Surgical Technologist I-Scarborough Surgery Center
MaineHealth System - Portland, ME

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Performs first scrub role on core cases of assigned services. Directly assists the surgeon by passing sterile instruments and supplies at the sterile field. Demonstrates ability to anticipate surgeon's requests on core cases of assigned services, expediting the process of surgery and improving patient outcomes. Shares responsibility with the RN for countable items at the field. Demonstrates knowledge of medications and uses in the Operating Room. Assists with the mixing and administration of heparin, local anesthesia, radiology contrast dyes, antibiotic solutions, Papaverin, Thrombin, Properly labels all medication on the sterile field. Able to meet the specific care need of the patient as relates to the patient's age group. When performing second scrub role, responsibilities including holding retractors, sponging or suctioning the operative site as directed by the surgeon. Understand and properly uses instrumentation/equipment, considering the maintenance, safety and availability.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

APPLICANT MUST BE A Surgical Tech willing to work flexible hours on a variety of shifts.

Demonstrates responsibility for identification of techs own learning needs and communciates these needs to the appropriate resource staff.

Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with others.

Ability to stand continually for several hours, and move, lift, position, transport patients stretchers, equipment and etc.

Ability to concentrate on detail and adjust quickly to changes of assignment.

Education / Licenses / Certifications Required: (Amount and type required and preferred) Completion of Accredited School of Surgical Technology and Experience: (Amount and type required and preferred) 0-1 Year (at the judgment of the director.)

Knowledge of aseptic technique and operating room standards and procedures, acquired through completion of course in an approved school of Surgical Technology.