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St. Luke's University Health Network Certified Surgical Techician in Easton, 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 Certified Surgical Technician 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/License:

PA Requirement: Certification required upon hire, unless new graduate.

A New Graduate, requires certificate within six (6) months of hiring date.

Acceptable certifications include one of the following:

• National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) – 1 year renewal cycle OR

• National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) – 2 year renewal cycle

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

On-the-job training - with 8 weeks concentrated orientation period. Experience preferred.

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)

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