health — and hope — to our patients.

Fast Facts

Lafayette, CO (20 miles northwest of downtown Denver) (estab. 2004)
Community hospital
1,480 associates, 1,040 medical staff and 239 allied health practitioners
234 beds (192 are staffed)
Services & Expertise

Bone & Joint Institute
Cardiac & Vascular Services
Comprehensive Cancer Care
Emergency & Trauma Services
Integrative Care
Neurosciences
Senior ER Services
Women's and Family Services
Kudos: Good Samaritan Medical Center offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.

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Description

This position assists the surgical team by acting as the primary scrub person who handles the instruments, supplies and equipment during surgical procedures. Maintains constant vigilance for the maintenance of the sterile field.
  • Checks supplies/instrumentation and equipment needed for surgical procedures and ensures they are working properly.
  • Opens sterile supplies and sets up the table for each surgical procedure.
  • Provides a sterile field for surgical procedures. Ensures that the members of the surgical team are properly attired and assists the surgeon with draping the patient to isolate the operative site.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the sterile field by applying principles of aseptic techniques and informing the surgeon/surgical team of infractions.
  • Passes instruments and supplies to the surgeon.
  • Counts sponges and sharps with the RN prior to the surgery and before the incision is closed.
  • Cleans and prepares the instruments for sterilization.
  • Assists in the maintenance of specialty surgical services.
  • Prepares the sterile dressing for the patient’s incision.

·         The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.       


Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent, required
  • Successful completion of an accredited Operating Room/Surgical Tech program, required
  • Current certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist, required
  • Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
  • Two years of surgical tech experience, preferred
Organization: Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lafayette, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Lafayette
Department: GSMC-Surgery
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 5/10/2017 11:01:19 PM
FTE: .9
Job Number: 17003504
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