Surgical Technologist III, per diem

Baystate Medical Center

Job Description

Full / Part Time: Per Diem
Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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We are Baystate Health- one of the largest health care systems in New England with over 11,500 employees, five hospitals and over 60 medical practices!

Baystate Health is an integrated health care delivery system serving a population of nearly 1 million people in western Massachusetts. Baystate Health has been named a Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networkfor ten consecutive years by Verispan, a national research company. For the second time, Baystate Medical Center has been named a Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing services and has been recognized as a Top 15 Health System in the US by Truven Healthcare Analytics.

As a comprehensive health care system, we have been nationally recognized for our quality care and a great place to work. Baystate Medical Center has been designated as a Magnet Hospital for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and was named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. We are growing, offering room for a progressive career.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) in Greenfield, MA, is a 93-bed acute care community hospital. BFMC serves the Northern Tier of northwestern Massachusetts. Our top priority is giving the Greenfield area the clinical excellence, advanced technology, neighborly warmth and convenience of a community hospital, combined with access to Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA.

Performs a variety of clinical and technical procedures under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
Maintains safe operations of designated equipment and instruments. Inspects and evaluates safety of equipment and instruments prior to use in accordance with established policy and procedure. Removes faulty equipment/instrumentation from patient care area, labels with appropriate documentation. Communicates equipment difficulties to team leader/charge nurse. Demonstrates knowledge of safe handling practices of delicate instrumentation as measured by lack of broken items noted on associated cases.
Maintains appropriate PAR levels of designated supplies. Monitors levels of supplies in O.R. rooms and restocks as necessary. Inspects sterility dates and rotates stock in O.R. rooms and on specialty carts to ensure lack of waste due to outdate. Assists in maintaining contents in instrument trays, as defined by the needs of the unit or specialty ie; provides feedback to service coordinator- physician instrument needs -physician preference card revisions. Demonstrates responsible and cost-conscious use of supplies and resources. Possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to function in several specialties.
Maintains an environment conducive to safe and aseptic patient care. Establishes and monitors the sterile field and team by following policies and procedures related to aseptic technique. Informs Clinical Nurse Leader of conditions requiring action to ensure safety, sterility, and infection control as they arise (by completion of work shift).
Promotes quality/appropriate patient care within defined limits. Assist with reviewing supplies/instrumentation/ equipment needed for procedure. Reviews physician preference card to ensure completeness of case preparation. Assists surgeon by anticipating needs and following instruction regarding equipment. Maintains safe practice with regard to sharps according to policy. Performs sponge/sharp/instrument counts with RN according to policy. Assists RN with surgical specimen handling according to policy evidenced by lack of incident related to specimen mishandling/mislabeling. Loads case cart according to procedure demonstrating awareness of proper care of instruments as evidenced by lack of instrument breakage. Immediately informs circulating nurse of any conditions which may negatively impact patient care.
Maintains attitude and work practices consistent with team goals and positive service responsive relationships. Assists with teaching and orientation of students and new employees. Displays positive/professional attitudes to physician contracts. Consistently displays positive team approach when dealing with peers/colleagues/patient population. Possesses the ability to adjust to sudden change/emergent situations. Shows independent initiative in completing work assignments. Contributes to the goals/mission of the unit on a consistent basis.
Participates in staff staff development and education activities. Completes all mandatory inservice updates on an annual basis as evidenced by attendance rosters. Attends inservices on a regular basis or reviews inservice minutes. Collaborates with Peers to provide educational programs. Independently seeks educational programs for CEUs, certification, advanced degree, etc. Member of unit/hospital committee. Member of Professional Organization.
Provides age-appropriate care of patients. Demonstrates knowledge of developmental stages for the following age groups and applies theories and concepts when planning and implementing care for patients.

Associates Degree in Surgical Technology or program accredited by Committee of Allied Health Education Association or have completed a structured training program and hold a professional equivalent
Surgical Technologist with a minimum of 4 years experience.
Consistently positive performance appraisals in key areas of function and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to handle difficult and stressful patient situations.
Exemplary expertise in knowledge and skills performance while demonstrating leadership abilities within the intraoperative setting.
AST required
CPR required

Per Diem OR CST. 8 hour shifts. Monday-Friday days with variable starting times. Open to underfilling position at a level II for the right candidate.

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.