Responsible for the scrub duties in simple to complex surgical interventions, assess the instruments, equipment, and supply needs of each case assigned and is responsible to ensure that the plan of care developed with the team is implemented according to defined performance standards to ensure positive patient outcomes. The Certified Surgical Technologist is dedicated to providing a safe patient environment and accepts responsibility to assist in on-the-job training of new team members upon request.
Associates Degree, specialized in Operating Scrub Technology
1 -2 years prior experience as a Surgical Technologist preferred
Surgical Technologist Certification preferred
CPR certification required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Center.
Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
Ability to assist in the care and the preparation of the surgical patient by performing routine and delegated duties according to standards and policy.
Ability to demonstrate and to organize and manage time and equipment effectively, setting appropriate priorities.
Ability to work accurately and efficiently under time constraints, and often in stressful situations.
Ability to demonstrate skill and accuracy in communication both oral and written.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and physiology; progression of surgical procedures, sterilization process, aseptic technique, and safety standards in a surgical environment.
Ability to perform simple mathematical functions correctly.
Ability to willingly adapt to hours of availability to variable changing needs.
Ability to effectively function as a member of a collaborative team.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Surgical Technologist (ST) is responsible for performing scrub duties in simple to complex surgical interventions.
Responsible for assessing and or assembling the instrument, equipment, and supply needs of each case assigned and is responsible to ensure that the plan of care developed with the team is implemented according to defined performance standards to ensure positive patient outcomes.
Responsible for providing a safe patient environment and accepts responsibility to assist in on-the-job training of new team members upon request.
Assembles the necessary instruments, supplies and equipment, checking items to assure they are in working condition.
Applies and monitors the principles of aseptic technique throughout the peri-operative phase.
Performs intra-operative sponge and needle counts according to policy and procedure.
Ensures safety of the patient during the use of electrical equipment.
Correctly collects and accurately labels specimens.
Applies principles of proper body alignment during the transfer and positioning of patients.
Ensures and respects the patient’s right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
Assures the Environment of Care is maintained according to regulatory guidelines.
Labels and reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate persons.
Participates in the evaluation of new supplies, equipment and or instrumentation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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