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St. Luke's University Health Network Certified Surgical Technician, NEW Ortho Hospital (Full Time Mon-Fri Days) in Allentown, Pennsylvania

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Surgical Technician Certified handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during surgical procedures.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Checks supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure

  • Scrubs, gowns, and gloves self and members of the surgical team

  • Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for procedure and ensures they are in good working condition

  • Performs appropriate counts with circulator prior to the operation and before incision is closed

  • Assists with draping sterile field

  • Passes instruments, retractors and suture etc., to surgeon during procedure

  • Demonstrates ability to anticipate need of the surgical team

  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during procedure

  • Handles surgical specimens appropriately and safely

  • Handles sharps and mediations following OR safety policies

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Sit up to 1 hour per day. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; possibly 6 hours at a time. Walk up to 8-10 hours per day; up to 2 hours at a time. Continuously required to use manual dexterity for handling and twisting/turning. Consistently lift and carry objects up to 10 pounds; frequently lift and carry objects up to 25 pounds; frequently push objects up to 100+ pounds (i.e., camera carts, microphones, storage carts, etc.). Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must have the ability to move and respond quickly. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral vision. Depth perception necessary. Ability to tolerate visual monotony.

EDUCATION:

Completion of formal surgical technology program and/or equivalent experience. Certification as a surgical technology is required. Certification from the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) with the CST credential or NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) with the TS-C credential are acceptable.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Planned for 4-6 week orientation to surgical suite by Clinical Specialist, on-going in-service programs and on-the-job experiences with individual preceptors. Customized orientation for all surgical specialty areas.

WORK SHIFT:

Full time days, as scheduled. 40 hours per week.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (http://www.slhn.org/EOE)

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (http://www.slhn.org/) (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 20,000 employees providing services at 15 campuses and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $3.5 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties in two states: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. St. Luke’s hospitals operate the largest network of trauma centers in Pennsylvania, with the Bethlehem Campus being home to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

SLUHN is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare’s five-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. It is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital. The Network’s flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from Fortune/Merative 11 times total and eight years in a row, including in 2023 when it was identified as THE #4 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY. In 2021, St. Luke’s was identified as one of the 15 Top Health Systems nationally.

SLUHN has been named a Top Workplaces 2023 by the Morning Call. In addition, St. Luke’s has been named a Top Workplace nationally, in the Philadelphia region, and in New Jersey. St. Luke’s is the ONLY healthcare institution in Pennsylvania and the third-highest ranked healthcare entity in the nation to be deemed a Top Workplace in 2023. In 2023, St. Luke’s was named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes. St. Luke’s was the only employer in the Lehigh Valley to be named to the list and was one of only two healthcare employers in Pennsylvania to receive the designation. St. Luke’s University Health Network is the top-ranked Lehigh Valley-based employer in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of employers in Pennsylvania.

Learn More Here. (http://www.slhn.org/About)

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