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Surgical Technologist - 1.0

Company: Lancaster General Health
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Job Description:

**Company** Lancaster General Hospital **Cost Center** 4585 Surgical Services-Ortho Operating Room **Supervisory Organization** Surgical Services-Ortho OR **Grade** G10 **Summary** Job Description **Job Title:** **Surgical Techt** _This position is located in Lancaster, PA._ Full-time, 1.0 80 hr per two weeks working in the Ortho OR at Lancaster General hospital 7:00 am to 5:30 pm with every third weekend, occasional holiday with rotational on call Friday to Sunday, 30 min response time. $5,000.00 sign on minus taxes with a one year commitment **ATTENTION:** Please be aware that, if you are an external applicant, you may need to complete an online assessment as part of the hiring process. This assessment will be sent to the e-mail address that you included in your application. Please note: Some e-mail accounts may receive the assessment e-mail in their junk/spam e-mail. This assessment must be completed within 5 days of receiving it. For more information regarding the assessment, please click HERE at http://www.lghealthjobs.org/Home/Career-Opportunities.aspx . **SUMMARY:** The Surgical Techt assists in the delivery of patient care by handling instruments during operative procedures and by performing a variety of duties related to the preparation, processing and arrangement of surgical instruments and supplies under a Registered Nurse. **PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:** 1. Utilizes techniques of infection control. Monitors all personnel for compliance with aseptic techniques and safety standards. 2 ute response time.. Functions primarily as instrument handler on all types of surgical procedures involving and requiring conformance with specific sterile and aseptic techniques and procedures. 3. Secures, sets up and otherwise prepares the Operating Room equipment, instruments and supplies. Arranges instruments, tables, stands and other articles in specified order. Adjusts equipment within the Operating Room to meet the needs of the surgeon and operative requirements. 4. Functions as first assistant to the surgeon by handling tissue, using instruments to provide wound exposure and hemostasis, suction, sponge and bovie when needed, cutting tissue and tying suture as directed by surgeon, which may include closure of surgical wound. 5. Anticipates and supplies surgeon's needs for instruments, supplies and equipment in such a way that the surgeon need not divert his/her attention from the operative field. 6. Identifies emergency situations and responds in a calm and efficient manner. Recognizes surgical complications and anticipates corrective measures, assuring expeditious treatment. 7. Cares for contaminated instruments and supplies during and after the surgical procedures utilizing appropriate environmental control techniques. **REQUIREMENTS:** + High school diploma or equivalent (GED). + Graduate of an approved school of surgical technology or validation of completion of a surgical military training program. + CPR Certification. **PREFERRED JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:** One (1) year of Operating Room scrub experience. **This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.** Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, at http://lancastergeneralhealth.org/LGH/ a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at https://www.pennmedicine.org/ is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing **Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare)** . Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system. Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than **300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region** . Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare. A **four time designated Magnet hospital** for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and **ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report** as one of the nation?s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also **one of only seven hospitals in the country** with all of the following distinctions: 5 Star Rating on Medicare.gov Hospital Compare Healthgrades America?s 50 Best Hospitals 2017 at https://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/pennsylvania-pa/lancaster-general-hospital-hgst7169e6a6390100 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A US News List of High Performing Hospitals at https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/lancaster-general-hospital-6231120 **EOE Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Indentity/Disability/Vet**

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