Surgical Tech Certified - Centennial Lakes Surgery Center

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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, SCA's 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit This surgery center is relocating in November 2021 to St. Louis Park, MN. A brand new facility is currently being built to accommodate a growing number of surgical procedures - including ENT, ophthalmology, plastic surgery and podiatry. We are looking for dedicated professionals that provide exceptional care! Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits… * Positive work culture * Career growth opportunities * Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance - 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 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. 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: * 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 * Working irregular hours

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